New Notebook - Fresh Install


  1. Posts : 9
    Windows 10
       #1

    New Notebook - Fresh Install


    hi, new HP Pavilion laptop came with Free DOS, now want to install Win (UEFI), but won't let me because it is MBR on SSD. Do I have to delete those partitions (HPDOCS and Free DOS) to continue?

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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,930
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    You could consider converting the disk: from the tutorial section
    Windows 10 Tutorial Index | Tutorials
    which you're free to browse and search:

    Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk in Windows 10 | Tutorials
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  3. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 15,508
    Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    You will want to press shift+F10 to open a command prompt. Then run:

    diskpart
    select disk 1
    clean
    convert gpt
    exit
    exit

    Then highlight the unallocated space on drive 1 and click next to install Windows to.
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  4. Posts : 9
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    I just deleted those partitions as I do not need them, Windows installation was fine...
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