Windows – Is the a limit to the size of hard drive xp with no service packs can handle

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I'd like to install windows XP to my 1.5tb hd. The install disk has no service packs built in, will a hard drive this size cause problems? I can't remember weather XP pre service pack one had a hd size limit or weather it was windows 2000.

Best Answer

  • XP should handle up to 2 TB per volume after the service packs are applied.

    You are correct. There was a 137gb limit on the orginal pre service pack windows xp. This was addressed/fixed in SP1.

    http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/585988-xp-boot-hard-disk-limits.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_XP

    You can try the slipstream method to install sp2/sp3 with your orginal install.

    http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sp2_slipstream.asp

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/Autostreamer.shtml