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    Win7 creates the hidden partition doesn't it?

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    Yes there is a hidden partition created, but that doesn't mean the boot partition can be GPT.

    I've had to revert several Win8 systems to Win7. In most cases, I've had to disable secure boot and enable legacy mode, then revert the hard drive from GPT to MBR (or wipe the drive).

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    This still has not be answered:
    My situation;
    1. Existing 1 TB HDD; partitioned 10 GB XP, 600 GB media, 300GB program, photo & document storage.
    2. Increase the 1st partition to 20-25GB from the 2nd partiton (resize & merge),
    3. Load Win7 in the first,
    4. Retain the 2nd & 3rd partitions without loosing data (it is backed up elsewhere).
    5. Save a image of 'C' to install a mirror O/S on a SSD.
    If I install Win7 in the 1st partition replacing XP, how does that affect the other partitions? Also, where/when is the choice of MBR and GPT enter into this?
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    Besides the need to increase the partition size, going from XP to Win7 shouldn't affect the other partitions.

    There isn't a choice during the Win7 setup. I'm not sure what you're asking.

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    Will installing Win7 in AHCI mode affect the other non active partitions that are on a MBR drive??
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    Quote Originally Posted by videobruce View Post
    Will installing Win7 in AHCI mode affect the other non active partitions that are on a MBR drive??
    No, it shouldn't.

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    "Shouldn't" seems to be the key word here.
    Anyone else on this??
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    I never say 100% no. Anything could happen. That's why you should always make a backup before messing with partitions. Good luck.

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    I agree, there is always a chance something can go horribly wrong. Dupe the drive to another, then play with the dupe.
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