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XP harddisk size limit

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August 30, 2010 2:18:30 PM

Hello,
Can anyone tell me the harddisk size limit, if any, for the XP operating system? I want to install two 2TB disks on my XP system. Is that OK?

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February 16, 2012 2:52:24 PM

rsdaniel said:
Hello,
Can anyone tell me the harddisk size limit, if any, for the XP operating system? I want to install two 2TB disks on my XP system. Is that OK?



If you use the whole disk size for your install WinXp will not boot. This is because WinXP has a drive limit of 130 gig.
So to install it on any drive larger than 130 gig you need to create partitions and install the OS onto a partition no larger than 130 gigs.

You can use as large a drive as you like for WinXP. Install your new drive,then create two partitions. The first should be no larger than 130 gig this is where you will install XP. The second partition will contain the rest of your drive space, for games and other software you want to run. If you do the install in this way it will boot up no problems.

Again; if you do not first create and install XP to a 130 gig drive partition it will not boot.

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