Boot Camp Format

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  1. apthai macrumors member

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    I recently purchased a MacBook (Early 2008). I'm thinking about running Boot Camp with WinXP cause that will then allow me to get rid of my windows laptop.

    When I started the Boot Camp Assistance and it restarted I was presented with an option about how I want to format my drive.

    NTFS
    NTFS(Quick)
    FAT
    FAT (Quick)
    Leave current drive

    Which option is best? I know that if I leave it at FAT, I'll beable to access the windows partition in OSX? But isn't NTFS a better format for Windows?

    I'm not too sure what to choose so any opinion or facts about each would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    FAT has problems with file sized approaching and exceding 4GB, but for most applications, that isn't a big deal. Also, NTFS is a journaled file system, but again, not a big deal. I'd go with FAT, just to have the flexability of getting stuff off of my Windows partition whenever I needed it.

    TEG
     
  3. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Me id go NTFS and install either MacFuse or Paragon
     

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