Bangs head on table



  • I hang around the forums for a certain piece of software, and one day another member asked about an error he was getting when he attempted to decompress a file.  My (correct) guess was that he had a FAT32 drive, and was hitting the size limit, so I gave him a few tips on converting to NTFS (with the caveat that a fresh install is preferable), assuming he was an XP home person with a pre-installed FAT32 drive (remembering that some vendors used to do this).

    Lo and behold, his reply:

    Now I have to persuade the Administrator to do the same with all our other (317) computers.



  •  Once upon a time, I was the IT lacky at my high school.  I had to convert all the machines from FAT16 to FAT32.  I feel for this administrator.



  • Hopefully (317) is a model number and there's only three of them on site.



  • @vt_mruhlin said:

     Once upon a time, I was the IT lacky at my high school.  I had to convert all the machines from FAT16 to FAT32.  I feel for this administrator.

     

    yeah, but fat32 to ntfs is a bit easier than fat16 to fat32 used to be.- 


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