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GPT hard disk file size limitation


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#1 RNGreed

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 03:14 AM

Edit: I simply wiped the disk and changed it to MBR through the command line. I don't think I need any more help right now.

I received a new laptop today with windows 10 on it. So I downloaded rufus and used it to make a windows 7 installer. I chose MBR partition format. When I made it partway through the install I could not select a partition because "hard drive is GPT format". 

I could make a GPT windows 7 install but to my understanding that only works with Fat32. And to my understanding fat32 can only make a file 4 GBs in size. That seems like that limitation would be a huge problem. I have a 7 gig .rar file of a game I was planning to play on the new computer but I don't think I could transfer it to the fat32 hard drive.

I need some help here. If GPT can only be used with fat32 and therefor have a 4GB file size limitation, then is there any way I can get my 1TB hard drive to MBR? I'll admit that there's a lot I don't understand about this. 

I have a UEFI bios by the way along with a legacy mode option for windows 7.


Edited by RNGreed, 23 December 2015 - 04:48 AM.


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 06:11 AM

Hi,

 

What is the Hard Disk size?

 

GPT and MBR are partitioning schemes, FAT32 and NTFS are File System types that can be used to store files/folders on the partitions independently if the disk is partitioned as MBR or GPT.

 

I think the confusion is because when creating a bootable flash drive to install Windows on a UEFI system with GPT you need to format the flash drive as FAT32.


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