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Windows 7: MBR partitions and GPT partitions on the same system.

6 Days Ago   #1
Ghot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
MBR partitions and GPT partitions on the same system.

I have Windows 7 Home Premium x64 installed on a WD 500GB velociraptor. The WD drive has MBR partitions, one of which is the OS drive C:\


I'm thinking of buying a 4tb internal storage drive. I assume it must have GPT partitions.


Will I be able to keep my system drive on it's MBR partitions, and still be able to use a 4TB drive with GPT partitions?


In other words..if I download a program on my C:\ drive (MBR) will I be able to store that file on the 4TB GPT drive.


Also, if I have a movie stored on the 4TB GPT drive will I be able to use VLC media player installed on the MBR system drive to view it?


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6 Days Ago   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Yes to everything. it was how my last desktop computer was set up. The boot drive was MBR and the 4TB storage drives were GPT.
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6 Days Ago   #3
Ghot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Yes to everything. it was how my last desktop computer was set up. The boot drive was MBR and the 4TB storage drives were GPT.





Thanks for the prompt response. :)
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6 Days Ago   #4
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Its just another internal drive. I have four internal drives.. Not Including the 250GB SSD Boot Drive. Two 1TB and Two 500GB drives. Plus an external housing with one 1TB drive three 500GB drive replacements sitting on the shelf. NOTE: "I get my drivers for free from garage sales "FOR FREE!" I "0" Meaning Zero the drive and test them for integrity. If they are good I put them on the shelf" I have one 500GB for OS Imaging. "Don't overlook this! Very important!" I do this biweekly. The rest are just waiting to be filled with DATA! By That I Mean Backup..

Well that's all for my banter. Most Likely not on spot. But you can move data to the internal drive and most likely access the GPT.

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In other words..if I download a program on my C:\ drive (MBR) will I be able to store that file on the 4TB GPT drive.
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6 Days Ago   #5
Ghot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lance1 View Post
Its just another internal drive. I have four internal drives.. Not Including the 250GB SSD Boot Drive. Two 1TB and Two 500GB drives. Plus an external housing with one 1TB drive three 500GB drive replacements sitting on the shelf. NOTE: "I get my drivers for free from garage sales "FOR FREE!" I "0" Meaning Zero the drive and test them for integrity. If they are good I put them on the shelf" I have one 500GB for OS Imaging. "Don't overlook this! Very important!" I do this biweekly. The rest are just waiting to be filled with DATA! By That I Mean Backup..

Well that's all for my banter. Most Likely not on spot. But you can move data to the internal drive and most likely access the GPT.



Thx, but Lady Fitzgerald already answered my question. It concerned a single 4TB drive, not a whole bunch of drives.
As for backups...you made a good point that everyone should follow.


I've been using backup software since 2003. My favorite was Ghost 2003. Simple and did the job.
Now I use Acronis.


I also checked out AOMEI Backupper recently... it's simple and does the job...no frills. It's also free.
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5 Days Ago   #6
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ghot View Post
Thx, but Lady Fitzgerald already answered my question. It concerned a single 4TB drive, not a whole bunch of drives.
As for backups...you made a good point that everyone should follow.


I've been using backup software since 2003. My favorite was Ghost 2003. Simple and did the job.
Now I use Acronis.


I also checked out AOMEI Backupper recently... it's simple and does the job...no frills. It's also free.
Yes I used Ghost for many years. Now I use EaseUS Todo backup. And ya.. I ranted a bit there didn't I. Sorry about that...
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