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19th August 2004, 10:09
When doing a clean install of Windows XP, after you’ve selected the partition
where XP will be installed, you are presented with the option to format the
drive or partition. The format options are:
Format the partition using the NTFS file system (Quick)
Format the partition using the FAT file system (Quick)
Format the partition using the NTFS file system
Leave the current file system intact (no changes)

Is there a way to modify Windows 2000 installation (replace installation files
with ones from WinXP installation or something like that) to add quick format
option in Windows 2000 setup?

19th August 2004, 10:27
I have copied Windows 2000 installation files to harddisk and I maked scripts for
unattended installation and it works, now I just need to make bootable CD but before
that I want to know is there a possibility to replace some files in installation to add
"quick format" option to Windows 2000 setup (like in WinXP)?

23rd August 2004, 06:35
You could always use a linux or Windows XP disc to format the drive and then put the 2K disc in otherwise it's all up to experimentation. It's still way faster than a normal format.

23rd August 2004, 09:01
W2K and WinXP use different versions of NTFS. Is that part of the reason?

23rd August 2004, 11:37
Just get Partition Magic... create, label and format in less than a minute. Maybe 2 if you have a 400GB HDD... :D