i got it to boot and am attempting to install windows 7 ultimate into my hard drive.
my hard drive is a used, completely wiped out 1tb drive. windows says i cannot install on it because the partition is not the correct type. it says i have a GPT, and it needs to be ESP. i have no idea how to even begin to fix this problem. and it will not accept a format attempt.
During the install you should be given the chance to create/delete partitions. At this stage, delete all partitions, then create a new one. If it asks for GPT or MBR, select MBR since you can't boot from a GPT partition.
i found the advanced option. you have to back all the way out and start over again. however, the advanced option didn't offer any options. *sigh* i clicked on it and it simply tried to format it like the other format button. i'll try a cold boot.
I don't use multiple partitions on my drives. I normally delete all partitions and create a new one using all of the unallocated space (entire drive). So, when you create the new partition it doesn't ask if it should be a MBR or GPT partition? You are creating at least one partition, right? After all, windows will ask you which partition to install to.
If it doesn't ask for MBR or GPT, I'm surprised it doesn't just alter the boot info since Windows already knows it can't boot from a GPT partition.