July 12th, 2003, 04:41 AM
98 to XP
I was wondering if anybody has transfered 98 files to XP pro? I know the file system is different, but it seems to me there is away. I backed up all my files on cd's with the Nero 5.5 cd write software. If I download that software into the XP pro box, will I be able to download my files from those cd's? I have a slave drive with Suse and some 98 files on it. Will I be able hook it up to the new system and be able to run that drive as before? And if there is a thread that covers this, lead me to it. Thanks.
July 12th, 2003, 04:49 AM
Uhhhm..... Are you talking about programs or just files that your created with a program.
If your saying that you copied an actual program I don't belive its gonna work unless thers a setup program somewhere int the file. The reason I dont' think it would work is because you would not have the registry files that were installed when you first installed the program.
Now if you created files with something like Autocad, Word, Excel, etc. then it should work as long as you have that program installed on your new computer.
July 12th, 2003, 04:51 AM
why dont u just copy all the files from cd to your xp hardisk.... it is more easier than other method. are u using NTFS for your xp? i've transfer all my files from linux (RH6.2) to XP (NTFS, but the files copied to FAT32 partition) by making xp as master and the second hardisk as slave.
July 12th, 2003, 05:13 AM
Well, I'm going to order the system tomorrow. Can you make xp a FAT32 system instead of a NTFS file system? I have some of the programs on disc. Will they dowload to xp if xp is a NTFS file system? I also have Redhat 9 iso that I would like to download to it as well. Is the NTFS file system better than FAT32 file system? I got more questions than answers right now.
July 12th, 2003, 05:57 AM
Yea, you can, but trust me you want NTFS, I think it's ten times better than the old outdated FAT32. So outdated, it kinda makes me wanna cry. *sniff*
That is all.
July 12th, 2003, 06:39 AM
NTFS NTFS NTFS!!!!
Is that clear enough?
I don't exactly know enough info on why it's better than FAT32, I just know that everyone that I speak to about that point tells me NTFS.
Actually..... This is a good starer for me to learn something new!!!!
I'm going to go and find out why it's better
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July 12th, 2003, 06:55 AM
A quick google search yielded this: http://www.google.com/search?hl=&cat...+fat32+to+ntfs
Results 1 - 10 of about 3,530.
One of the results:
NTFS.com Convert FAT32 to NTFS. Converting. Convertion.
... convert. After machine re-boot conversion process will start and
you'll have your FAT32 converted to NTFS without of data loss. ...
www.ntfs.com/quest3.htm - 6k - Cached - Similar pages
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July 12th, 2003, 06:55 AM
The reason NTFS is better is because it is a more secure File sytem and a little bit more stable. It also supports long filenames etc. You can choose to make a FAT 32 partition with XP, but NTFS would be a little more stable.
July 12th, 2003, 07:34 AM
Hmmm, very good thank you. I'll order that new system tomorrow.
July 12th, 2003, 07:54 AM
Look I don't know why this has become a which is better debate..
]His question will My files that have been backed up to CD from the FAT32 98 be readable on the NTFS XP.. Bloody Hell ..YES YES YES..
well the files when on the cd are in the CD-FS format.. Obvious point..
was wondering if anybody has transfered 98 files to XP pro? I know the file system is different, but it seems to me there is away. I backed up all my files on cd's with the Nero
even if a HDD transfer was involved .. XP has no problems reading a Fat32 partition or Drive even when the OS active part is NTFS..
BTW.. once the Partition size goes over 30something GB.. forget FAt32 the argument is no longer valid..you have no real choice..
The current run of Linux you will be able to mount a Fat32 or a XP-NTFS partition.. (atleast in a read mode.. had a copy of lycoris read/write to xp/ntfs.. no probs so Madrake 9.1 & RH9 should..
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