FAT64 support for Windows XP.

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    Don't give me that look. You must have run into situations where you had files on an NTFS-formatted hard drive that couldn't be read on another computer without having to take ownership of them first, but formatting in FAT32 wasn't an option because the disk was too big for it, not to mention NTFS-formatted disks don't like to be unplugged before being "stopped", even when write-caching is disabled. FAT64 solves both problems. I've already tried it on a couple of large portable hard drives at work and it works splendidly.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    I hope they give it to Windows ME next :coold:
     
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    IIRC, it was supported in Windows NT but dropped after that. Windows Vista brought it back, though, and it will continue to be supported in Windows 7.
     
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    What's the schedule for the port to DOS 6.22? :x:
     
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    The fact of the matter is sometimes you need a filesystem that doesn't do anything except store files, but it needs to work with large media.
     
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    Sometimes I think you are bigger idiot than you are geek.
     
  9. Are you still using windows ME? :ugh:


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    Oh shit, good point. I never thought of it that way.
     

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