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05-10-2013, 01:29 AM
Ok, got my NB back from Repair. New Motherboard, Right Speaker, cables, touch pad and keyboard.
It came back with an MBR Disk
I want a fresh install of Win 7. I also want to go back to GPT disk
Boot with UEIF Win 7 SP1 USB key
Install start, windows files load, Windows install opens, I select my C: and I am informed that windows can not install to a MBR Disk
I select format
format fails?
How do I covert this disk to GPT?
Currently Installing recovery disk set, I'm thinking since when I made these disk my SSD was GPT it should return it to GPT? then I can complete my fresh install?

05-10-2013, 01:45 AM
upon windows installation, you can bring up the command prompt via shift+f10. call diskpart and convert the disk to gpt (it's best to do this in a single disk environment to prevent troubles):

diskpart> list disk
diskpart> select disk <disk.number.from.the.list>
diskpart> clean (this remove ALL partitions in the disk!)
diskpart> gpt (this convert the disk to gpt)
diskpart> exit

that's it.

05-10-2013, 01:48 AM
Thanks Rewben, I know you have this posted elsewhere but I couldn't find it

05-10-2013, 04:22 AM
no problem and good luck to your fresh install haha