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Can't Install W7 on EFI System

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I have a 3TB data drive. I disconnected that while installing W7 and now it works. I guess the presence of that drive messed up the W7 install for the 120GB SSD. I am glad there is a work around but does anyone have any other info on why it didn't work with the 3TB drive present. Maybe the technology is too new or the BIOS is too new and beta. Thanks.





I am trying to install W7 on my new Intel 120GB SSD. The install does not complete. W7 creates 3 partitions on the drive and when I looked at the partitions under another W7 install there is an EFI partition. I think this is because of my new Gigabyte motherboard which although doesn't use the new EFI still is capable for hard drives larger than 2TB so must contain some of the EFI code.

I installed W7 on another hard drive using F3 BIOS which is not compatible with hard drives over 2TB but BIOS F6x is compatible with hard drives over 2TB. How do I get W7 to install on BIOS F6x or do I need to use an older BIOS. I don't think I should have to. There must be a way.

Thanks, Kent
Edited by Kent10 - 1/20/11 at 8:39am
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Intel i-7-2600K at 4701 MHz Gigabyte P67A-UD7-B3 MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5/OC G.Skill Ripjaws 2X4GB DDR3 2000 
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Intel 120GB X25-M G2 SSD | Hitachi 3TB 7K3000 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Corsair AX850 Cooler Master HAF X 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i-7-2600K at 4701 MHz Gigabyte P67A-UD7-B3 MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5/OC G.Skill Ripjaws 2X4GB DDR3 2000 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Intel 120GB X25-M G2 SSD | Hitachi 3TB 7K3000 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Corsair AX850 Cooler Master HAF X 
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BIOS is compatible with 2TB+ drives just not as a boot drive which is why I think unplugging it while installing works
BIOS cannot contain EFI/UEFI code as BIOS and EFI/UEFI are completely different
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