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January 11, 2013 3:04:50 PM

So, the other day I bought a Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 (http://www.shop.bt.com/products/seagate-500gb-barracuda...) thinking I'd be able to install an operating system on it. When I try to install either Ubuntu, Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 8 Enterprise it doesn't work. Says windows can't be installed on a GPT partition(idk what that means).
So does anyone know how I can put either Windows 7 or 8 onto this hard drive?

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January 11, 2013 11:45:28 PM

Xttony said:
Guess you installed Ubuntu first
Check this out
http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/252871-wi...

That is to install onto a drive that is 3TB+ which requires either EFI or a GPT disk. The problem I think the OP is having is that the drive has already been configured as a GPT disk. OP, what you need to do is convert it back to a dynamic disk before starting the installation. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/26203-convert-gpt-... has pretty good instructions.
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January 12, 2013 11:20:56 PM

PS-Matt said:
That is to install onto a drive that is 3TB+ which requires either EFI or a GPT disk. The problem I think the OP is having is that the drive has already been configured as a GPT disk. OP, what you need to do is convert it back to a dynamic disk before starting the installation. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/26203-convert-gpt-... has pretty good instructions.

Thank you, it worked.
But this now happens when I try to install Windows...
January 14, 2013 10:11:01 AM

the HD needs formatting the and you need to extract the (OS) iso. file so you get all the files then copy the files to HD, next put the drive back in and let it boot up make sure the bootmngr file is there
January 16, 2013 12:30:04 PM

curtomo788 said:
the HD needs formatting the and you need to extract the (OS) iso. file so you get all the files then copy the files to HD, next put the drive back in and let it boot up make sure the bootmngr file is there

I know that, that was using the .iso file. What is shown in the video happened about half way through installing.
January 22, 2013 2:57:21 PM

did you extract the Iso first?
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