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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

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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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