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    Exclamation Problem installing Windows

    I'm trying to install Windows 7(64 bit) on a 3TB hard drive and it says



    After doing some stuff in diskpart I went to install and it said this



    I went into Computer and it said I've only got 1.99TB.



    So I went back too the install disc, opened diskpart, cleaned disk 0 and convert GPT.



    I created a new partition and now it says this:



    When I try to create a new partition on "Disk 0 Unallocated"(746,5gb)
    I get an error saying:



    What do I do?

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    Windows 7 won't support over a 2.2TB drive on installation by default. Can't quite read the screenshots, but I'm guessing you've tried to make just 2 partitions one below 2TB? If so that wouldn't be accepted as such.

    You'll need to do some changes during the installation via diskpart, and change the settings as follows:

    Error 0x80042468 received when creating a single partition on a drive greater than 2.2TB during install of Windows

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    Before this all happened, the last thing I done was I updated my BIOS using @bioS and now my BIOS has a different screen.
    It used to be:


    And now it's:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    Windows 7 won't support over a 2.2TB drive on installation by default. Can't quite read the screenshots, but I'm guessing you've tried to make just 2 partitions one below 2TB? If so that wouldn't be accepted as such.

    You'll need to do some changes during the installation via diskpart, and change the settings as follows:

    Error 0x80042468 received when creating a single partition on a drive greater than 2.2TB during install of Windows

    Steve
    Before it was installed I could use the whole 3TB, and the operating system was exactly the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reece View Post
    Before it was installed I could use the whole 3TB, and the operating system was exactly the same.
    If you're saying it's working fine before reinstallation, I'd guess it was either formatted as above, or used as a secondary disk just as storage?

    Have you reformatted the drive, or was this storage etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    If you're saying it's working fine before reinstallation, I'd guess it was either formatted as above, or used as a secondary disk just as storage?

    Have you reformatted the drive, or was this storage etc?

    Steve
    I has to reformat because I got BSOD(Blue Screen) and I've already done that command(look at pic 4&5)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reece View Post
    I has to reformat because I got BSOD(Blue Screen) and I've already done that command(look at pic 4&5)
    You did that from within Windows once it already installed didn't you? From the picture you uploaded that's a windows screen, not the command prompt during setup. The config needs to be done during the setup using the shift-f10 menu as per the article.

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    Last edited by Steve21; 30th June 2013 at 05:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    You did that from within Windows once it already installed didn't you? From the picture you uploaded that's a windows screen, not the command prompt during setup. The config needs to be done during the setup using the alt-f10 menu as per the article.

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    I'm using the install disc, I have no OS installed.

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    You have installed a BIOS that’s compatible with Windows 8 and has UEFI turned on by default. Go into the BIOS and disable UEFI and secure boot.

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    I created a new partition, formatted it as NTFS, list partition and it says:
    1024kb offset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reece View Post
    I'm using the install disc, I have no OS installed.
    As long as the disk is GPT, and your system supports it it shouldn install as per normal.

    You mentioned updating bios so did you disable/renable UEFI support for GPT to work?

    There shouldn't be anything else needed, GPT disk and UEFI on.

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    As long as the disk is GPT, and your system supports it it shouldn install as per normal.

    You mentioned updating bios so did you disable/renable UEFI support for GPT to work?

    There shouldn't be anything else needed, GPT disk and UEFI on.

    Steve
    I'm in the BIOS, under OS Type the options are: Windows 8. Windows 8 WHQL, and Other OS(Other OS selected)
    Boot Mode Selection: UEFI and Legacy, Legacy Only, UEFI Only(UEFI and Legacy selected)
    Storage Boot Option Control: Disabled, UEFI Only, Legacy Only, Legacy First, UEFI First(Legacy Only selected)

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    I have now fixed it!

    What I did?
    I got a USB flash drive and found a program called Rufus which made the USB UEFI bootable.

    Simple!

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    You've got to love UEFI - Biggest PITA ever!

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