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Windows 7: Convert GPT Disk to MBR Disk

29 Nov 2013   #70
lazebulone

Windows 7 premium
 
 

hey not, otherwise there would be no problems, I can not restore. ====>
- Language choice
- Choice restoration windows
- Answer: are you sure you want to start restoring ...etc

a DOS window illuminates (x/windows/system32/diskpart

it disappears and gives way to a completely white screen with red letters written in ERROR.

in the blue banner of the screen indicating it there
[diskpart / sx: \ tools \ formatScript172ce.txt] meet error.


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29 Nov 2013   #71
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, you should be able to use this below to do a clean install with.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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29 Nov 2013   #72
lazebulone

Windows 7 premium
 
 

Je regarde ça, Merci.:)
je vous dirai lorsque ça remarchera. (mais pas ce soir)

(English only please)

I look at it, thanks.
I will tell you when it walk again. (but not tonight)
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01 Dec 2013   #73
fanaudi

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
In that case, you should be able to use this below to do a clean install with.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
Hi Brink ,
Just a few words to tell you how interesting , not to say fascinating , it is to follow all tutorials inside this great forum . Continue this excellent work !
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09 Nov 2014   #74
Manhunter

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

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there is a small mistake in title

>>> Maybe nonpasaran means it should technically be "How to Convert a GPT disk to an MBR disk." English grammar rule is that if the letter sounds like it begins with a vowel (M sounds like "em") then it is preceded by "an" rather than "a" even though the M stands for Master. Master would be preceded by an "a". Same with referring to a Registered Nurse as an R.N. (R sounds like "ahr".)

But since this is not a forum on English, most people wouldn't notice the difference ("Maybe I'm just blind this morning, but could you point out the mistake? I do not see one. ")
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24 Nov 2014   #75
hsevb

Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 
Thank you!!!

Thanks so much! I have been searching for this information because when I tried to upgrade my old laptop from Linux to Vista (was originally running WinXP with no recovery disk provided so I purchased a product key & borrowed a friend's genuine Vista install disk), I had to use an external hard drive because Zorin OS (Linux) screwed up my computer's HDD - changed it from NTFS to something else. And Zorin stopped working too. And I consider myself a computer whiz, but the one thing I can't do is tinker with the actual laptop - I would probably wreck it more if I tried to re-format the HDD. But when I selected the external hard drive during Vista setup, I found out that it was using a GPT partition scheme (I think that's what the setup DVD called it), and I was instructed to find one that was using MBR.

So this guide came in handy. Now I can put Vista on my external hard drive! Thank you!!!!!!! This guide saved me so much time! I can now continue my installation of Vista!

Sincerely,
hsevb
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07 Jan 2015   #76
Bertison

Windows 7/64 HPremium.
 
 

Hi Brink
Just a word in thanks and appreciation of this tutorial. I recently upgraded my grandson's desktop, motherboard was my first UEFI BIOS. Managed to make a mess of the first Hdd, which was the one from his original machine. Fitted a new Hdd using the parent Tutorial to this one, then followed this Tutorial here and saved the messed-up Hdd.
Grateful thanks, you saved me a 1TB drive for my next build!

EDIT:
I don't use this great Forum to learn grammar, I use it to obtain help with computing.
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07 Jan 2015   #77
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm glad it was able to help Bob. :)
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10 Feb 2015   #78
lucbm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

A gpt disk configured only as a data disk must be necessarily the ESP and MSR partitions too?
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10 Feb 2015   #79
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lucbm View Post
A gpt disk configured only as a data disk must be necessarily the ESP and MSR partitions too?
Hello Lucbm, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you were going to install Windows 7 with GPT and UEFI, then Windows 7 will automatically create the needed 100MB EFI System partition (ESP) and 128MB Microsoft Reserved partition (MSR) on the Windows disk.

A separate data disk can be formatted with GPT if you like, but it will not have a ESP or MSR partition. You would only really need a GPT data disk if you plan on having partitions larger than 2 TB in size, but you could use MBR or GPT if you like for it.

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
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