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Windows cannot be installed to this disk, the selected disk is of the GPT partition style

Applies to Installation of Windows 8 / 8.1 on Machines running Windows 7 or Vista Previously

  1. Boot using the Installation Disc
  2. Click Install but do not continue ahead.
  3. Press SHIFT-F10 to bring up the console
  4. Type “diskpart”
  5. Once within the diskpart prompt
    • Type: list disk
    • Type : select disk <number> (the number of the disk you wish to convert)
    • Type: clean (to remove any existing configuration settings on the drive)
    • Type convert to mbr

 Apologies for the poor screenshots 🙂

Windows8Installation

 

DiskpartConsole

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Posted on April 24, 2014, in Windows, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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