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SSD won't load Windows 7


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#1 espoo_hopper

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 04:16 PM

Hi All

 

I need some help, please.

 

I have just built my first computer and tried to load Windows 7 Professional. I had my Corsair 120gb NTFS formatted SSD connected and got the following message -

 

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks

 

I disconnected it, then connected my 500gb NTFS formatted SATA hard drive and loaded Windows 7 without a problem, having made no changes to the BIOS. Why is the SSD treated differently and how do I get Windows 7 to load on it when it is a fresh install.

 

I'm a practicing idiot, so simple answers please.

 



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 05:46 PM

I haven't had that experience with installing Win 7 on a SSD (i've done it 3 times, 3 different drives) so I have address the error message you received.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Extensible_Firmware_Interface

 

Now that I understand what EFI is, the error is the result of the motherboard you have...take a look at http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/223604-cant-do-fresh-install-windows-7-64-bit-mbr-part-table.html .

 

LOL...welcome to the practicing idiot's club, I'm a charter member :).

 

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 06:03 PM

Hi

 

Thanks for that. I will work my way through the links. Much appreciated.



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:19 AM

Hi

 

Problem solved. Many thanks.



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:25 PM

Glad you resolved it, happy computing :).

 

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