1.    28 Apr 2017 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2017
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    MBR2GPT conversion error "please remove the write protection"

    so I'm doing the GPT conversion on a laptop booted into windows.
    I run /convert /allowfullos
    it creates the new partition but from there i get the message saying the disk cannot be written to because it is write protected. Please remove the write protection from the volume in the drive \device\harddiskVolume6
    this appears to be the new partition that is created during the conversion.

    i've tried using disk part to remove the write protection in the partition but this fails, i doubt the main HD is write protected as then i wouldnt be able to write anything to the C drive.

    not sure what else to do here, if i continue the conversion fails and revers back (removes partition)
    any ideas?

    thank you in advance
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  2.    28 Apr 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 217
    trying to install win10

    Have you tried it from PE?
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  3.    28 Apr 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 24
    Windows 10

    There is another thread dedicated to mbr2gpt,
    Convert Windows 10 from Legacy BIOS to UEFI without Data Loss - Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

    I would try an offline conversion.
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  4.    28 Apr 2017 #4
    Join Date : Apr 2017
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Have you tried it from PE?
    Honestly i havent as I was trying to avoid that route (scrambling to find a usb stick), but looks like I may have to
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