If you want to install an OS you would not format or partition ahead of time unless you are expert at such.
Forget all that and start with a blank drive (unformatted) and the Windows installer can use that.
I did a low level format of a drive just to try it out, (I realize it was just a 0 low level format), but now I want to install windows 7 on it.
I took the HDD to another computer, formatted it and created a volume, but whenever I try to install an OS it says it could not find a hard drive. This is strange to me because I can store files on the hard drive fine from my desktop, but the laptop doesn't recognize it.
This is the laptop: http://support.gateway.com/us/en/product/default.aspx?partNumber=2900824
This is the hard drive:
So what am I doing wrong? What do I need to do to get windows 7 on this hdd?