Before I knew that Windows 7 wouldn't see all 3 TB of a new hard drive, I installed a 2nd hard drive and put Windows 7 on it thinking I may need to start using it as my main hard drive. It turned out that it wasn't my main HDD failing, but an internal storage HDD failing, so now I need to use this new 3 TB hard drive as storage instead of the OS drive. I have this tutorial to follow to convert the 3 TB drive to GPT so I can use all 3 TBs, but there's two things "wrong" that I'm encountering. First, this 3 TB drive is all ready partitioned and has Windows installed on it, so there's Windows files and AMD and Radeon folders, drivers, etc. Second, when I right click on the the label, everything is greyed out, so I can't progress through the tutorial.
My first thought is to format the 3TB drive to delete windows from it, but in my computer directory, I have my C drive, a System Reserved E drive, and a Local Disk F drive. E and F are the new ones (my previous storage drive that I'm replacing was removed from the machine so that I wouldn't get confused in the disk management window). So, pretty much, at this point, I don't know what I should do next. Will formatting the drive remove all the partitions and files so it will look like the picture in the tutorial and giving me the options when I right click on the label? Will formatting the drive also remove the System Reserved E drive? Here's the link for the tutorial I'm following:
Edited by hamluis, 31 December 2017 - 04:47 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Disk Mgmt - Hamluis.