8.3. System Utilities and Tools

The basic unit of storage is the disk. Disks are partitioned (primary, logical, extended) and then formatted for use. With the Windows operating systems this exam focuses on, you can choose to use either FAT32 or NTFS. The advantage of NTFS is that it offers security and many other features that FAT32 can't handle.

If you're using FAT32 and want to change to NTFS, the convert utility will allow you to do so. For example, to change the E: drive to NTFS, the command is convert e: /FS:NTFS.

8.3.1. Critical Information

Once a disk is formatted, the unit is the directory structure, in which you divide the partition ...

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