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Windows XP on 15GB FAT32?

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  • FAT32
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  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
December 19, 2008 8:43:27 PM

It seems there's not a whole lot of info about putting XP on a small FAT32 partition, regarding performance (I guess since not very many people do it).

Anyway, I'm using a 15GB partition for my (only) OS so that system files will stay nice and clumped together, but I'm not sure if I should use NTFS on such a small partition. Would there be any advantage, performance-wise, to format this small partition in FAT32 since FAT32 is regarded as better for small drives? Would the disadvantages outweigh the advantages?

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December 20, 2008 12:38:42 PM

I'd use NTFS regardless of partition size.