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Windows XP Re-Install


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#1 Guest_SteinPooch_*

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 06:50 PM

Hi,
I have an old laptop who's XP install isn't running too well. My tech guy said to wipe and reload (for the second time in a row) and see if that fixes any glitches. Now, I know this will work. But, should I have XP format the drive? Or GPARTED (GNU Partition Editor) format the drive to NTFS/Fat32? Thanks!

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 07:24 PM

Why use 2 tools...to do the job that one can do?

I always use the XP CD for deletion of prior...then formatting/installation of XP.

I suggest that NTFS be used, FAT32 has pretty much outlived its usefulness.

NTFS vs FAT32 FAT16 FAT.Comparing.Performance. - http://www.ntfs.com/ntfs_vs_fat.htm

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