Windows 10: about Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and Windows 10

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  1.    01 Feb 2015 #1

    about Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and Windows 10


    I assume my Windows 7 Pro 64-bit is using MBR in the BIOS and Windows 10 is using GPT.
    I have a computer with 2 HDs and Windows 7 on one and Windows 10 on the other.
    This caused an error when running Clonezilla-live and failed. Clonezilla produced this
    error /dev/sdx mismatch for MBR /GPT partition.

    Could or would Windows 7 run with GPT?? How would this effect the data on that HD??
    Your thoughts would be appreciated.....
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  2.    01 Feb 2015 #2

    My Windows 7 Pro is on MBR as is my Windows 10; however, when I went to install Windows 8.1 on an MBR disk it refused so I let it do it's own thing creating a 4 partition HD with Windows 8.1 on GPT.

    All 3 HDs can be seen on either Operating System.

    I can't see any reason why Windows 7 wouldn't install of GPT.
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  4.    01 Feb 2015 #4

    Am I correct in saying that Windows 10 uses UEFI and GPT?
    I suppose a Gigabyte MB will work with Windows 10....
    Please explain well as this is new ground for me.

    If so, then I would be better off waiting the 60 to 90 days and install windows 10.
    That poses a hefty learning curve for me. Hope it's worth it.
    Thanks guys for you insight.
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  5. Posts : 1,254
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       01 Feb 2015 #5

    Nope, I installed it MBR style.

    You can choose either , depending on your bios.
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  6.    01 Feb 2015 #6

    AddRAM said: View Post
    Nope, I installed it MBR style.

    You can choose either , depending on your bios.
    My laptop has UEFI but my desktop PC doesn't. I've run Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 on both. Also, I could if I wanted to, install in legacy mode on my laptop. Your not forced to use UEFI mode, even with a UEFI BIOS.
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  7. Posts : 340
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32
       04 Feb 2015 #7

    I've installed every OS from Widows 98 to Windows 10 on my old Home-Made PC with an MSI motherboard and an AMD, Athlon, 2X, 5200+ CPU.

    My latest install, was/is Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit, 9926. It installed just great and runs great. No problems at all.
    It doesn't seem to give a hoot what's on the motherboard.

    In general, I've found that MS's latest OS's are very compatible with just about any PC. If they will run XP, they will usually run Vista, Win-7, 8 or 8.1, even Win-10.

    I also have Windows 10, 64 bit running nicely on a six year old HP Laptop, with just two GB of ram. No problems!
    It installed compatible drivers for everything, including the touch pad.

    The whole Idea of being a Microsoft OS tester, is trying it on different machines, not jumping on a forum and asking 'will this work, will that work, oh woe is me, it might not'.
    If a person is not qualified as a Beta Tester, then they should leave it to those who are. Eh?

    Cheers mates!
    TechnoMage
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  8.    04 Feb 2015 #8

    TechnoMage said: View Post
    The whole Idea of being a Microsoft OS tester, is trying it on different machines, not jumping on a forum and asking 'will this work, will that work, oh woe is me, it might not'.
    If a person is not qualified as a Beta Tester, then they should leave it to those who are. Eh?
    So if a person is smart enough to ask questions first, they aren't qualified to be a beta tester? No wonder software is in the state its in these days.
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  9.    04 Feb 2015 #9

    Sorry Technomage.
    You are correct then I am NOT qualified to be a beta tester.
    So you will never see me post here again. Bye
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  10. Posts : 1,424
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       04 Feb 2015 #10

    jack said: View Post
    Sorry Technomage.
    You are correct then I am NOT qualified to be a beta tester.
    So you will never see me post here again. Bye
    @jack.

    Everyone is welcome here, please do not let the views of others push you away.
    Your level of technical knowledge has nothing to do with being a member here.

    Make sure you ask as many questions around here as needed.

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