Which is better to install Windows 7 on GPt or MBR partition?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ian82, Aug 18, 2013.

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  1. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

    Mar 7, 2012
    I am about to for another format and install Windows 7 Professional x64

    Are there any performance benefits by formatting in GPT or MBR is better?

    bare in mind that my SSD is only 256 GB in size so I don't care about the fact that GPT supports partitions of 2.2 TB or higher, I just care about the best peformance

    Also, when I used to format, I always used to create the partitions manually using DISKPART and align them to 4096 to eliminate the creation of the extra system partition that keeps a copy of the boot files, is that a good idea?

    What about the MSR Reserved partition that gets created automatically when you crate a partition on a GPT disk using the Windows 7 Partition screen?? what's that for?
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