Windows XP 64 bit and ExFAT update?

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Justin, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. Justin

    Justin Guest

    I have Windows XP 64, and I was hoping to get exFAT support.
    Something tells me I'm SOL.
    Justin, Jun 22, 2009
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    Tom Ferguson Guest

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  3. Justin

    Justin Guest

    Justin, Jun 22, 2009
  4. Nope, that's 32-bit XP only. And I see NO listing of support for XP x64 or
    Windows Server 2003 (which is the code base for XP x64). So I think you're
    out of luck.

    But honestly, there's not much loss here. FAT in all it's forms has had its
    day, and you should just use NTFS.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jun 22, 2009
  5. Justin

    Tom Ferguson Guest

    I did extensive searching for any reference to 64 bit systems in connection
    to this file system. I found nothing that gives information or any type of
    guidance one way or the other. Alas, that seems a too-frequent occurrence
    with information about both XP and Vista, 32 vs. 64 bit. Sorry.

    Tom Ferguson
    Tom Ferguson, Jun 22, 2009
  6. Justin

    Justin Guest

    that's what I figured. I usually use NTFS when I need it. However
    sometimes I have cross platform needs; luckily there is a decent enough
    solution for NTFS on x11.
    Justin, Jun 22, 2009
  7. ExFAT definitely would not be useful for cross platform use at this
    time. Currently ExFAT is a Microsoft unique implementation. If you
    can't use it in Win x64, then how would you use it with non-Microsoft
    Bobby Johnson, Jun 22, 2009
  8. Justin

    Dave Warren Guest

    In message <> "Charlie Russel -
    In general, I'd agree, but exFAT is an exception in that it's designed
    in a fairly modern world for cases where NTFS is overkill, but older FAT
    formats are insufficient.

    That being said, it's usefulness will only come if it gains
    cross-platform support.
    Dave Warren, Jun 22, 2009
  9. Justin

    Tom Ferguson Guest

    There is a 'trial' or 'experimental' module available for the Linux kernel
    for reading exFat.
    Tom Ferguson, Jun 22, 2009
  10. Justin

    Justin Guest

    One reason I wanted it is in case I run into a client who has a keyfob
    formatted to it.
    Sometiems with NTFS I forget to set the security to everyone; and I get
    to a client's machine and it won't give me access to the files.
    But for now I have the ability to R&W NTFS on every platform so that
    solution is perfect. Once exFAT has some more compatibility I'll use
    that when needed.
    Justin, Jun 22, 2009
    richard brown, Jun 23, 2009
  12. Justin


    Sep 21, 2009
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    Microsoft has since released a 64-bit driver for Windows 2003 x64 Edition and XP x64 Edition.

    Easiest way to find it is to search on Google for "KB955704 x64". As of this writing, the second and third results are for the x64 drivers on

    I'd include a link, but I'm not allowed to yet. ;)
    Transient, Sep 21, 2009
  13. Justin


    Aug 24, 2011
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    You are OK, both Windows XP x64 and it big brother 2003 x64 install fine. I've done it. I don't have any such memory cards to test it but I suspect it's perfectly functional as well. The installer is a bit slow inspecting the system but after half a minute or more it continues. If it fails you may not have the current service pack installed which you should have anyway regardless of utilizing this update.
    toriless, Aug 24, 2011
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