Where does Windows 7 store the assigned drive letters for external disks / USB sticks? And how are they assigned if the letters are already is use?
Let's say that the partitions on my internal disks are lettered C, D, E, K, L and M and my DVD drive is lettered Z.
If I plug in a FireWire drive which has 3 partitions lettered G, H and L (lettered using Disk Management on another PC)
-- how will those disk partitions be lettered?
-- will the drive always have the same letters each time it is plugged in?
-- what happens if I then plug the drive back into the other PC (will the partitions still be G,H and L there)?
Similarly how about a USB stick with two partitions, M and N?
And finally, does Windows XP store the drive letters in the same way?