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    BootCamp partition format question
    Hi,

    I've been installing Boot Camp for as long as I have had a Mac but I am not sure if I am doing something right.

    When I go into the Windows XP install screen it asks me which partition I want to format and I select C: Partition 3 (BOOTCAMP) (FAT32) and I format it to the NTFS file system.

    Am I doing this right or should I have just left the partition to (BOOTCAMP FAT32)?

    Please advise


    Artmuzz

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    FAT 32 limits your partition to 32gigs.

    You're best off with NTFS.

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    Security wise NTFS is the better option, but it won't be as accessible to your Mac OS as FAT32 is. With that in mind I installed FAT32 when I set mine up.

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