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Thread: Dual booting Windows 2000 Server and Windows XP Professional

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2003


    Hi Everyone,

    I have a question about FAT32 and NTFS. At the moment I have Windows 2000 Server on partition D (formatted with NTFS), and Windows XP Professional on partition C (formatted with FAT32). How come I can still see the contents of D drive with full access if it is NTFS when in Windows XP?

    Any ideas?


    ==| PC specs |==
    1. Intel Pentium 4 3.0C ghz
    2. Gigabyte 5900XT
    3. Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 Pro
    4. Kingmax PC3200 DDR RAM (2 x 256mb on dual channel)
    5. Western Digital 80gb 7200rpm HD (8mb cache)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2002


    WinXP can see NTFS, so it only makes sence.
    Are you trying NOT too see it?
    only 9x cannot read NTFS AFAIK.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2002


    XP is built from the Windows 2000 platform and support NTFS. It even works best running on a NTFS partition becuase you can use the Security built into NTFS to protect files

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