How to start using a new HDD in a computer after preparing it conveniently

I just bought a 4TB internal blue HDD
What are the steps to format and or initialize in order to start using it.
DO i need to prepare it for GPT? How do i do that?
Additionally i have the drive in an external dock connected to my PC laptop.

Hello MSwhip,

In order to use the full capacity of the drive. It is recommended to initialize the drive in GPT. To know the steps, you can refer the Support KBA mentioned below.