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I don't think XP can read exFAT. Let me check.

Oh.. well apparently you can if you download some hotfix to read it.

So I'd say use exFAT.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ExFAT
Thanks. On wiki it says that alll XP needs is SP2 and above, and Vista SP1 and above. If this is the case, then no worries. All my XP systems are SP2/SP3.

I just always assumed that when a file was done transfering, that it was fine to remove. (I would wait a couple of seconds just to be sure.) Never once in my life have I ever waited for that message. Infact, the only time that thing would ever pop up was when you inserted a stick or a hard drive, and not the other way around.
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Thanks. On wiki it says that alll XP needs is SP2 and above, and Vista SP1 and above. If this is the case, then no worries. All my XP systems are SP2/SP3.

Regarding NTFS... As long as its not reading/writing to the drive, I always assumed it was fine to remove.
Yes I never had a problem with unplugging my external harddrive (NTFS) without following the right procedures.
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I don't think so.

I have an external USB hard drive that is formatted in NTFS and I frequently unplug it (or shut it off) from one system or another without issue.
Same here, and ive never had any problems neither
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