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4GByte limit for Wins NT installation

By fredlan ·
Besides using Partition Magic or other utility tools, is there any way to install the OS into a partition larger than 4GByte?

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by Ramy Naguib In reply to 4GByte limit for Wins NT ...

If you choose to extend the partition at the installation process you can avoide this limit.

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by fredlan In reply to 4GByte limit for Wins NT ...

There is no option to extend the partition during the installation process.

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by Poettone In reply to 4GByte limit for Wins NT ...

There is currently no way to have the os be in a partition larger than 4gb. Plus it is not needed. Any size over the limit can be formatted and partitioned any way you choose once you install NT and can get into disk manager in the OS. You really have no need for it to be installed in anything larger. Any room you have left on the disk can be utilized later.Example file storage programs etc.

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by grbeckmeyer In reply to 4GByte limit for Wins NT ...

Partition magic will not work for this, it will only resize a boot partition up to the 4GB limit. The only way to do this is to install the drive in an existing NT workstation, partition and format it with NTFS to the size you need, then move it back to the original system and run the install, leaving the partition as it is.

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by int In reply to 4GByte limit for Wins NT ...

To install NT4 new on a partition greater than 4GB you need the SP4 release of the service pack

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