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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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About Sunil Padmanabhan

An Indian based out of Dubai who started traveling from 2011 and pretty much caught the travel bug. Every year presents itself as an opportunity to visit and explore a new place.

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

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