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Is it safe to use letters A and B for drives? [duplicate]

My computer (a modern one, with Windows 8.1) is equipped with a DVD drive and a SD card reader. I'm considering assigning letters A and B to DVD and card reader. I know well that those letters were ...
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Why is the system partition C:\? [duplicate]

How come that the system partition is C:\ and not A:\ or B:\? I know A:\ was used for floppy drives, but why not use B:\ then? And why was floppy drives used as A:\ as if it was more important than ...
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Why does Windows use C: [duplicate]

Right, first off, I'm from the '00s so although I never got to use {MS,PC}-DOS, I do know what they are, as well as being able to have used Windows 98 SE for a bit when I was younger. So what I want ...
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Why OS is installed on C: drive by default? [duplicate]

When I install an OS, particularly Windows on my machine, why does it's on C drive? And where is the name B:\ ? I know A: is the floopy drive. I even know OS can be installed on any drive other than ...
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What happened to the B: drive in Windows and why does the hard drive default to C?

Why is it that I see an A: drive and a C: drive but not a B: drive? Is there a reason why the disk partitions start at C? And is it possible to change that letter designation?
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What is Internet Relay Chat?

What exactly is "IRC"? I've read about it on Wikipedia, but I've never seen people using it (or if I have, I didn't recognize it). The only kind of "chat" I know about are those of AIM, Yahoo! ...
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Can I install Windows 7 in A:\ or B:\ partition names?

Some years ago (actually decades now), when Windows 95 (or even 3.11) came, "A:\" and "B:\" partition names were reserved to the old magnetic removable discs (also known as Floppy Disks). However, ...
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Why start at C drive in modern computing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What happened to the B: drive in Windows and why does the hard drive default to C? Can I install Windows 7 in A:\ or B:\ partition names? This question is similar to this ...
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What are the Windows G: through Z: drives used for?

In Windows you have a C: drive. The first things labeled beyond that seems to be extra stuff. So my DVD drive is D: and if you put in a USB stick it becomes F:. And then some people also have A: and B:...
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Alternate Row Colors of Duplicate Data in Excel

I am working with a dataset in Excel that contains duplicate values and non-duplicate values that are numbers. I would like each duplicate value group to have alternating shades via Conditional ...
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Why Hard disk labeling starts with C rather than A? [duplicate]

After installing OS, When opening "MY Computer" it shows first hard disk as "C", why so? Why Hard disk labeling starts with C rather than A?
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lswitch.exe in Windows 7

There's a neat little utility called lswitch.exe, which allows you to switch keyboard layout with any key of your choice. I tried this program in Windows 7, and it did not work. Not even when running ...
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1answer
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Notepad++ Explorer Plugin not showing all Partitions

My PC has 3 partitions C, U and A. I installed Explorer Plugin in Notepad++, it shows the two partitions properly. But for some reason the third partition is not there. I have a lot of project files ...
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1answer
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Can you assign multiple drive letters to a drive, one for each partition?

By this I mean if I have two partitions on a drive, can I mount one as a separate drive letter and use the other as a boot for an os? I am not planning to dual-boot, I need a separate drive for my ...
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2answers
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My hard drive (A:) shows no letter in processes but in disk management it appears correctly

My hard drive (A:) shows no letter in processes but in disk management it appears correctly. Is this an issue? And if it is how can I fix it? I am experiencing issues with my hardware and trying to ...