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Anonymous
June 15, 2004 3:25:47 PM

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How did Microsoft arrive at the quantity of four for
primary partitions (or three and one extended)? The need
for one is obvious. But why the jump to four?

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Anonymous
June 16, 2004 1:24:22 AM

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Stephen

That was not a Microsoft decision. It is a limit of the partition table, an
industry standard for x86-computers, that has room for up to four entries.

Best regards

Bjorn
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Bjorn Landemoo - mvp2@landemoo.com - http://landemoo.com/
Microsoft MVP (Windows Server - File System)

"Stephen Jones" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>How did Microsoft arrive at the quantity of four for
>primary partitions (or three and one extended)? The need
>for one is obvious. But why the jump to four?
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