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Support for 2 TB hard drive

by gr5959 / January 13, 2011 12:59 AM PST

Does Windows xp support a 2 TB hard drive? G.R.

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(NT) XP what SP?
by Coryphaeus / January 13, 2011 3:32 AM PST
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XP can read and write to a 2 TB drive ...
by Edward ODaniel / January 13, 2011 11:11 AM PST

but alimony is out if unreconciled differences arise!

How XP interacts with that size drive depends on a few things such as the Service Pack level. Plain old XP with no service pack will install on one (as long as you step through the hoops to provide drivers for SATA or BIOS emulation of IDE) but it will only recognize 127 GB of the drive until after it is installed which means you will have multiple partitions. XP with SP3 will handle it just fine.

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My question is answered
by gr5959 / January 15, 2011 5:28 AM PST

Thank you! G.R.

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Thank you!
by gr5959 / January 15, 2011 5:27 AM PST

Thank you! G.R.

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