Windows 10: Windows cannot be installed to this disk the selected disk

  1.    11 Oct 2015 #1

    Windows cannot be installed to this disk the selected disk


    Hello my friends,

    I keep getting an error when I install Windows 7. I want to install Windows 7 alongside Windows 10.
    windows cannot be installed to this disk the selected disk is of the gpt partition style

    I read solutions to this and most of them write I must format my entire hard drive, but I can't do that because that would mean losing all my data.
    Is there another way?
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  2.    11 Oct 2015 #2

    TheBlackRussian said: View Post
    windows cannot be installed to this disk the selected disk is of the gpt partition style
    Boot from the Windows installation media in UEFI Boot Mode, so you can use GPT (GUID Partition Table).

    Quote from this post: UEFI Boot Mode (installing using the GPT partition style) and Legacy BIOS Boot Mode (installing using the MBR partition style). -> link

    Tip   Tip
    Error message when you boot from the Windows installation media in Legacy BIOS Boot Mode:

    Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style. (see screenshot below)

    That is because Windows can only be installed to MBR disk in Legacy BIOS Boot Mode, but you plan to install Windows on a GPT disk.

    - Boot from the Windows installation media in UEFI Boot Mode, so you can use GPT (GUID Partition Table).
    - But if you want to use MBR (Master Boot Record) partition table, then delete all partitions on the disk.

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    Error message when you boot from the Windows installation media in UEFI Boot Mode:

    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. (see screenshot below)

    That is because Windows can only be installed to GPT disk in UEFI Boot Mode, but you plan to install Windows on an MBR disk.

    - Delete all partitions on the disk, so you can use GPT (GUID Partition Table).
    - But if you want to use MBR (Master Boot Record) partition table, then boot from the Windows installation media in Legacy BIOS Boot Mode.

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    Last edited by genet; 13 Nov 2015 at 13:09.
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