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Windows 7: Fat32 from Windows7 ?

02 Jan 2010   #1
ollie007

vista
 
 
Fat32 from Windows7 ?

i need to format in fat32 from windows7, so that it can be readable in older systems.

what s the settings do i need?


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02 Jan 2010   #2
Qdos

 

Just choose FAT32 when formatting a drive. Simple
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02 Jan 2010   #3
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

using the right click format option windows 7 only offers NTFS

one way to do it is use the command line option ............

click Windows/Start orb -> type cmd.exe in the search box -> press Ctrl+Shift+Enter to get an Administrator Command Line , when prompted, press Yes or enter administrative credentials in the UAC pop-up box.

At the command line prompt, enter
format <drive letter>: /FS:FAT32

you will also be asked in the command prompt for the current volume label then the Y/N to proceed prompt

If its larger than 32gb then windows will give an error message "volume size too big" at the end



CompuApps SwissKnife V3 3.17 is not compatible with windows 7

currently looking for something else ...............
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02 Jan 2010   #4
ollie007

vista
 
 

what the setting for the sector (?) size?? or cyle size or something like that?
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02 Jan 2010   #5
Qdos

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
using the right click format option windows 7 only offers NTFS
I'm sorry, I don't use Windows native and primitive disk management, but employ a third party toolset for such operations where you get the options to control cluster sizes etc - and would advise anyone else to do the same...

The best partitioning software I've found for W7 is the Easeus offering.
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02 Jan 2010   #6
ollie007

vista
 
 

what cluster size do i use for fat32?

i have access to paragon's diskmanager.

i thought partition magic was the best (bust no support for windows7 mehtinks)
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02 Jan 2010   #7
ollie007

vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post


personally I prefer to use CompuApps SwissKnife V3 3.17
version 3.22 doesnt work on windows7x86
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02 Jan 2010   #8
Qdos

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ollie007 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post


personally I prefer to use CompuApps SwissKnife V3 3.17
version 3.22 doesnt work on windows7x86
I just linked to something which does work ^^^^
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02 Jan 2010   #9
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ollie007 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post


personally I prefer to use CompuApps SwissKnife V3 3.17
version 3.22 doesnt work on windows7x86
yup just found that out grr, how about partition wizard ?
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02 Jan 2010   #10
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ollie007 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post


personally I prefer to use CompuApps SwissKnife V3 3.17
version 3.22 doesnt work on windows7x86
yup just found that out grr, how about partition wizard ?
confirmed partition wizard does work but kudos to Qdos he found a solution first
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