- Jul 20, 2002
I'm about to format and partition a couple drives for Win XP. I am a major gamer, among many other things, including a lot of graphics heavy stuff. I've heard that NTFS is better than FAT32 in every way EXCEPT for games (some games won't even work on in NTFS space). So, if anyone can confirm that, than I'll use FAT32 (even though NTFS has so many other advantages). Second question is, if I do format with FAT32 for gaming purposes, can I just have a partition or two that I install games on that are FAT32, or would the OS partition also have to be FAT32 in order to avoid all risk of game malfunction? For all other purposes, can anyone confirm that NTFS is better (other various apps, data, swap space, etc.)? Thanks for any help. I've seen conflicting opinions everywhere thus far, and would appreciate some hard facts.