Windows Os File System Comparsion

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File System Comparison

POS/421 Windows Server Networking
January 30, 2012
Ali Shokraee

File System Comparison This paper is going to compare the different file system structures used for the different version of Windows Operating Systems. This will go from the Disk Operating System (DOS) of the early years to the latest Windows Server 2008. The desktop OS and the servers OS will be compared and contrasted in this paper.
Different Types of File Systems There were many different types of file systems that were used over the years that Microsoft was in business. This ranges from the DOS years to the most current version from Microsoft, Windows Server 2008. The following table (table 1) shows the different File Systems that Microsoft has used and the Operating System (OS) that uses that type of File System (, 2011).
|File System Structure |Operating System |
|FAT12 |All Versions of MS DOS |
|FAT16 |All Versions of MS DOS |
|FAT32 |DOS v7 and Higher, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003 |
| |Server, Windows Vista, Windows 7 |
|exFAT |Windows CE 6.0, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7, Windows XP w/KB955704 |
|NTFS |Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2008, Windows Vista, |
| |Windows 7 |

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