Under Windows Vista, we have FAT32 and NTFS partition formats among which FAT32 is the upgraded edition of FAT16. Along the rapid development of computer business, NTFS appeared to be more popular thanks to its superior performances over FAT32, which now has fallen far short of users' needs. If you are an Vista users and want to convert your current FAT32 partition to NTFS, I would like to recommend you a piece of powerful free partition magic software, by the name of MiniTool Partition Wizard.
As is known to us, partition is a very important part of computer and a disk is workable only after being partitioned. Currently, common partition formats are FAT 16, FAT 32 and NTFS and each of them has distinctive performance and features.
FAT 32 is a early file system that supports relatively old operating systems such as Windows 95 and Windows 98, etc. If user wants to visit Windows 9X from DOS, FAT file system is a must. However, FAT has very limited storage volume and is not so smooth in operation. Subsequently, a file system with better performance, NTFS, is developed.