02-11-2020 03:01 PM
I have W7-Pro-64 installed on a 1TB, (MBR Boot Drive).
I want to upgrade to a 4TB, (GPT Boot Drive).
I chose to do this via cloning.
My question is: does my Elite 8300 CMT support UEFI Boot Drives?
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02-11-2020 03:48 PM
I look at it rather simply...
When you boot up your PC if it has the splash screen shown in the picture on page 5, it has a UEFI BIOS and should support booting from a GPT drive.
I don't have any 3 or 4 TB drives to test out on my 8200 Elite CMT, which has a UEFI BIOS, and has a BIOS splash screen as shown on page 5 of the document.
02-12-2020 08:22 AM
I tried it several times just to make sure.
The Bios Screen goes by quickly but sadly, No HP Log.
Should I start a separate Post to ask what the next PC in the HP Series that would have Booting ability I need?
02-14-2020 07:02 AM
Thank you again for your advice!
I need to update / correct my last Post.
I ran Belarc and looked at it's report.
Sure enough, it reported my PC running in UEFI mode.
I tried the Restart process and sure enough, the HP Logo appeared as indicated in the Article.
I do not know how I missed it!
My PC is using a 4TB Drive as the Boot Drive but in 2TB MBR mode.
I do not know how to convert from MBR to GPT but will try an learn this weekend.
02-14-2020 07:16 AM
You're very welcome.
Here is how you can convert the drive from MBR to GPT during the Windows installation process...
Watch this video...