Had Xubuntu 12.04 installed on my computer. Later on I decided to dual install Windows 7. I opened up GParterd and created a partition for Windows 7 and formatted it at NTSF. Well, when I try to install Windows 7, it doesn't recognized the NTSF partition. It states that all the partitions are GPT file format. Even though I have gone in and reformatted that partition several times as NTSF, Windows 7 still won't recognize it at anything other than GPT file system. I even used a Gparted lived CD to format that partition as well. How do I format the partition in NTSF where Windows 7 will recognize it as such and install onto it?
gpt is not a format, but a type of partitioning. Windows only boots from gpt partitioned drives with UEFI. Ubuntu will boot either with UEFI or BIOS from gpt partitioned drives.
You may be able to convert, if partitioning is within certain MBR rules, so you then can boot with BIOS. Or if system is dual UEFI/BIOS you have to convert your Windows install to a flash drive and add the UEFI capability.
Converting to or from GPT http://www.rodsbooks.com/gdisk/mbr2gpt.html You then need to use gdisk to convert from gpt to MBR http://www.rodsbooks.com/gdisk/mbr2gpt.html#gpt2mbr