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Let's be careful about drives vs. partitions. A drive is an entire physical storage device: a hard disk drive. A drive is something you can hold in your hand. The storage space on the drive may be divided up into one or more partitions. Partitions are not drives, they are sections of drives. You cannot hold a partition in your hand. GPT and MBR are drive-...
Disconnect the old HDD (optional but recommended), insert your Win7 Installation media and boot on it. Click Repair your computer, then select your SSD Windows installation and then Next, then at the System Recovery Options menu click Command Prompt. At the Command Prompt enter: bootrec /fixmbr - Writes the Master Boot Record bootrec /fixboot - Writes a ...
https://thornelabs.net/2013/06/10/create-a-bootable-windows-7-usb-drive-in-linux.html ms-sys does the magic of writing boot record.
There is possibility to convert drive from MBR to GPT by Windows Disk Management without any data loss. The opposite direction is not possible without data loss and reformating the drive (partitions are made as new). On Windows you can convert drives both ways by using Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc). If you have any problems doing that, use GParted from ...
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