How to clean install Windows 7 Professional 64-bit to a GPT partitioned hard drive


I am trying to install Windows 7 Professional 64-bit to a clean hard drive using the provided DVD. I would like to use the GPT formatting option instead of MBR due to its increased abilities over MBR.

I understand that I need a motherboard that supports UEFI and I have made the necessary modifications to boot in UEFI from my motherboard.

How do I specify, when booting from the DVD, that I want to have a GPT partitioned hard drive?

Thanks for your help


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To install Windows 7 on GPT is simple; while installing from windows 7 DVD, and you get to the segment that you can create or delete partitions press "shift+F10" this will open a command prompt and you can use diskpart to convert to GPT

How to use DiskPart to create a GPT formatted drive:

HOW TO: Use the Diskpart .efi Utility to Create a GUID Partition
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Last updated October 5, 2020 Views 311,041 Applies to: