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Partitioning Scheme Changes when you install Windows 8.1

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    OP has a UEFI install.

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    this laptop is still using BIOS However the drive is GPT but once was a MBR. I didn't want the limitations of a MBR disk for maybe when I clone to a SSD so then I could use Hyper-V that won't defrag my main drive badly since SSD's don't need to be contiguous but iam totally unaware of what that looks like since 1. i don't have a SSD yet and 2. its not that important.
    Last edited by fedyHamito; 08 Mar 2014 at 20:04.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by fedyHamito View Post
    this laptop is still using BIOS However the drive is GPT but once was a MBR. I didnt want the limitations on the MBR disk for maybe when I clone to SSD so then I could Hyper-V that wont defrag my main drive badly since sdds don't need to be contiguous but iam totally unaware of what that looks like since 1. i dont have a SSD yet and 2. its not that important.
    Can you repost the partition lay-out screenshot, as the screenshot is a UEFI partition lay-out, not a BIOS partition lay-out.
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    no pic then
    Last edited by fedyHamito; 10 Mar 2014 at 00:13.
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  5. #15


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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fedyHamito View Post
    this laptop is still using BIOS However the drive is GPT but once was a MBR. I didnt want the limitations on the MBR disk for maybe when I clone to SSD so then I could Hyper-V that wont defrag my main drive badly since sdds don't need to be contiguous but iam totally unaware of what that looks like since 1. i dont have a SSD yet and 2. its not that important.
    Can you repost the partition lay-out screenshot, as the screenshot is a UEFI partition lay-out, not a BIOS partition lay-out.
    Quote Originally Posted by fedyHamito View Post
    You have reposted the UEFI partition lay-out, which is the same as post one.
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