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  1. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 25
    Windows 10
       06 Sep 2016 #11

    Kbird said: View Post
    try this:


    1. Boot up Windows Installation USB
    2. On the first screen. Hold down SHIFT + F10. A command Windows will pop up. Type:
      diskpart
      select disk 0
      clean
      exit
      exit
    3. Continue with the installation.
    Or alternatively you can delete all the partitions on the Where do you want to install Windows? screen, until you only see Drive 0 Unallocated Space.

    Error message when you boot from the Windows 10 USB/DVD in UEFI mode (see screenshot below): Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks.

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    You must convert MBR disk to GPT disk. But if you want to use MBR partition table, then boot from the Windows 10 USB/DVD in Legacy BIOS mode.

    How to convert MBR disk to GPT disk

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    Click the "Next" button. The installation of Windows 10 will begin.

    Note: Once you have deleted all the partitions from the HDD/SSD, you can also click the "Next" button without clicking the "New" button. All the required partitions are created automatically during the Windows 10 installation.

    Ranoris said: View Post
    I have updated my system specs in my profile to reflect the specs of the computer I am having difficulties installing windows to.
    Asus motherboard with UEFI firmware.
    - You do not need to change the default UEFI firmware settings, if you install Windows 10 64-bit in UEFI mode or Legacy BIOS mode.

    Asus motherboard default UEFI firmware settings.
    - When you boot from the Windows 10 USB/DVD in UEFI mode (UEFI prefix in the boot menu), then Windows setup creates a GPT partitioned disk.
    - When you boot from the Windows 10 USB/DVD in Legacy BIOS mode (without UEFI prefix in the boot menu), then Windows setup creates a MBR partitioned disk.

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    Boot to UEFI Mode or Legacy BIOS mode

    Boot to UEFI Mode or Legacy BIOS mode

    Select the firmware mode during bootup

    1. Boot the PC. As the firmware starts to run, press the key that opens the boot device menu. For example, press the Esc, F2, (Asus motherboard F8), F9, F12, or other key to enter the firmware or boot menus.

    2. On the boot device menu, select the command that identifies both the firmware mode and the device.

    Note

    You might see separate commands for the same device. For example, you might see UEFI USB Drive and BIOS USB Drive. Each command uses the same device and media, but boots the PC in a different firmware mode.
    How to create a bootable USB flash drive to install Windows 10

    USB Flash Drive - Create to Install Windows 10

    Option One: Use Media Creation Tool to create Bootable Windows 10 USB for Legacy BIOS and UEFI
    Option Two: Use "Rufus" to create Bootable Window 10 USB for Legacy BIOS and UEFI
    Last edited by Feather; 07 Sep 2016 at 04:58.
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  2. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1,385
    Win10 1607
       06 Sep 2016 #12

    Nice Post Feather ..... should be helpful for him....

    You can also get the GPT Disk setup with Macrium if not doing a Clean Install pretty easily , just make sure to follow the steps here EXACTLY or ask questions if needed.

    Solved Small Wrinkle in Anniversary Update....MBR Disk - Windows 10 Forums
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  3. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 23
    Windows 10
       06 Sep 2016 #13

    Kbird said: View Post
    Don't format the Drive on another PC or at all actually , Clean the Drive during the Win10 install and just chose Next , don't create partitions or Format the Drive , let win10 setup do that.

    try this:


    1. Boot up Windows Installation USB
    2. On the first screen. Hold down SHIFT + F10. A command Windows will pop up. Type:
      diskpart
      select disk 0
      clean
      exit
      exit
    3. Continue with the installation, select Customize, click on Disk 0, do not format then click Next, Windows Installation will create all needed partitions then install Windows.
    Hey Kbird,

    Really appropriate your help!

    So i did your steps to the T and this is the error code that was kicked back to me.
    "We couldn't install Windows in the location you chose. Please check your media drive. Here's more into about what happened: 0x80300002."


    ​Any ideas?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 23
    Windows 10
       06 Sep 2016 #14

    Feather said: View Post
    Or delete all the partitions on the Where do you want to install Windows? screen, until you only see Drive 0 Unallocated Space.

