970 Gaming Mobo windows installation probs

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Hello there i just got myself a new motherboard (weeey) it's a 970 gaming but in the installation program where i choose what harddrive (ssd) id like to install windows on i just get a message that says i have to convert the ssd into gpt format to be able to install window. So i converted it to gpt and now it just says "windows cant be installed the choosen disc has partitiontype gpt" what am i supposed to do???? i googeld and got the answer only windows 8 can be installed om gpt drives but then the motherboard shouldn't be compatible with windows 7 right?
 

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Hi,

I believe you're trying to install Windows 7 in UEFI mode which is not supported (not by motherboard but OS itself is limitation). So you should install this in standard mode. Format the drive while in setup configuration and install on the SSD.
 

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What Nichrome is trying to say is that you need to set the boot mode to Legacy instead of UEFI or LEGACY+UEFI. Otherwise Windows 7 cannot be installed.
 

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I can only choose between Legacy+UEFI or UEFI, not Legacy only
 

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Please stop bumping your thread.
Set it to legacy+uefi then and try to install now.
 

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Nichrome said:
Please stop bumping your thread.
Set it to legacy+uefi then and try to install now.
Well it is set to UEFI+LEGACY!
 

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When you get into Windows 7 setup, you'll need to re-partition the drive.
Delete all the current partitions, and then have windows setup the partitions the way it wants to.

The GPT partition isn't usable within Windows 7.
 

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darkhawk said:
When you get into Windows 7 setup, you'll need to re-partition the drive.
Delete all the current partitions, and then have windows setup the partitions the way it wants to.

The GPT partition isn't usable within Windows 7.
hmm well ill try but i think i have alredy done it, i bought my hyperX fury and the windows installation worked great but when the installation was done and the computer automatically reboots it just said *Please select proper boot device, no device detected insert proper device and reboot* and now im here 
soorry for not telling you this earlier
 

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Let's do it this way: clear CMOS : https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?threads/31222
Then go into BIOS, set your DVD drive (or USB?) to be #1 i boot order, then your SSD/HDD as #2 (non UEFI as there appears like UEFI Drive) and try to install
 

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Nichrome said:
Let's do it this way: clear CMOS : https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?threads/31222
Then go into BIOS, set your DVD drive (or USB?) to be #1 i boot order, then your SSD/HDD as #2 (non UEFI as there appears like UEFI Drive) and try to install
Thanks Nichrome it worked  :cool: :cool: :biggthumbsup:
 
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