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Portables and dynamic disks

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by Boycie, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. Boycie
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    The MS Press book states portables do not support dynamic disks. Is this still the case?

    Si
     
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  2. zimbo
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    yip still the case! :biggrin here some linkys for you!

    http://www.windowsnetworking.com/ar...ved-Converting-Basic-Disks-Dynamic-Disks.html
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/254105/

    and the one you should look at it is: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=232463
     
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  3. zimbo
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    btw how is 270 coming on si? got a date yet for the exam?
     
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  4. Boycie
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    Thanks Zim. Great links by the way, especially the Windows networking one. :)
     
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  5. zimbo
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    bookmark them they got alot of good writers esp Mitch Tulloch - his articles are very good! and you will use them very often with the MCSE!
     
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  6. Boycie
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    I think i am doing OK thanks Zim. Hopefully ready to take the exam next month.

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  7. Baba O'Riley

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    The thing is, what would be the point? Dynamic disks don't offer any advantage over Basic disks in single disk set ups (which, AFAIK, all portables are).

    One thing I'm not sure of, how does Windows know if it's installed on a portable or a desktop?
     
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  8. Boycie
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    Thanks for the input guys :thumbleft
     
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  9. Baba O'Riley

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    Well anyone setting up a spanned or striped volume across a USB/FireWire drive is asking for trouble anyway.
     
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    I have an HP Pavilion dv8000z that has dual 80 gig hard drives in it. Almost all of the Pavilions in the same model range have dual hard drives with some having dual 120 gig hard drives.
     
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  11. Luddym

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    Isn't it something to do with the ACPI?
     
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  12. Boycie
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    *cough* that too :biggrin

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