Windows 10: Any easy tool to deploy GPT layout for a fresh install Solved

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  1.    30 Nov 2017 #11

    Hello again.

    In the end I wasn't unable to install w10 using EFI because I wasn't able to boot in UEFI mode from my usb stick (w10 installation, created with Rufus). Must be some bios quirk or something. Right now happily installing using old MBR layout.
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       30 Nov 2017 #12

    eLPuSHeR said: View Post
    Hello again.

    In the end I wasn't unable to install w10 using EFI because I wasn't able to boot in UEFI mode from my usb stick (w10 installation, created with Rufus). Must be some bios quirk or something. Right now happily installing using old MBR layout.
    If USB made with Rufus didn't work, see this tutorial for an alternative method to create USB install media for UEFI / GPT installation: PowerShell Scripting - Create USB Install Media for Windows 10
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  3.    30 Nov 2017 #13

    Thanks.
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  4.    30 Nov 2017 #14

    eLPuSHeR said: View Post
    Hello.

    I am still sticking to good ole MBR layout partitioning because it works fine for me (and for my backups) and I admit I do not understand GPT layout that much. I have been reading about it but the concept still escapes me. It seems weird for me and I feel it lacks flexibility. I might be completely wrong though. I ALWAYS use a partition for booting, where the OS and apps reside, and another one where all personal data is stored. This is mandatory for me, because it makes things a lot easier when there is a sudden os change or disaster strikes. It's also a lot more comfortable for making OS backups.

    So. If I wanted to install w10 on a new fresh pc/hd/ssd, is there a graphical easy-to-use util to do the GPT layout for you?

    If so, can you recommend any?

    Thanks.
    I just want to say that I have done the same as you for many years now, and this has saved my butt (and many, many hours) on multiple occasions. The obvious situation is being able to do a forklift upgrade of Windows from say XP to 7. Also WHEN Windows goes all the way to the south pole I am not concerned about losing permanent data. But there's more. I use both a desktop and a laptop, and having a separate data partition makes it easy to synchronize data.

    Actually I have two different data partitions. "Most" data goes on D, and photos, videos and music goes on E. Works quite well.

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  5.    01 Dec 2017 #15

    Yes. I cannot stress it more. Having everything on a single partition is a recipe for disaster if anything goes wrong. Besides, having the OS separated for the rest is a lot more comfortable for making backups and repairing/upgrading things.
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