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Windows 7: Why 'C' Is The Default Hard Drive Letter In So Many Computers

10 Apr 2015   #1
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 
Why 'C' Is The Default Hard Drive Letter In So Many Computers

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For nearly as long as hard disk drives have been placed in personal computers running certain popular operating systems (notably MS-DOS/Windows), the primary hard disk has been designated with the letter C. But why?
Why 'C' Is The Default Hard Drive Letter In So Many Computers | Gizmodo Australia
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10 Apr 2015   #2
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

The first comment was great Reading the article brings back memories of floppy drives. I have to admit, SSD's are amazing remembering how it used to be. Thanks for posting mate
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10 Apr 2015   #3
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Because years ago A: and B: were reserved by the BIOS for floppy drives. If a computer contains two or more HDDs recognized by the BIOS the installation of an Operating System may give a choice as to which HDD to use.
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11 Apr 2015   #4
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I hate being a nerd sometimes, anything other than computers and this type of information would have been educational, unfortunately, this is something I already knew *sigh*
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