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Old 03-07-2004, 04:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i bought a new computer without OPsystem
when i installed it it asked me to format the hd to ntfs file system.
i did so.
now im thinking if this was a right thing to do.
what is better fat or ntfs . (when ui formated the hard drive i got only one option --- ntfs ,why i didnt have fat is it ok?)
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Old 03-07-2004, 04:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm going to assume that you installed a newer version of windows (XP?). NTFS stands for Windows NT File System. Basically it's M$'s newer file system to replace FAT16 and FAT32. In the strange world of Microsoft, FAT is only really used for MS Dos.

There is probably a better explanation out there, but yes it is ok.
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Old 03-09-2004, 11:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Window NT/2000/XP supports NTFS(New Technology File System)it is designed to provided more security than does the FAT file system and use a database called the Master File Table to hold information about files and directories and theor locations on the hard drive
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Window NT/2000/XP supports NTFS(New Technology File System)it is designed to provided more security than does the FAT file system and use a database called the Master File Table to hold information about files and directories and theor locations on the hard drive.
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