    How to convert MBR disk to GPT disk (see screenshots below).

    Note that you must boot from the Windows 10 USB/DVD in UEFI mode.

    edit: Once you have deleted all the partitions from the HDD/SSD, you can also click the "Next" button without clicking the "New" button. The installation of Windows will begin. All the required partitions are created automatically during the install.



    Asus motherboard with UEFI firmware.
    - You do not need to change the default UEFI firmware settings, if you install Windows 10 64-bit in UEFI mode or Legacy BIOS mode.

    Asus motherboard default UEFI firmware settings.
    - When you boot from the Windows 10 USB/DVD in UEFI mode (UEFI prefix in the boot menu), then Windows setup creates a GPT partitioned disk.
    - When you boot from the Windows 10 USB/DVD in Legacy BIOS mode (without UEFI prefix in the boot menu), then Windows setup creates a MBR partitioned disk.
    Hey Feather,

    Very nice post! Thank you for the pictures!

    This is the part i was originally talking about in my post where "Windows does not create the 4 needed partitions for GPT."

    I followed your steps to the T here after freshly cleaning the SSD in diskpart. Heres the error code that was kicked back...

    "We couldn't create a new partition. [Error:0x80004005]"

    Any more ideas?
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  5. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 23
    Windows 10
       06 Sep 2016 #15

    Again guys i really appreciate all of your combined efforts to resolve this issue! My girlfriend really appreciates it too!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  6. Joined : Jun 2014
    Posts : 4,433
    Windows 10 Pro
       06 Sep 2016 #16

    Feather said: View Post
    edit: Once you have deleted all the partitions from the HDD/SSD, you can also click the "Next" button without clicking the "New" button. The installation of Windows will begin. All the required partitions are created automatically during the install.
    That's the part that was stopping me. My SSD only had one partition and it was unallotted when I clicked continue It would start making the needed partitions and install Windows 10. Then I would get a message about not being to install Windows 10. When I clicked on New all partitions were made and I was asked were I wanted to install Windows 10. I chose the primary partition and Windows 10 installed.
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  7. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1,385
    Win10 1607
       06 Sep 2016 #17

    As WinUser said...... try it again , Clean it again , and Try the NEW Button instead of the Next Button instead...

    Or you tried that too already maybe? Feather's way......

    This issue seems to be if the Drv was once formatted MBR and you are now trying to Goto GPT , not sure if that is the case for you?

    Silly question maybe is your bios in UEFI Mode ? so you can see GPT at boot

    KB
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  8. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 23
    Windows 10
       06 Sep 2016 #18

    [QUOTE=Feather;802332]



    Asus motherboard with UEFI firmware.
    - You do not need to change the default UEFI firmware settings, if you install Windows 10 64-bit in UEFI mode or Legacy BIOS mode.

    Since reading this post i have gone back and reset the Asus UEFI Bios to optimized defaults. I am in the process of creating another Windows installation media USB as after my last attempt the USB went bad.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  9. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1,385
    Win10 1607
       06 Sep 2016 #19

    So the MB is in UEFI MODE ?

    Check that the Storage Controller is in AHCI Mode (or Raid) not IDE too , if you set things to Optimised Defaults.

    Is the system in your Specs the one you are working one? ...you mentioned your Girlfriend being happy or is that just cos you are spending more time with your computer than Her


    KB
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  10. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1,385
    Win10 1607
       06 Sep 2016 #20

    [QUOTE=Ranoris;803042]
    Feather said: View Post



    Asus motherboard with UEFI firmware.
    - You do not need to change the default UEFI firmware settings, if you install Windows 10 64-bit in UEFI mode or Legacy BIOS mode.

    Since reading this post i have gone back and reset the Asus UEFI Bios to optimized defaults. I am in the process of creating another Windows installation media USB as after my last attempt the USB went bad.

    hmmmm is that another Clue ? ------------------------------------^^^^^^^^

    Did you Clean the SSD and Then try installing Windows to the USB Key by accident instead of the SSD perhaps ?
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