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Windows 7: 2nd Hard Drive Install - MBR or GBT

10 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 
2nd Hard Drive Install - MBR or GBT

I am installing a 2nd hard drive and in Disk Management I was presented with a pop-up that reads, "You must initialize a desk before Logical Disk Manager can access it". Also says, "Use the following partition style for the selected disks". I have either MBR or GPT. This is strictly a data drive, no Windows on it. What should I select here?

- Phil

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10 Aug 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Use MBR and create a simple primary partition
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11 Aug 2011   #3
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.


Have a look at Method One in this tutorial linked below for additional storage options.


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11 Aug 2011   #4

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Click on OK for MBR & create a simple primary partition, NO need for Logicl Partitions.

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