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#1 Rama-


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 10:02 AM

Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/581415/gateway-laptop-wwin8-drive-locked-cant-access-windows - Hamluis.
I am having trouble in installing windows8 the computer says it's on GPT disk
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Posted 04 July 2015 - 11:58 AM

The GPT (GUID partition table) is part of the UEFI firmware.  This is slowly going to replace the MBR.


A HDD/SSD must be partitioned before you can install Windows.  The GPT and MBR are the two current options for creating the partition.


When Windows is installed on a computer which has the UEFI BIOS you have the choice of using the MBR (Master Boot Record) or the GPT.  In your case the GPT option was used.  

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