File Systems

The file system you use with Windows 2000 determines which of the operating system's advanced features are available to you. To use a Windows 2000-based computer to startup in Microsoft MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows 3. x , or Microsoft Windows 95, use FAT16. For a multiple-boot configuration with Microsoft Windows 95 OSR2 or Microsoft Windows 98 using very large volumes, you might want to use FAT32. If you are concerned with disk security, performance, and efficiency, you might choose NTFS.