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can i use a laptop hdd as my main boot drive


hey i have a old pc and all of it drives died and i only have one drive which a  laptop empty laptop drive and i cant bootwindows on it any solutions it says cant boot on a gpt partion style and the it also says tha partion is an efi system partuon esp


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You totally can - the reason it doesn't work is because windows can't be installed on existing partitions. Delete all partitions on the drive (which will format it, obviously) and then select the empty space to install into.


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