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How Brand Laptop Manufactuer Restrict Hard Disk Drive?

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I curious to know, when I bought a Brand New Laptop, It has a limitation to create more Partition or any change in HDD. Except the following Partitions:

c:\ Drive (Main partition + OS Drive) NTFS. 400 Gb.
Recovery Drive NTFS. 15 Gb.
Tools Drive FAT32. 2 Gb.
System Drive NTFS. 0.3 Gb.

My Questions are:

1. How they (manufactures) restrict HDD like as?
2. Restriction called what?
3. Is it can be applied for Desktop PC?
4. Without manufactures, Is it possible to modify the restriction by end user?
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1) This is normally done by the practice of primary partitions. A hard drive can only have four primary partitions on it.
2) Not a manufacturer restriction, more a limit of the current system when it was introduced in the 1980s.
3) Doesn't matter whether it's a desktop, laptop or a tablet.
4) No. See answer to question 2.
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