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Windows 7: Problems installing Win 7 over XP, new motherboard installed.

01 Mar 2013   #1

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Problems installing Win 7 over XP, new motherboard installed.

Installed new motherboard after old one crashed, have original hard drive installed. When I try to install win 7 I get the following message..."Selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, windows can only be installed to GPT disks." Talked to Western Digital, as I have a WD5000AAJS hard drive installed. I downloaded a file from their website that will format the hard drive. My problem is when I start the computer windows xp tries to load but I get a blue screen for just a faction of a second and it reboots to the screen that asks if you want to boot in the safe mode, etc. Only problem is it will not load in the safe mode or any other mode. It keeps looping on boot up. I copied the Western Digital file to a disk but can't get to it to run the file. Is there someway to run the file from the CD?

Thanks very much for any help,

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01 Mar 2013   #2

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Try Cleaning the HD Drive, using the CLEAN command (no need to use CLEAN ALL) in Step One in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
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