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XP's capacity

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by mdsn, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. mdsn

    mdsn Regular member

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    hey guys im just curious, and im planning to buy a new harddisk..
    how many Gigabytes,terabytes can windows XP accommodate? thanks
     
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    Erm... i guess anything that's on the market, is 1.5TB enough for you?
     
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    XP service pack 1 cant read my 3220gb as a whole. i partitioned it into 2.. do the service pack 2 can read that 1.5TB as a whole.. thanks shokz
     
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    XP SP2 can access more drive space then you could ever put in your home computer. According to Wikipedia:

    Maximum file size: 2TB
    Maximum number of files: 4.2 Billion
    Maximum volume size: 256TB

    If you're having issues... you're going to first need to do a fresh installation with SP2 integrated.., the last BIOS update for your motherboard. If your system isn't recognizing the maximum amount of space, it isn't an OS issue... it's a motherboard, or BIOS configuration issue.
     
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    @Morph416
    thanks a lot man... appreciate it...
     
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    steimy Active member

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    Even with SP2 Windows XP with often partition any drive over a certain size into two partitions. But personally i think that is a good thing. You can keep all your vital windows things on the C: and then keep all your other saved stuff on D:

    Right now my XP has a 320GB External
    two 300GB internals
    and a 250GB internal
    and all working fine.
    and soon to replace my other HDD that went bad with another 300-500GB
    gotta have that HDD space ;)
     

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