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Kilobyte

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#11 13 years ago
Rookie_42Of course. The two filesystems are interchangeable if you decide to go back to an older OS.

http://faq.arstechnica.com/link.php?i=1820

They can be swapped out, but not easily. There may be unknown issues when converting back to Fat32.




Suckyshot

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#12 13 years ago

Yes, trying to turn an NTFS format into a FAT32 format is PITA if you're using is Fdisk. Honestly, I've never had too many problems running legacy software in compatibility mode in Win XP, so I've never thought to revert back, not that I could anyways, since the only 9x disc I have is for Windows ME and I will NEVER go back there *shudders*




Oblivious

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#13 13 years ago
'[21PzGraf']...the only 9x disc I have is for Windows ME and I will NEVER go back there *shudders*

*shudders* indeed!

I've had trouble in the past trying to install win98 on an NTFS formatted drive (98 can't see it), as well as figuring out how to get it back to FAT32. I suppose the easiest solution is to buy a cheap, new small HDD dedicated for the win98 system.




Agentlaidlaw

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#14 13 years ago

Use Linux to kill the drive and make it Fat32, works like a charm.




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#15 13 years ago

Monster_userhttp://faq.arstechnica.com/link.php?i=1820

They can be swapped out, but not easily. There may be unknown issues when converting back to Fat32.

Actually, I was referring to formatting and starting out with a blank drive, but I suppose you could go the PM route...

IIRC the WinXP installation utility/recovery console provides an option to reformat the drive as Fat32.




Mere_Mortal

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#16 13 years ago
AgentlaidlawPlus Windows 98SE doesn't kill your resources. Thing probably only uses a max of 78MB of ram instead of 800MB like XP does and 1.5GB like Vista does.

I have XP Home and my commit charge after boot is usually very close to your first figure. Even if I have the FW & AV on auto, it wouldn't be much over 100 whilst I'm using a browser. The trouble with XP is that new PCs come with so much garbage and most of the services are not required. Afterall, I only have two active service hosts.

But 1.5gb is Vista? The RAM will be worth more than the OS the way it's going. Some PCs only have two memory slots and max of 2gb, they might have problems running memory-sensitive programs as well as the OS.




RenegadeKing

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#17 13 years ago
'[21PzGraf']Meh, it doesn't make any difference how much it makes it "feel" like Win2000, we're still talking the difference between DOS-based Windows 9x and Windows NT, and that's not a good difference.

agreed fully




Dragokatzov

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#18 13 years ago

People still use 98?




Johnny Mullet

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#19 13 years ago
DragokatzovPeople still use 98?

If you are smart enough to read the 1st post, then you would know why SOME people are using it, or they like it, or whatever.




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#20 13 years ago

Yeah people have plenty of reason to run DOS Windows; if I could, I actually wouldn't mind running a dual-boot, but as I said before, I don't have a 98SE disc; just a REALLY old 95 disc (I doubt it still works) and an ME disc (which I shall never touch)