How many partitions can DOS and Windows recognize?

Updated: 05/21/2018 by Computer Hope

A computer running Microsoft DOS and Windows is capable of supporting up to 24 different drive letters or partitions, or A-Z with A and B being assigned to your floppy disk drives.

Note: When creating partitions using Microsoft fdisk, the computer is only capable of having one primary partition per hard drive. All other partitions will be extended partitions.

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