Creating a NTFS Bootcamp drive for Vista

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  1. DyingAlive macrumors newbie

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    I have recently attempted to create a partition to install Microsoft Vista Home Premium 32Bit. The partitioning part is not a problem. I decided to use a 32 GB partition, viola it was created. So I inserted the disk and got everything to work. The installation started up. However, when it came time to selecting which drive to install Vista in I ran into some problems.

    I selected the 32 GB partition that was also labeled as BOOTCAMP. However, when I selected it. It wouldn't let me go any farther. It said that it required an NTFS drive. However, when I created the partition I never had the option of selecting which type of drive I wanted. I tried creating a 35 GB partition to see if it would make any difference. But under my Get Info it still is labelling the drive as a FAT32.

    How do I make it so it partitions as a NTFS?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You click the partition you want (booted from the Windows disk) and click format. Then you format it. Then you install.
     
  3. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    Vista and beyond (Windows 7) require NTFS. FAT32 is old as hell anyway. No one should be running it on modern hardware.

    Use Boot Camp to make a partition for whatever size you want. Toss in the Vista install DVD and select the Boot Camp drive, and click format. It'll automatically format the Boot Camp partition to NTFS.
     

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