Windows 10: Win Install media, FAT32 or NTFS?

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    Win Install media, FAT32 or NTFS?


    Around the web I've seen descriptions creating Windows 10 install media (USB, mounted Drives etc) where most are formatted to FAT32. But some that said you could format the media NTFS. Is this platform specific (?) curious what difference is or other delineations.

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    Hi,

    It doesn't matter if it is FAT32 or NTFS, it depends on the user preference.

    For more information about FAT32, and NTFS, kindly check the details below:

    NT File System (NTFS):

    • NTFS is the modern file system Windows likes to use by default. When you install Windows, it formats your system drive with the NTFS file system.
    • It works with all versions of Windows, but read-only with Mac by default, and may be read-only by default with some Linux distributions. Other devices—with the exception of Microsoft’s Xbox One—probably won’t support NTFS.

    FAT32:

    • FAT32 is the oldest of the three file systems available to Windows. It was introduced all the way back in Windows 95 to replace the older FAT16 file system used in MS-DOS and Windows 3.
    • Works with all versions of Windows, Mac, Linux, game consoles, and practically anything with a USB port.

    Let us know if you have any other questions.

    Regards.
     
    Robelene Win, May 17, 2020
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    Win Install media, FAT32 or NTFS?

    Around the web I've seen descriptions creating Windows 10 install media (USB, mounted Drives etc) where most are formatted to FAT32. But some that said you could format the media NTFS. Is this platform specific (?) curious what difference is or other delineations.
     
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    what is the difference in fat32 and NTFS HDD formating???

    NTFS is far superior when it comes to data safety, as when it comes to performance with large files. Just disconnect and connect a FAT32 USB drive a few times without using the remove button and then do the same to a NTFS drive. The FAT32 drive will be screwed while the NTFS drives requires a run of chkdsk at the most. I wouldn't safe anything I wish to keep on a FAT32 disk.
     
    DanTheBanjoman, May 17, 2020
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