formatted my USB to NTFS and Win10 says not usable for system image

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  1. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
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    Just to add, Windows can't format a partition/drive larger than 32GB as FAT32, usually offers only exFAT and NTFS for larger capacities.
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  2. Ghot's Avatar
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    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1469 (x64) [21H2]
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    melinda10S said:
    Hi Ghot, The drop down list only had exFAT. Is that what I want?

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    I don't have an option FAT32 in the format list. I used exFAT and Win10 says it needs to be NTFS.



    Are you just right clicking the USB stick in File Explorer, and choosing format?

    Also, it may want ExFat for a stick bigger than 32GB.
    I have a 256 GB stick that I formatted with FAT32, and it only formatted 32 of the 256GB.


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