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Windows 7: can I do FAT32 partitioning on 7?

28 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
can I do FAT32 partitioning on 7?

the Disk Management program can't manage (extend/shrink/etc.) FAT32 partitions.

I don't wish to format NTFS and extend/shrink/etc. an NTFS partition, I want to maintain and alter a partition in FAT32, because my older computer can't read NTFS partitions, and I want it to recognise a partition on this external drive.

is there a third party program that works on Win 7 which can give me this ability?

alternatively, can the "exFAT" system offered in Disk Management be read by WinME, or is it quite different to FAT32?

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28 Oct 2010   #2

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28 Oct 2010   #3

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

DiskInternals NTFS Reader for Windows 95, 98, Me

to read from ME to Win 7 NTFS
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28 Oct 2010   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
oh nice!
thanks for that--no one had even proposed such a concept to me before!
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28 Oct 2010   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
thanks, looks good.
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28 Oct 2010   #6

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

NP.
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