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Can XP function with different files systems on different drives?


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mlwjackson

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I'm getting ready to do the three PC shuffle...the oldest has needed programs and files migrated to a better PC and that PC has some of its contents migrated to the new build that is up and running. But I'm not sure if I'm going to have a problem. The oldest computer (that will go to my son) runs XP Pro with NTFS files system. The system some of its contents are to go to runs XP Home with FAT32 on a single drive. I have a nice second 80GB drive available that I would like to install on the receiving PC so that I can load the OS on one drive and put all other applications and data on the second drive. If I format the second drive as NTFS will it function properly with the existing drive running FAT32?
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How to convert Fat32 to NTFS in XP read carefully.


http://www.microsoft...convertfat.mspx


Note Some older programs may not run on an NTFS volume, so you should research the current requirements for your software before converting.


Regards,
TakeBK
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