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Can i convert my C: drive to GPT?

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November 4, 2013 2:01:15 PM

everythings backed up, but im just wondering if it will damage my hard drive since my Windows 8 is installed on it

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a c 813 G Storage
a b * Windows 8
November 4, 2013 6:08:27 PM

no it will not damage your drive but you will not be able to boot from it unless your motherbd is efi or uefi and you install win8 in efi/uefi mode.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2328-uefi-unified-...

edit - this also means that restoring your "non-uefi mode" win8 backup to the GPT drive will render it unbootable.
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November 5, 2013 9:32:00 AM

popatim said:
no it will not damage your drive but you will not be able to boot from it unless your motherbd is efi or uefi and you install win8 in efi/uefi mode.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2328-uefi-unified-...

edit - this also means that restoring your "non-uefi mode" win8 backup to the GPT drive will render it unbootable.


but will the conversion process to GPT be completed? even with the data loss factor?
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a c 813 G Storage
a b * Windows 8
November 5, 2013 4:43:41 PM

yes. You just can't do it from windows since its your boot drive; windows wont allow you. You'll need to boot from a bootdisk to perform the conversion.
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