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Win XP NTFS partition compatible with win 98 fat32

Last response: in Networking
August 12, 2002 10:46:01 PM

Hello, I heard that In win XP, if you partition the hd in NTFS format, you can't share files with other computers that are running win 98 with in your network. I was told to partition in fat 32 so they would be compatible. Is this true?
I have three computers two of them have win 98 and, I just finished building the newest one. I am installing win xp home ed. on this new computer.
I was not given the option to partition in fat32.
Please help.
August 13, 2002 10:25:28 AM

you must "format" the drive with the FAT32 file system. It has nothing to do with partitioning.

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August 14, 2002 4:27:01 AM

You can share a folder on NTFS partion with Windows 98 over network connection.
August 15, 2002 7:07:15 AM

Yah, you can read ntfs drives over a network with a win98 machine. Just not on the same machine that has dual boot.

On my Win98 machine, I can read, copy and delete files off the Win2k ntfs machine over the network.

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