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#1 nitty

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 03:50 AM

When I try to install my PC using FAT systemthere is none choose to click

I can't install my OS using FAT system but I'm obligated to install just with NTFS

What is the problem that there isn't the option until I'm formatting my Pc can't install using FAT ??

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 05:04 AM

Only NTFS is offered as a formatting option if the partition you are installing onto is larger than 32GB. If you really want to use FAT32, you can choose to create a partition smaller than 32GB during the XP setup, or if you want to use a partition larger than this, the partitioning and FAT32 format can be done beforehand, eg using a boot disk. The XP setup will accept a pre-existing formatted FAT32 partition to install onto, regardless of its size.

Edited by Platypus, 14 June 2009 - 05:05 AM.

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 06:10 AM

Ah ok, that's mean partition large than 32 GB cannot be installed using FAT32, just the partition under 32GB?

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 10:21 PM

Yes, that's correct, if you only use the XP setup CD.

If you make a FAT32 formatted partition larger than 32GB first, by other means, then run the XP CD, it will offer to install on the existing larger partition. It offers options to accept the FAT32 or convert it to NTFS, you can choose to keep the partition FAT32.

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 03:51 AM

Okz

Thanks guys for support

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 06:50 AM

You're welcome.

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