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Windows 7 maximum hard drive size

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Last response: in Windows 7
July 19, 2012 4:42:44 PM

I have been told that the maximum individual hard drive size for Windows XP Pro is 2tb and that Windows 7 can handle 3tb drives. What is the largest single drive that 7 can handle?

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a c 255 $ Windows 7
July 20, 2012 12:14:21 PM

Drives larger than 2 TB need to use a GPT partition which XP doesn't have. In order to use a GPT partitioned drive as a boot drive in win 7 you also need a motherboard that supports EUFI. If you use the drive simply as a storage drive, then you don't need a EUFI motherboard.