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Windows 10 cannot be installed to this disk

by Robertynwa / December 15, 2015 3:29 AM PST

I have got part way through the installation process and I received this message ..

"Windows 10 cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GP disks."

This is a new install onto a new laptop with only FreeDos.

Can anyone tell me how to get past this message.

Many thanks

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This is for Windows 8.1 but should
by orlbuckeye / December 15, 2015 4:30 AM PST
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easy fix
by Robertynwa / December 15, 2015 5:52 AM PST

The correct way to install 10 is on GPT.

At the partition screen of windows setup hold down Shift+F10

Type the following -

diskpart (this will take 3-10 seconds to load)

DISKPART>select disk 0
DISKPART>convert gpt


That will take you back to the partition screen of windows setup, then click refresh and then click Next.

If you get another error saying it can't find a partition, you most likely tried to format and label the partition yourself in diskpart cmd line, simply delete the partition using the GUI and click next.

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