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Windows 7: Cannot allocate my 3tb hard drive

19 Jan 2015   #1

Windows 7 64 Bit
Cannot allocate my 3tb hard drive

I have a 3th hard drive, but windows isnt allowing me to allocate more than 2tb to the partition. Im not sure why or how to bypass this

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19 Jan 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I'm no expert but I did find one. This is Brinks tutorial that should give you the information you need.

Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk
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19 Jan 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Delete all partitions on that 3TB drive (after copying any data on it to another drive), initialise your disk as GPT , create volumes and format. More than 2TB HDDs need to be GPT drives. MBR disks can see only 2 TB which is the limit.
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19 Jan 2015   #4

Windows 7 64 Bit

that worked! thank you so much guys. one more thing i learned today
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