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Can someone tell me how to add drive to any computer nd disconnect current one.....(regarding dual boot)...thanx in advance :.

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October 31, 2013 12:07:37 PM

I have a HP Pavilion G6 2312AX with preinstalled win 8,but now I feel like moving to win 7 but when I try to install win 7 using a bootable USB ,after reaching the partition selection screen It says "Windows Can`t be installed on the selected partition because it is of GPT partition style".......:( :??: 
P.S.-I had already disabled the secure boot and enabled Legacy Boot.....
Thanx in advance.... :) 
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October 31, 2013 12:33:45 PM

Go to Disk Manager and assuming you are dedicating a specific unused partition to the new win7 install, ( remove any needed data from the partition first ) delete the partition ( right click on the disk's rectangle, choose "delete volume" ) and re- format it as a "Primary" partition ( right click, "format", follow pop up instructions ). It is likely a "Logical" drive right now, OS's will only install on primary "volumes" or partitions.

I am giving you this info relative to Win 7 and prior, so if Win8 ( I haven't used Win 8 ) has changed the Win 8 Disk manager may be different. Unlikely!
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November 1, 2013 10:58:13 AM

avjguy2362 said:
Go to Disk Manager and assuming you are dedicating a specific unused partition to the new win7 install, ( remove any needed data from the partition first ) delete the partition ( right click on the disk's rectangle, choose "delete volume" ) and re- format it as a "Primary" partition ( right click, "format", follow pop up instructions ). It is likely a "Logical" drive right now, OS's will only install on primary "volumes" or partitions.

I am giving you this info relative to Win 7 and prior, so if Win8 ( I haven't used Win 8 ) has changed the Win 8 Disk manager may be different. Unlikely!


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November 1, 2013 10:58:54 AM

I had already done this earlier.....
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November 1, 2013 11:00:43 AM

And also I`m using Win 8....not windows 7....so when each time I do perform a format to create a partition the partition style still remain GPT...
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