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i ve made a bios update, is still there and i still cant resize my hdd to install win 7 for a dual boot. .easeus shows a single partition as ntfs as i set it from u r tutorial with mbr but it doeznt let me to resize it to install win 7 and have dual b00t.....sean can u gimmie da "same" commands as u put in u r tutorial to resize my partition. i have just one as i said and for installin` win 7 i need an unpartitioned one. sum commands to shrink this 500 gb partition and make it 250 with 250 ? thx
Edited by T0cuz - 3/25/12 at 3:46pm
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i ve made a bios update, is still there and i still cant resize my hdd to install win 7 for a dual boot. .easeus shows a single partition as ntfs as i set it from u r tutorial with mbr but it doeznt let me to resize it to install win 7 and have dual b00t.....

You should be able to shrink the partition fine...

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yes yes, this time worked. sumthin waz made wrong first time . thx Sean
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Amazing guide!

I use to use Windowshowdelay back in windows xp, but ever since Vista/7 I thought it went away.

So many good tips here, will definately be using it when I get back home and buy an ssd.
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Hi having some issue installing windows I've now tried to installed it like 15 times mad.gif.... Anyway now for some unknown reason I have a whole lot of partitions and Hdd issues...

I've been trying to install Windows 7 onto my ssd M4 256 (got it because I was due to reliability lol) Anyway I've installed windows twice on to it First time everything was fine on first boot then I changed my 2 x 1tb hdd to raid 0 and then windows became corrupted on the ssd.... makes little sense to me..... After half a day changing settings bios i started to try and install different copies of windows that I have, I rest Bios and installed windows 7 32bit by accident worked fine but windows 32bit would be stupid to use on my system, so I rebooted a reformatted the SSD in windows installer and then tried to install my 64bit copy of windows 7.... And i got this error

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disk"
Tried a few times each the time the same error..

So i un-raid the 1tb HDD for the second time and installed windows onto one of the 1tb HDD since i just wanted to get into windows at this point to see what was going on with the HDD.

Just basic system info of what HDD I should have appearing + hardware
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SSD M4 256
2 x 1tb HDD (want to have these in raid 0 )
2tb HDD this is just a media drive and should be as full as it is

And i'm using an external CD/DVD player

So these are all the partitions I have can I just format these drives and how do I get rid of these partitions!

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Make sure in teh UEFI you boot from teh USB NOT using the UEFI: (DEVICE NAME) for the boot disc. Just the nromal one for the CD/DVD drive.

Disconnect all drives form the system that will no have the OS on it.

Try installing from a USB if none of the above works.

Follow my MBR alignment section: Configure a drive using a BIOS/UEFI motherboard and MBR format:
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I recently used your guide to setup my new PC. Great work. I have one question, though: I forgot to set my drive to AHCI before installing windows, but I changed the mode from IDE to AHCI afterwards, and used a regedit. I am in the same place now, performance wise, as I would have been had I installed in AHCI in the first place? Are there any downsides to what I've done? Thanks for the guide, super helpful.
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I recently used your guide to setup my new PC. Great work. I have one question, though: I forgot to set my drive to AHCI before installing windows, but I changed the mode from IDE to AHCI afterwards, and used a regedit. I am in the same place now, performance wise, as I would have been had I installed in AHCI in the first place? Are there any downsides to what I've done? Thanks for the guide, super helpful.

Yep your good, makes no difference.

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Great, thanks so much!
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Make sure in teh UEFI you boot from teh USB NOT using the UEFI: (DEVICE NAME) for the boot disc. Just the normal one for the CD/DVD drive.
Disconnect all drives form the system that will no have the OS on it.
Try installing from a USB if none of the above works.
Follow my MBR alignment section: Configure a drive using a BIOS/UEFI motherboard and MBR format:

Cheers I'll give that a go since I will set up a raid 0 after installing windows on the two separate 1tb HDD should change the Hdd mode in bios from AHCI to raid ? Since I’ll need to change it raid afterwards..... or will this give me issues and I’m better of changing it afterwards.
Also can i format all those partitions they don't hold ssd drivers or something..... And once I’ve done formatting the partitions how I remove the partitions.

Sorry for all the questions just really want to get this pc working!! thumb.gif

Thanks again for the help!!! Great guide BTW
    
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