Win XP Drive Letters & File System.
New to Win-XP and a bit confused about File system & partition letters. I have three disks and Drive letters C through J, with my DVD Reader as F and the Burner as G.
Win-XP seems to just have partitions. No concept of Primary & extended partitions with logical drives. I have the idea that I can assign drive letters arbitrarily. Can I skip partition letters? Given my partitions C through J, could I create a new partition and assign it to be X? Suppose I deleted partition H, would I & J be reassigned by Win-XP? Can I assign partition letters without regard to their position on a disk?
Can XP work with Fat32 Partitions? I am thinking about running a multi-OS system: Win-XP & Win-98SE. I am assuming that both OS could see FAT32 partitions, but Win-98 would not see NTFS partitions. If the XP partition letters for the Fat32 partitions were contrary to the way DOS/Win-98 assigns drive letters, would Win-98 merely reassign them without a problem?
Answers to the above questions would be appreciated. Any additonal pertinent data would also be appreciated.
Perhaps there is an article some where on the Internet which describes XP partitions letters.
BTW: XP seems to be a better OS than Win-98SE, but some of the minor differences in the way things work are a pain in the butt. It took me a while to find some of the Windows Explorer View Options which got moved to a Control Panel Folder. There are other changes which make the transition to XP a pain without improving performance or convenience.
Gouverneur, the Dinosaur from pre-computer era.
If one hundred million people believe a foolish idea, it is still a foolish idea.