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How To Clean Install Windows XP (Part 2 of 4)

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Choose a File System to Format the Partition
Partition format options screen during the Windows XP setup process

Windows XP Clean Install - Step 13 of 34

For Windows XP to install on a partition on a hard drive, it has to be formatted to use a particular file system - either the FAT file system format or the NTFS file system format. NTFS is more stable and secure than FAT and is always the recommended choice for a new Windows XP installation.

Using the arrow keys on your keyboard, highlight the line that says Format the partition using the NTFS file system and press Enter.

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