No matter what version of Windows you have—it could be the latest Windows 11 or the older Windows 95—your PC or laptop’s hard drive will always be drive C. Why is this? Believe it or not, there is a rather curious explanation for this enigma.
As detailed by Computer Hoy, to answer this question, we must go back in time, when there were no hard drives. Instead, floppy disks were used, popularly known as diskettes, which were the first storage units.
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According to the publication, back then, floppy disks (5 ¼ and 3 ½) were characterized by occupying disk drives A and B in computers. The first was used to boot the computer, while the second was used to save information.
Years passed and hard drives appeared; however, they did not replace the classic floppy disks. Believe it or not, at first they were something additional. For that reason, it is that the computers assigned the C drive to this new component.
Although floppy disks have practically disappeared, in Windows 11, drive C is still assigned for the hard drive. If we add other storage units (CD, DVD, USB, etc), other units will be created that will have other letters of the alphabet.
Although it is possible to change the letter C to the hard drive, the truth is that this practice is not recommended at all, since some applications that you have installed on your computer could fail.
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