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FAT is an older filesystem that has 2 versions

FAT16 and FAT32

Windows XP can use Fat32.

However if your going to be installing XP i recomend you use NTFS, which is a much better FS overall, as it adds alot of secutiry that FAT does not have.

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According to MS NTFS is better in just about every way. Particularly it addresses large hard drives more efficiently. And that was back when a large hard drive was 1 Gig! It's more secure and has more options. So unless you are dual booting with an OS that doesn't read NTFS you should use it.

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I already asked this question when i was a few months registered here...
this thread i started last February might be worth reading. Most of the replies i got were very informative...

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WoW! thats a lot of replies! Thanks everyone! (now I can pretend know more).

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