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format c: gpt conversion

Postby rjmno1 » Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:38 pm

Be carefull with windows 8.0 and 8.1 because you can format your harddrive and later convert to gpt
The gpt canot hold a mbr and is other configured, maby there is a other way to format it.
You must recreate the drive to ntfs with a bootable dvd drive with a harddisk partition manager onit.
Just be carefull what you are doing when you convert your original ntfs partition to gpt.
Gpt is a more modern disk util and can handle larger disk then ntfs , and can hold a much larger volume then normal ntfs formated drives.

I did that a few days ago and I did had much troubles to get the drive back to ntfs.

I just wanna say windows 8.0 or 8.1 users be carefull what you are doing with those gpt converted disks, its a lot of work to get the ntfs partition back online again.
Always use gpt partition disk for separated disk not as a boot disk for windows with the mbr on it.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1913682/convert-mbr-hard-drive-gpt.html

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Re: format c: gpt conversion

Postby Chris » Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:54 pm

You can install windows on GPT, it just needs a few modifications and a UEFI supporting bios.
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Re: format c: gpt conversion

Postby rjmno1 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:47 pm

Chris wrote:You can install windows on GPT, it just needs a few modifications and a UEFI supporting bios.

Yes and i have a strange kind of motherboard i canot dou any bios update so i,m stock with ntfs.
Indeed just like you said the bios must suport this new format for drives.
i dis set the bios on windows 7 , i can set the bios also on windows 8.0 or 8.1.
Never the less i did format the drive as ntfs with ofcourse the mbr on it.
ofcours mine drive is not larger then 1 tb.
With gpt you can format drives with 3 tb.
Its a bios from 2012.
But if you go back and want the drive formated as ntfs you must delete the whole drive and make a logical drive from it in ntfs format.
Format it again and install system on it.
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