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    Usually you have drive C or a few more if you got more than one HD or made partitions. What happens when i have reached drive Z: and want to add more?Can i do that or is it the limit for windows?If it can be done, how? Already googled but found nothing.

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    why do you want 24 partitions
    Last edited by {I}{K}{E}; 07-04-2005 at 05:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by {I}{K}{E}
    why do you want 24 partitions
    well there's 4 * 300GB disks, split up into manageable chunks...

    movies
    mp3s - me
    mp3s - gf
    apps installed
    apps rars
    anime
    movies - to be converted
    movies - to be burnt
    then there's "my documents"

    of course a floppy, cd, dvd

    and then theres a series of pen drives, digital camera, mobile phone, iriver

    thats 16 off the top of my head (well 17, cos there would be no b

    so i guess its not a stupid number to want!

    im well interested in this...dunno why, but im intrigued
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    Hehe.
    Im interested too but not enought to partition my HD's to find out.



    Lazy git.

    I guess windows start using 2 numbers/letters etc combo.
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    Its not for me, its for a server that stores high res images. There are other ways to add the HDs, but this is the first option, and im surprised that i can only have 20 something drives with windows.

    BTW i use Linux, so that wouldnt be a problem
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    With the NTFS Volume Mount Points feature, you can surpass the 26-drive-letter limitation.

    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=280297

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    You can only have 26 drive letters (A to Z), and that includes your floppys and optical drives.

    You can have 4 primary partitions, or 3 primary partitions and 1 extended partition. An extended partition can be split into logical drives (no limit). But since you can only have 26 drive letters you would have to use NTFS mount points for any drives which could not be assigned letters, and since they then appear as folders you may as well just have folders in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yonki
    Usually you have drive C or a few more if you got more than one HD or made partitions. What happens when i have reached drive Z: and want to add more?Can i do that or is it the limit for windows?If it can be done, how? Already googled but found nothing.
    Drive BC! or is it AD?

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    Ok thanx, adding them as folders will be the best option. Ill give Bill a call to see if he fixes that for the next SP so i can have drive AB:

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