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    HD Size

    I am looking to upgrade one of my NT 4 machines with a new hard drive. I want to avoid having five or six partitions, and drive letters. Does Windows 2000 support large hard drives, or do I need to partition the drive into 4GB's chunks.

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    Re: HD Size

    Win 2000 does support large drives. I have a 16 gig C: drive on my Win 2000 machine.
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    Re: HD Size

    Thank for the information

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    Re: HD Size

    In Win2k you have a choice of file systems. I believe that Fat32 supports partitions up to 2TB (2048GB). I'm using NTFS and have a 30GB unpartitioned HD. I'm not sure of the upper limit of NTFS, but it's pretty high. You shouldn't have a problem.

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    Re: HD Size

    I have just upgraded my system at home with a 40GB drive as a single NTFS partition under W2K & it is working fine!

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    Re: HD Size

    it's not so much a feature of the os but of your machine's bios. if the bios can't handle it, forget it.

    bios's tend to handle up to 2 gig (cicra 1994), 4 gig ('96), 8 gig ('98) and up to 20 gig and over 20.
    if the machine is fairly new it'll handle larger drives.

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