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July 11, 2001 8:43:59 PM

Hi all,
Ok last time I built a puter (6 yrs ago) it was recommended not to exceed 8 gigs due to limitations of win 95. I am using 98se and was wondering if I needed to resize a 40 Gig hd to 8 gigs each.


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July 11, 2001 8:47:22 PM


Some older systems may require this, but I think there would be a BIOS update to fix even these.

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July 11, 2001 9:02:12 PM

Well, it's an OS issue.

But you'll be fine with 98. There are some other limitations on size, but you shouldn't have a problem. I don't remember what they all are, someone else will.

Win98 can't use more than 512 of RAM, I know that much.

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July 12, 2001 6:35:26 AM

As long as your BIOS supports LBA, and I believe Win98 does cuz I did this with a 20 gig Maxtor under 98 (not second edition either) not more than a year ago, you should be able to make your primary dos partition the largest size allowable. If not, a BIOS update that was suggested earlier should enable you to utilize the full formatted capacity of your drive as a single partition.
July 12, 2001 7:45:08 AM

Yeah, those other guys are correct. You'll be fine with windoze 98 and 40 gigs.

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