Solved How can I install win 7 to toshiba 3tb hdd gigabyte 61 mb

January 14, 2015 at 10:39:18
Specs: Windows 7
I have gigabyte 61 desktop board and toshiba 3tb hdd. After windows 7 setup when I goto disk manager to partition hdd then there problem is 746gb can't be partition. Please help me how can I partition full hdd?

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January 14, 2015 at 11:47:12
Start by posting the correct model number for your board. There are 78 boards based on the H61 chipset.

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January 14, 2015 at 20:26:34
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Booting to large hard drives require you to initialize the hard drive to GPT rather than the default MBR for Windows 7. This can get a little tricky and I do not know if the Chipset/BIOS of your era motherboard supports this. There is a lot of detail here on it:
I personally would recommend using your large hard drive for storage and getting an SSD (120GB to 240GB) or a smaller 500GB HD for your boot drive. This is much simpler, easier on the back up and repair, and in the case of an SSD, much better performance. Your board and Windows 7 do easily support a GPT drive as a storage drive with an MBR bootable drive.

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