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GPT Partition Table on WIndows 7?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Turtle, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Turtle

    Turtle Flightless Bird

    Hi everyone,


    Did I understand that right?

    MBR is the standard Partition Table for Windows and only can be used for
    the Hard disks WITH Windows on it.

    However the GUID Partition Table (GPT) be used ONLY for additional Hard
    disks under Windows?

    I THINK only MACs and Linux can be installed on a GUID Partition Table
    (GPT) System.


    I`m curious,
    John
     
  2. Jim

    Jim Flightless Bird

    I think it goes like this. EFI is needed to boot of GPT. GRUB appearently
    can boot GPT for BIOS. Any 64bit version of Windows can read GPT hard
    drives.
     
  3. Turtle

    Turtle Flightless Bird

    Hi Jim,

    Am 03.08.2010 19:41, schrieb Jim:
    > I think it goes like this. EFI is needed to boot of GPT. GRUB appearently
    > can boot GPT for BIOS. Any 64bit version of Windows can read GPT hard
    > drives.
    >


    I agree
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table

    Win 7 can read GPT Harddrives.
    I also understand what you mean by EFI.


    I guess some people would want to know why I want GPT anyway unless one
    has a parition bigger than 2 TB.

    I talk about this because I think GPT is superior to MBR. (more flexible
    than MBR)

    My opinion,
    John
     

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