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Old 12-11-2004, 09:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey I gotta dumb question for you guys. I'm building a computer for somebody and I'm putting XP Pro on it. Should I format the HDD with NTFS or FAT? I know NTFS is more secure, but that computer is just for home use so does it matter? I was gonna choose NTFS, but wasn't really sure.
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It doesn't realy matter. I would use NTFS though. For bigger drives you should use NTFS. For small drives/partitions (like 0-10GB) use FAT32 if you want, its a little faster in small partitions.
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I got a 200gb hdd. What I was gonna do is make a partition of 10gb for like the os and then make another partition for my other stuff like games, etc. In your opinion how big should I make the second partition?
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It depends on how many programs you are gonna install on partition 1 (XP)

I think 10-20 GB for XP will be enough for a lot of programs. You can use the other 80GB for your games and music.
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np

it should be 180GB btw.. lol
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maybe its better to use a bigger C partition, or create 3 partitions. partitions bigger then 137GB can cause problems without servicepach1 installed. So you could try 20|60|120 or 80|120
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I would personally go with NTFS, just because of the confusion that would be caused to use different ones on different drives.
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Old 12-11-2004, 10:44 AM   #9 (permalink)
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i like NTFS cuz you can compress all the files and get more outta your HD
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hey major when you say servicepach 1 what do you mean...
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