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Windows 7: MBR Partition or GPT Partition?

30 Apr 2012   #1

Windows Pro 64
MBR Partition or GPT Partition?

I'm about to install windows 7 64bit, onto a new system, with 3 hard drives.
one for OS and Data.
Second one (SSD) will only be used for caching - fast boot.
Third one for -printer-pagefile etc.

system is ASUS P8Z77-V deluxe, which has UEFI.

Do I need MBR partitions or GPT Partitions.

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30 Apr 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


I doubt whether you'd need more partitions than MBR allows and installation is easier so I would go MBR route. Make sure the EFI Boot disk is removed from boot order priority in BIOS setup so it doesn't interfere.

I'd also install the OS, Programs and page file to the SSD to take fullest advantage of the faster speeds.

If you run out of space I'd move the User folders to a spinner by simply copying them over, deleting them on SSD, then rightclick each one to add to the related Windows 7 Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums . This avoids possible issues with actually moving the User shell folders.
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