Drive letters A and B

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Drive letters A and B

Postposted on Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:05 am

So is there any drawback to assigning drive letters A and B in Windows 7?
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Re: Drive letters A and B

Postposted on Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:09 am

Millions of floppy disk drives weep out of sorrow...


...and then are silenced forever? :D
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Re: Drive letters A and B

Postposted on Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:12 am

Will Win7 even let you use A?

Why not just start with C and go from there?
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Re: Drive letters A and B

Postposted on Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:17 am

flip-mode wrote:So is there any drawback to assigning drive letters A and B in Windows 7?


The only drawback would be older software that assumes that means you have a floppy-disk inserted and then further assumes that something should be done with that floppy disk (or just functions differently if a floppy disk seems to be there)

So unless you run MS-DOS software in windows compatibility mode or something (and why do that? DOSBox FTW!), or perhaps older 16-bit windows software (which won't run on 64bit win 7 anyway), I really don't see how this could ever even be an issue.

Not that it's all that likely if you do routinely use such software.
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