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Windows 7: New 3TB HDD, can't get Windows 7 to install on it

11 Dec 2014   #11
futurefields

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
ASRock > Z77 Pro4 has a UEFI BIOS, so update the BIOS firmware, enable UEFI in BIOS setup, boot the Win7 DVD as a UEFI device, delete all partitions to clear the MBR formatting, then install Win7 to a partition of the size you want.

One should always make at least an initial effort to install to UEFI as it's the next generation BIOS with graphical interface, somewhat faster boots, and other enhancements.

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

I believe that's what I did. I already running UEFI.


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11 Dec 2014   #12
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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11 Dec 2014   #13
futurefields

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Here's the image, does this install look ok?


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11 Dec 2014   #14
gregrocker
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Yes, you've got a UEFI install and used nearly the entire 3tb on the one partition. It seems strange that nearly 200 gb is wasted but that is normal because of the way Windows calculates available drive space.

Good work!
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12 Dec 2014   #15
futurefields

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Thank you!
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12 Dec 2014   #16
AddRAM

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What do you mean Greg ? the whole drive is represented.

931(1 TB) x 3 = 2793 GB
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12 Dec 2014   #17
futurefields

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i think he was just reassuring me incase i wondered why it didnt say 3000+ gb

i think :)
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