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Windows 7: Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk

02 Mar 2016   #140
deuce100yr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you Brink. Maybe I didn't explain it well enough. Basically my C drive is all 3 of my SSD's in Raid 0. So wouldn't that mean that my OS is basically striped on all 3 ssd's? Again I apologize, When I started this venture on Saturday, I thought it would be a Ron Popel.... Set it and forget it.. lol


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02 Mar 2016   #141
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In order to have GPT on an OS disk, you would need to have a motherboard with UEFI firmware that supports booting from GPT. If you have a motherboard with legacy BIOS, it won't support booting from a GPT OS disk.

I'm not sure that you could convert RAID 0 without having to start over from scratch on it.
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02 Mar 2016   #142
deuce100yr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank for your patience. If this needs moved to a different thread or if I need to repost, let me know. Here are some shots of what I have. The end result I would like is maximum storage and performance. If possible I would like all on a single drive. I primarily use this for storing and watching full length 1080p movies and tv series. Looking at the boot options, it shows boot to EUFI. Again my only knowledge on this is google and wikipedia. What would be your suggestion as to how I should proceed because this has turned into something that is above my pay grade, so to speak. I can usually "google" my way out of things, but there is such a vat of different knowledge, I'm at a loss as to which way to go. Again thank you for your time. In reading your responses in this thread, you seem to have a way of explaining things in a "technical layman" manner.


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02 Mar 2016   #143
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You screenshots indicate that you have BIOS instead of UEFI.

BIOS Mode - See if Windows Boot in UEFI or Legacy Mode
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02 Mar 2016   #144
deuce100yr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

2 more shots. I expanded both the boot options. Am I understanding that it will boot either way? And that if the drives were in EUFI format, they would show up as an option in said drive. Sorry for being a pain in the a** or asking stupid questions. . I'm to educate myself in the process. (understanding you cant fix stupid)

If none of this is possible, how would you suggest setting what I have to get as close to the end result I was looking for.


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02 Mar 2016   #145
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ah, good you have UEFI then.

You could start over by setting up your RAID 0 at boot, then clean install Windows 7 with UEFI on the RAID 0 setup.

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
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04 Mar 2016   #146
deuce100yr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks Shawn. You have been awesome in helping me diagnose and solve the dilemmas I had. I will post my results on the other thread once I fully complete the change-over. Shane
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04 Mar 2016   #147
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. I hope it goes well.
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25 Apr 2017   #148
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hmm Shawn mate I have just completed the third clean install this afternoon and notice in Partition Wizard it is a MBR disk and I am sure it was a GPT disk before so have I changed anything in the BIOS by mistake because I had to set boot orders and check Secure Boot etc and is a GPT disk going to benefit me.

Am asking because PW will not let me do it with the free version now whereas I the past I have??
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25 Apr 2017   #149
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hey John,

I wouldn't recommend to try and convert your OS disk.

This tutorial is more for a data drive that is larger than 2TB to be able to use all if it's space in one GPT partition.
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