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Windows 7: W7 sees 5TB HDD, but I only have access to 2TB

29 Dec 2016   #21
riffwraith

W7 64 Ult
 
 

Oh crap, that was easy....


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29 Dec 2016   #22
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
And I just converted my 750GB MBR external drive to GPT without data loss using Partition Wizard. ( Windows 7 32 bit Standard BIOS machine)

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.......Pay attention to this guy! He's forgotten more about drives than the rest of us will ever know!...
Do you mean me? hmmm... I wish I forget more and more
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29 Dec 2016   #23
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Mini Tool Partition Wizard is a great little free tool.

It's simple to me.
If one has UEIF just use GPT on all drives no matter what size the ssd or hard drive is.

Jack
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29 Dec 2016   #24
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

There is no difference of opinion here, we are all telling you you have to convert it to GPT.

What is the problem ? It takes 10 seconds, you should be done already.

If you did it already, post a new shot of DM, come on amaze us we`re waiting
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29 Dec 2016   #25
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by riffwraith View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
As you have already been told more than once....
Actually, unless I am missing something, there seems to be some difference of opinion here.

Going to give it a shot now.

Thank you.
At the time of the post in the quote above, you were told in posts #2 and #4 to convert to GPT. Since that post that you quoted here, posts #13. #14, and #16 advised, directly or indirectly, to convert to GPT. The only dissenting opinion came from Megahertz07, which was debunked by several of us.

I'm glad you were able to fix it.
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29 Dec 2016   #26
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
And I just converted my 750GB MBR external drive to GPT without data loss using Partition Wizard. ( Windows 7 32 bit Standard BIOS machine)

Attachment 394890
.......Pay attention to this guy! He's forgotten more about drives than the rest of us will ever know!...
Do you mean me? hmmm... I wish I forget more and more
Yup. You are our own drive guru.
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29 Dec 2016   #27
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Hey I repped him
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30 Dec 2016   #28
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I always thought that to have a GPT disk you must have a UEFI BIOS as GPT specs were written under UEFI specs.
I also read from a Seagate paper that to use GPT drives larger than 2.2 T on a Legacy MBR it has to be partitioned in smaller sizes and with a workaround software it was seen as a single drive.

I wrote to Brink and his answer is: "Windows 7 will natively support GPT data disks no matter if you have it installed using UEFI or legacy BIOS."

That said, I was wrong. My apologizes.
Still learning from you. Thanks.
Mega
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30 Dec 2016   #29
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
I always thought that to have a GPT disk you must have a UEFI BIOS as GPT specs were written under UEFI specs.
I also read from a Seagate paper that to use GPT drives larger than 2.2 T on a Legacy MBR it has to be partitioned in smaller sizes and with a workaround software it was seen as a single drive.

I wrote to Brink and his answer is: "Windows 7 will natively support GPT data disks no matter if you have it installed using UEFI or legacy BIOS."

That said, I was wrong. My apologizes.
Still learning from you. Thanks.
Mega
No worries. We are all here to learn from and teach each other.
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