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Assuming you don't have an EFI firmware, I see a number of options: Ditch the computer and buy another one. Return your new disk (or use it somewhere else) and buy a 2TB model instead. If the computer supports two disks, use a sub-2TB disk for the Windows boot disk and use the 3TB disk (with GPT) for data. Note that you can probably get a kit to put a disk ...


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It's possible, and it's very frequently done with both external USB sticks and internal drives. Regarding partition table types: BIOS normally doesn't need any partition table. It is only interested in the bootstrap code part that is the first 440 bytes of your MBR. (Although there are exceptions. Some BIOS implementations actually do break if they cannot ...


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First, note that malware affects the OS, not the BIOS itself (because there is no value in controlling a BIOS). if someone is attempting to attack the BIOS, their real goal is to attack the OS that that BIOS will boot. Rootkits and other boot time exploits are designed to attack the OS by affecting how it gets booted. Traditionally BIOS and firmware code ...


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You can install Windows on it with your non-UEFI computer, but it will only let you use the first 2 TiB (slightly more than a "2 TB" disk). Windows will not let you create partitions that extend into, or start in, the region beyond the 2 TiB point. So in your example you would not be able to create your third partition (1.5 TB). ( The reason is that MBR ...


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The size of the partitions isn't the problem, its the partitioning system itself. You might have heard of Master Boot Records (MBR) right? Well they are depricated now, 3TB disks need to use GPT (GUID Partition Table) - thats why you need UEFI. More details here: http://www.pcworld.com/article/235088/everything_you_need_to_know_about_3TB_hard_drives.html ...


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I know this is way past the relevant time-frame, but let's set some things straight for the record. @RodSmith is right in that tying BIOS firmware to MBR partitioned boot disk is a limitation introduced by Windows, not something inherent to BIOS/MBR. All modern versions of Fedora and Ubuntu work fine, in both x32 and x64 versions, with BIOS booting on GPT ...


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You're laboring under BIOS assumptions that no longer apply to your EFI-based computer. As grawity says, boot code on EFI-based computers doesn't reside in the MBR. This means that Windows commands like bootrec /fixmbr no longer work. There are EFI equivalents, but I'm unfamiliar with most of them. One that should work is: bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path ...


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Try using EasyUEFI to move the entry of "Windows Boot Manager" to the top of the "Boot order" list. If this doesn't work, I suggest doing a Repair Install to fix your current installation while preserving user accounts, data, programs, and system drivers. For detailed instructions see : How to Do a Repair Install to Fix Windows 7. To create a Windows 7 ...


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There are some slightly updated instructions in the master branch of the repository: https://github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs/blob/master/nixos/doc/manual/installation.xml#L312


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Here is what i did with help from nix-dev mailing list. Initial setup MacBook 5,1 (2008) with Mac OS 10.9 and hard drive partitioned as follows: a) 200MB EFI System Partition labelled "EFI". b) Two partitions used by Mac OS (10.9). c) Two empty ext4 partitions labelled "nixos" and "home", and a Linux Swap partition labelled "swap". Cable Ethernet ...


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I solved this by wiping the entire drive after I've learned that the HP Tools partition can be recovered with a utility from HP and the recovery partition is essentially just a recovery of the SUSE system and that recovery disks can be ordered online from HP. The only solution to preserve the factory defaults was to image or clone the HDD but I had nowhere ...


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You should be able to install Windows 8 or 8.1 with a UEFI-bootable pendrive: Format it to FAT32. Copy all files from a Windows ISO to the pendrive. This will make the pendrive bootable for UEFI. Then you can choose to reboot from pendrive. (this option is visible on the last photo) (I'm putting it here as a real answer, previously suggested in ...


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Google searches turned up tips like "you have to boot the DVD drive in UEFI mode to install OS on UEFI", etc. This made me believe that I have to convert my USB drive to GPT just to install an OS on an UEFI machine. <…> Why does the installer say it's impossible to install a UEFI-booted OS from a MBR-based USB drive? Can't it create ...



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