NT or not to NT
Hi ya' all.........
Used win98 with the fat file system forever.........
want to give 2k a try.......
But don't want to damage the fat file system on the hdd
The question is ........will it hurt my hdd.......and
Is there a benefit to the nt file system compared to the fat ???
I guess 2k os will run on either file system...
Sorry if this question is out dated but it's been a while ....
And what are some of the benefits of moving to 2k from 98
Thanx In Advance....
I'll give you a few links explaining Win2k so you can read for yourself. Instead of taking peoples word. You already know 98 so no point in providing links for it.
Documentation on the web.
Hardware and Software Compatibility
First time Beginners at a glance is Here
Have you thought about going to WinXP Home or XP Pro?
thought about xp but have heard a few bad things.....
is there benefits like performance even with 2k ?
I' ll check out the oter info
I Guess the most important question is the difference between the NT file system and the Fat 32.........
If you are still using somewhat dated hardware, go W2K, it will perform better.
Then, in the future, when you get better hardware and can run XP well it wont be as foreign as it is very similar to W2K, much more so than 98 for sure.
W2K looks like 98, acts like XP. XP acts like W2K, looks like XP. Short description but close.
ok cool cross .........
but the filing system?
is it a storage advantage or speed or what???
Stark Raving MOD
ntfs is more secure than FAT32, among other things.
Security biggest issue, backwards compatability should rank in there as well.
If you have older systems in multiple using FAT32 or are networking stay with FAT32. ALL M$ o/s see it.
Other than that depends on HD size and RPM speed. Cant see a differance speedwise between both on older stuff. If you have a smaller older HD shouldnt make a differance.
Sorry for the long time getting back.........
Good info sites thanx to ya' all.............
I always like to learn new things with computers but slow at it...
is there a way to backup like the ghost program does with the fat 32 o/s ??...........
The ghost file backup was a real time saver learning windows......
Formatting time went from hours to minutes to restoring....
Again thanx for all........
Stark Raving MOD
The newer versions of Ghost support NTFS.
New Security Features Planned for Firefox 4
Another Laptop Theft Exposes 21K Patients' Data
Oracle Hits to Road to Pitch Data Center Plans
Microsoft Preps Array of Windows Patches
Microsoft Nears IE9 Beta With Final Preview
Simplified Analytics Improve CRM, BI Tools
Android Passes RIM as Top Mobile OS in 2Q
VMware Updates Hyperic System Management
File Monitoring Key to Enterprise Security
LinkedIn Snaps Up SaaS Player mSpoke