When Windows sees a new drive, it's ask use how/which you want to use: MBR or GPT.
You need to choose GPT.
I know of no way to change it from one to the other, as Disk Management doesn't have that option. Deleteing the volumes is the only way I know.
Maybe DISKPART does, I'll research.
convert gpt [noerr]
Use the convert gpt command to set the partitioning style of the current disk to GPT. The disk may be a basic or a dynamic disk but it must not contain any valid data partitions or volumes. This command is valid only on Itanium-based computers; it may be unsuccessful on x-86-based computers.