Windows Xp limited only to 32gb?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by stuff99, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. stuff99 macrumors 6502

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    Hi everyone,

    I just installed XP on my mac and I was wondering if there was a way to allocate more space onto the XP side after I installed it. It seemed to cap me off at 32gbs. I used fat32 so I can access my windows partition on my mac side.

    Thanks!
     
  2. tersono macrumors 68000

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    32gb is the limit for FAT32. If you want to go bigger than that, then you need to use NTFS
     
  3. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    FAT32 has a limit of 32gb any larger it'll have to be NTFS

    the above beat me by about 30secs
     
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Can't Disk Utility resize the partition afterwards?

    No need to shout ;)
     
  5. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    sorry didnt know id hit the caps lock changed it anyway
     
  6. stuff99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so what should I do if i want to change my fat32 xp drive to ntsc with more hard drive space? Is that possible?
     
  7. colocolo macrumors 6502

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    If you are able to change something from fat32 to ntsc, you are nothing short of a wizard :)

    I do not know how to change a partition from fat32 to ntfs, sorry.
     
  8. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    convert c: /fs:ntfs

    Having said that, simply expanding the partition of your C: drive doesn't mean that Windows will be able to use the extra space for your system drive (C:\) without using some extra tools like Partition Magic or gparted, IIRC.

     
  9. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    If you resize the partition in OS X you'll be able to use it in Windows. The 32GB limit is an artificial limitation of the partition making software.
     

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