My disk automatically converts to gpt

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  1. freeasde

    freeasde MDL Novice

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    Hello everyone,

    as you all know, winactivator wont work if the partition is gpt, but when i tried to reformat (using rufus), the disk automatically converted back to gpt. Any solution?
     
  2. TigTex

    TigTex MDL Member

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    Probably you are booting in UEFI mode. You will need to boot in legacy mode (CSM mode enabled) to install windows on a MBR partition.
     
  3. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    Format doesn't change partition style. You must convert GPT to MBR or vice versa.
     
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  4. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    zero out the drive using your favorite low level formatting program, it will remove any partitions that might be missed
     
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  5. John Sutherland

    John Sutherland MDL Addicted

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    Rufus isn't a disk partitioning tool. Try using Gparted to initialize the disk as ms-dos (MBR).
     
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  6. freeasde

    freeasde MDL Novice

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    I will try gparted and legacy mode. I’ll update you guys.
     
  7. freeasde

    freeasde MDL Novice

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    Is it okay if the bios is configured for UEFI and Legacy?
     
  8. macnavarra

    macnavarra MDL Member

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    Guess cuz you´re disk is larger then 2TB. :)
     
  9. freeasde

    freeasde MDL Novice

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    #9 freeasde, Oct 23, 2018
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  10. TigTex

    TigTex MDL Member

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    If you are installing using a usb thumb drive, make sure that you are using a usb2.0 port on your computer. Also, you can't install windows 7 on a NVMe SSD unless UEFI is enabled (I don't know if that's the case?)
     
  11. ForrestGump

    ForrestGump MDL Member

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    Are you sure about that ?
     
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  12. TigTex

    TigTex MDL Member

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    Yes. UEFI is a requirement if you want to boot from a NVMe drive. You can install a NVMe drive on a legacy system but it won't be bootable.
    You can try to emulate an UEFI environment using DUET and REFIND at your own risk if your system doesn't have uefi or nvme boot support (google "NVMe-boot for systems with legacy BIOS").
     
  13. macnavarra

    macnavarra MDL Member

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    My hint: 1. use x64 win7 2. Remove the bootmgr file by deleting from the root of you´re win 7 iso then create you´re USB/DVD install. :Albert:
     
  14. ForrestGump

    ForrestGump MDL Member

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    i suppose this does not concern windows8.1/10 as both of theses OS support usb 3.0 drivers.
     
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  15. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    all this to activate?
    flash slic 2.1 bios
    use slmgr.vbs to install certificate (you can get certs in here)
    use slmgr to install generic oem key of slic (u can get the keys.ini from loader 2.2.2 folder)

    enjoy GPT efi without fking up your partitions.