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Windows 7: Disk Management disc tools - can't format uneducated space RAID5

06 Dec 2011   #11

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

You are indeed...apparently Partition Wizard can't convert MBR to GPT without data loss after all.

In fact, the procedure outlined on the webpage I linked to previously states you must Delete all partitions before the Initialize to GPT disk option becomes available.

Unfortunately, that means having to reinstall Windows and copying all your personal data back from whatever backups you have. I thought there was a way around that.

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07 Dec 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

I am happy to say this will be my last post asking for help on this topic. Check out the two screen captures. I have Windows on a 500 GB drive on one controller and the other six drives making up 9.09 TB on the other controller.


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08 Dec 2011   #13

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

Awesome! You did great. Thanks for posting back and I'm happy we got this solved. :)
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