I have been reading conflicting information. My DH67BL motherboard has two Sata 6G ports (blue). I've tried to install Windows 7 64bit Ultimate on a newly formatted Hitachi Deckstar 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - 500GB, SATA, 6GBps, 7200 RPM, 32MB, OEM. Before the installation process and after Win7 loads the required files from the DVD and downloads updates, I get a Win7 error which states "Windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GBT partition type." I read somewhere on the Microsoft page that the drive could only be used for storage and not the Win 7 O/S because the hardware does not have UEFI / EFI firmware? Is this correct?
Q. Can Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008 read, write, and boot from GPT disks?
A. Yes, all versions can use GPT partitioned disks for data. Booting is only supported for 64-bit editions on UEFI-based systems
I currently have Windows XP pro 64 bit running on an existing disk. I am formatting a second disk to run Win7 Ulitimate 64 bit. I recently found out there is no version of ITunes which will run under WinXP Pro 64bit which is the only convoluted way to back up an IPhone.
I am formatting the new disk in MBR NTFS... Thanks so much for explaining this! It is greatly appreciated.