Boot Partition w/vNTFS cluster size larger than 4K? Help! :-)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by ScottCEmailATGMailDOTcom, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. In the spirit of knowing just little enough to be wildly dangerous, it is my
    understanding that XP could not have its NTFSbboot partition with a cluster
    size of greater than 4k, even though other partitions could have their
    cluster size up to 64K.

    Now we have our new friend Vista, with a slightly different NTFS (or so I
    have read). My questions are:

    1) Can the cluster size be larger for booting Vista?
    2) Since Vista installs with a 4K cluster size, how can I increase the size
    after the fact?
    3) Since I can't seem to find a third-party tool for partition management
    that is fully Vista-compliant yet, does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thank you for reading this and sharing your insights! :)
    ScottCEmailATGMailDOTcom, Feb 11, 2007
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  2. ScottCEmailATGMailDOTcom

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi Scott,
    No idea, haven't tried it or read anything on it. I highly doubt that it
    would have changed though.
    Third-party product.
    BootIT NG works outside of the OS from its own embrl volume when installed
    properly. I used it throughout the Vista beta without any issues whatsoever.

    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    Windows help -

    Rick Rogers, Feb 11, 2007
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