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12-08-2004, 16:24
I have been running Win98/ME and getting around to moving to Win2000. I want to build a system from ground up and not "upgrade".

My old system is FAT32 and I have a backup hard drive on which a copy of all my data resides. In Win2000, I assume I am better off going with NTFS. So I need to move my data over to the new machine. What is the best way to do that?

Can I simply move my backup harddrive with FAT32 over to the WIN2000 system and install it as a second drive? The goal would be to copy the data to the new system and then reformat the backup drive with the NTSF structure.

Suggestions and ideas welcome.

12-08-2004, 16:30
BINGO you got it. Something you could also do is just network the computers together buy a router and transfer that way.

12-08-2004, 17:15
So there won't be a problem with one drive running FAT32 and the other NTFS?

12-09-2004, 20:53
I run Win2K in FAT32 and have no problems.

12-09-2004, 21:40
Originally posted by Harlequin
I run Win2K in FAT32 and have no problems.

That brings up a good point. I have pretty much read that you want to go with NTFS unless you have a specific legacy issue holding you back. What does going with NTFS for Win2K really buy you? In my specific case this computer will be a standalone machine.