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    Im currently running win98 but I'm thinking about getting win2000.

    Now my question does everything (ie all apps and games) I have on 98 now also work with 2000?

    And if I want to chance who do i change from FAT32 to NTFS without haveing to reformat?

    Thanks Benno

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    yes, a full reformat is required, you might not have to, but its best to do a full reformat

    as far as games yes they should all run fine, 2kpro has a option to run app/games in win95 mode
    so you shouldn't have any problems with games

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    No a full format is not nessasary

    im running a converted FAT32 2 NTFS
    ive had no problems with games or anything for that matter

    my PC runs lots of apps and games (i love my apps)

    also windows 2000 rules (only if its SP4)


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    Originally posted by Fiber@21 November 2003 - 08:57


    also windows 2000 rules (only if its SP4)
    This makes NO sense at all. Explain please.

    If you take a look at the changes included in SP4, very few have anything to do with the desktop functions.
    Most improvements are for the server versions and are more security or advanced networking focused. Any other fixes are just a collection of hotfixes that were individualy packaged before and are now combined into a single update.

    In fact, some of the things that SP4 does to a desktop system aren't really that desireable.
    Is this just maybe"new and shiny" syndrome causing you to make uninformed statements?

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    balamm has done it again gj dude

    wow all that reading from the microsoft newsgroups and bullintons really paid off eh?

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    what do you expect, he thinks you shouldn't have to do a full reformat going from fat32 to ntfs

    as I said you can do it, but its BEST to do a full reformat.

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    Absolutely. How can you judge a new OS unless you do every thing possible to have it as clean as possible?

    I don't visit the MS news groups any more. The arrogance there was a bit too much for me. I do still get all the news, updates and bulletins through email though.

    I prefer to look to the sans institute for info and informed opinions. Check them out, it's well worth the time.

    http://sans.org/

    They have webcasts, featured columnists, security seminars, MSCE certification, and a bunch of other elite training programs.

    james_bond_rulez, You're runing win2k server, check out the SSH webcast they did a while back. Very interesting.

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    Thanks for all the input guys
    but then how do I get all my files to windows2000?
    Burn everything?


    If anybody has a better suggestion please let me know

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    Create partitions and organise what you want to keep. It's probably safer than converting. Start windows 2000 on a 10 or 15 gig partiton and only make it bigger if you need to. If you have a smaller drive, you might get away with a 5 gig partiton but you'll have to sacrifice some things. Or, just partiton and go dual boot 98/2k till you get the feel of win2k.

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    i had 98/win2k dual boot b4 but it's just too much work to worth the trouble.

    i got a 10GB c drive and install my os there and some programs and back it up with ghost every 2 weeks and store it on a separate hdd...

    best way to stay fit is to cut the fat!!!

    but my hdd is filled with moviez, gamez, appz, musicz and porn and ...stuff

    thx bal i'll check it out

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