Re: WIndows NT4

Re: WIndows NT4


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Posted by Henry on January 10, 2002 at 12:22:49:

In Reply to: WIndows NT4 posted by Shane Smith -Franklin on January 09, 2002 at 10:12:35:

: I want to be able to install windows nt4 on a partion larger than 2048. How?

Your choices are NTFS and FAT16. If you use FAT16 cluster size will need to be 64KB (128 sectors!) which seems more like an iillusion than anything helpful (number of clusters DOES NOT CHANGE). Note that while DOS supports FAT16 it DOES NOT support 64KB cluster size so thoes files can't be manipulated by DOS. NTFS SP4 will support a boot partition up to about 8GB and a "large" non-boot partition.

Main advantage of NTFS is "security"; NTFS isn't accessible from cheap DOS (need expensive NTFSDOS) which can help keep folks out of their systems. This is mainly a benefit for MIS/IT departments who don't want users customizing their PCs. If you are the owner/user of a single PC then read "secure" as meaning virtually unrepairable if something goes wrong (like a bad sector in the middle of your swapfile/pagefile - winNT will not boot).

An informative link is at:
http://www.computing.net/windowsnt/wwwboard/forum/15677.html

Good Luck,
Henry


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