the moment I got my laptop which came with Windows 8, I formatted it and deleted the GPT partition table then recreated the partitions with a DOS partition table and installed Windows 7 just fine I always delete the GPT partitions because I was never able to restore a disk image if I take it with let's say Acronis True Image properly, so to keep things simple I kept the partitions at basic because I read that GPT Partition's only benefit is that it supports disks of more than 2 TB I read somewhere on the forums someone saying keep GPT disks for faster boot performance? Is that true? and how does it do that? sounds like a gimmick to me, can someone please confirm and guide meh in the right direction? do you think i should format and redo everything using GPT again or is there no gain other than the increased partition size support?