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Originally Posted by mezmenir View Post

I'd still make it GPT as the GPT partition table is just a better setup, especially on larger drives- as far as table stability goes.
1Tb and 2Tb partitions would work well, I reckon. Do you really use that much space for the install itself? I can't seem to get mine past about 60Gb.

LOL I agree 1TB seems like alot for a boot partition biggrin.gif
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There is yet another problem I encountered. The 746.5GB of unallocated space always stays there even on the windows install screen, I can't allocate, if I select "new" and click OK it says "Failed to create a new partition on the selected unused space [Error: 0x80042468]"

It's like this chunk of space is unallocatable or something. Maybe one platter in the drive is faulty? It's a new drive I just bought it today
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LOL I agree 1TB seems like alot for a boot partition biggrin.gif

 

1TB is hell too much for boot. I can't even fill up my 120GB SSD.

     
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2604034

Beat me to it.
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Wait, so I convert it to GPT and install on the unallocated space and don't partition anything for now? And this mobo doesn't have UEFI? I'm pretty sure it does? Says on the website that it has UEFI EZ BIOS headscratch.gif

So can someone please tell me as a noob what do I do after I get to the "select where to install windows" screen?
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What are you using to install Windows, out of curiousity?

If it's the disc, go into the BIOS under boot options, there should be something about DVD UEFI booting. (Not 100% on this as I don't have an optical drive). If you hit (F8?) to pull up the BBS menu during POST, do you have something that is like this?

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UEFI: {insert drive name here}
    
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What are you using to install Windows, out of curiousity?
If it's the disc, go into the BIOS under boot options, there should be something about DVD UEFI booting. (Not 100% on this as I don't have an optical drive). If you hit (F8?) to pull up the BBS menu during POST, do you have something that is like this?
Legacy: {insert drive name here}
UEFI: {insert drive name here}

Agreed, my BIOS says UEFI Boot: Automatic, Enabled, or Disabled.
post #19 of 32
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It's just finishing the installation I did on the GPT changed drive, but I made a 200GB partition, now I will have a 200GB OS partition and 1800 ish of unallocated space and the infamous 746.5GB of the bad unallocated space.

I will check the bios as soon as the installation finishes. Should be like 3 mins or so
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post #20 of 32
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Agreed, my BIOS says UEFI Boot: Automatic, Enabled, or Disabled.

That's actually the board that I had when I leared all to well about UEFI boot. I remember that option, lol. (Also had an optical drive, but sadly. I ran out of SATA ports for it.
    
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