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Windows 7: Trying to install Windows 7 on 6th Gen Mobo

03 Feb 2017   #21
Pedro147

Windows 7 home 32 bit
 
 

AddRAM so the install starts OK and loads the files but then says that it cannot install onto the new formatted HDD that I have installed. This is the error "windows cannot be installed to this disc. the selected disc has an MBR partition table. on EFI systems windows can only be installed to GPT discs "

This appears to be related to a BIOS setting as stated here but what are your thoughts please and if this is true do I follow exactly what this guy says and will I find that exact terminology in my BIOS please. Sorry to annoy you again.


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03 Feb 2017   #22
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Did you delete the drive to unallocated space ?

Your drive has to be initialized as GPT, either that or install in Legacy mode.

You can change from UEFI to Legacy in the Bios, if you want to, but you can easily convert the drive to GPT with the install dvd.

Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk

Option 2 Step 2
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04 Feb 2017   #23
Pedro147

Windows 7 home 32 bit
 
 

The drives are not really labelled particularly well in the BIOS but I changed something around and the install proceeded thankfully. Thank you so much for your help I really appreciate it and have a great weekend

EDIT - I also formatted the drive in another PC so maybe that helped who the hell knows what did it but it's done
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04 Feb 2017   #24
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pedro147 View Post

EDIT - I also formatted the drive in another PC so maybe that helped who the hell knows what did it but it's done
Hi,
I always do that too it seems like a more reliable way than doing it during the install
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04 Feb 2017   #25
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

To have a GPT disk, boot your Win 7 installation disk under UEFI, go to install - advanced - DELETE ALL Partitions, Create new.
It will create:
- UEFI 100M Fat32 partition,
- MSR -120M - RAW partition
- A big NTFS partition
Install on the big NTFS partition.
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04 Feb 2017   #26
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You don't need to install on a gpt format unless you just like creating a lot of partitions or more than 3-4 of them which mbr only supports that many which is more than should be used anyway
Use a folder system instead of a partition sorting system it is better and less irritating

Another reason is because MS always sends out updates that can mess things up like this one
Easy fix but unneeded irritations
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3133977

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04 Feb 2017   #27
Pedro147

Windows 7 home 32 bit
 
 

Thanks again to all of you who suggested things and helped. Even if I didn't end up doing it your particular way it was most likely because I couldn't work out how to or I was pursuing another suggestion. Believe you me I tried numerous methods when I was trying the ISO image route but in the end the install from disc was much easier, The lack of USB 3 drivers until all the Windows updates were applied was never an issue as long as I only used the USB 2 ports for the mouse and keyboard
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