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NTFS Version Compatibility
Microsoft's decision to greatly enhance the NTFS file system under Windows 2000 resulted in a number of new features that most users consider advantageous. However, in creating the new 5.0 version of NTFS, compatibility issues became a concern under some circumstances. In particular, file system compatibility becomes an issue when mixing disk volumes between systems that have different versions of Windows installed. Multiple operating system PCs that have both Windows NT and Windows 2000 installed also may run into difficulties.
There are in fact several different compatibility issues here, which are related. In no particular order:
The PC Guide is not a site that focuses specifically on operating systems, so I do not come even close to discussing all the nuances of Windows NT or Windows 2000 installations. If you are going to be working extensively with these operating systems, I would recommend that you consult more comprehensive documentation on the operating systems, and in particular, issues involved with file system installation and support. This applies even more to those who will be setting up complex systems, such as those that boot more than one operating system.