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How do I format a partition for NTFS?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Beffan, Dec 18, 2001.

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  1. Beffan

    Beffan Thread Starter

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    I need a refresher here, I'm trying to partition my hardrive into three drives so I can multiboot between other operating systems. I want to have FAT32 w/ WinME as my primary and NTFS on the two other partitions, one for WinXP and another for Win Advanced Server (trial)

    But I forget how to Format my drive for NTFS....help plz :)
     
  2. Rockn

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    Do the installation first and then you can convert it to NTFS
     
  3. dogbonz

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    Hi Matt:

    In order to have a successful dual boot
    with ME and 2000 Advanced Server, the
    2000 needs to be put on a FAT32 partition.
    And ALSO, you need to have a NTFS partition
    to put some files in 2000 ON. Namely the
    pagefile.sys and certain system files.

    If your hardrive is big enough I would
    suggest at least 4 partitions. Once the
    2000 Server is installed you can partition
    the LAST drive into a partition with NTFS.
    (using disk management)

    Be aware that some drivers may need to be
    upgraded for 2000. Like yer modem fer
    instance.

    I'm uncertain about XP - if it needs to
    be on FAT32 for multi-booting. I have
    a question up about that. We'll both
    check there for the answer. I also
    recommend that you back up your C:
    before doing anything.

    Have Fun,
     
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