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    Win 8 Pro can't find partition...

    I get this error: when I try to clean install to a gpt format hdd. Haven't found setup txt yet.

    This will be Windows 8 Pro on an HP Pavilion G7-2243us, 500 gb hitachi hdd, and 4 gb memory.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Partitions are in the right order.

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    Windows 8.1 x64

    You probably need to delete the partitions already on drive 0 and set up the unallocated space for the Windows 8 install. Whether you use the entire drive, or just a part of the 465 GB, the install will create the partitions itself and will show as Theog's picture illustrates.

    Drive 2 looks a little strange. The 100 MB partition is the same size a EFI or a Windows 7 System partition would be for an install.
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    Windows 10

    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

    Normally, you should be able to delete all the partitions on the Where do you want to install Windows? screen.

    Note: But if you cannot delete all the partitions on the Where do you want to install Windows? screen.

    - Boot the computer using the Windows 7/8/10 installation media.
    - On the first screen, press SHIFT+F10 to bring up the command prompt.
    - Run the following commands at the command prompt.

    list disk (this will give you a listing of the disks on your system)
    select disk # (select the disk you want to clean, for example select disk 0)
    clean (running the clean command will delete all partitions on the disk)

    Even if you are going to use the GPT (GUID Partition Table), you do not need to run the convert gpt command, since you are not creating the partitions at a command prompt.

    - Close the command prompt window and continue your Windows installation as usual.

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    Can I delete 0 partition from command prompt? If so what is the command syntax to use. Thanks Guys feel like we can fix this. I passed the hdd test and memory test.
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    Good gosh guys are the best. Win 8 pro is installing.
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    windows 8.1


    Removes any and all partition or volume formatting from the disk with focus. On master boot record (MBR) disks, only the MBR partitioning information and hidden sector information are overwritten. On GUID partition table (GPT) disks, the GPT partitioning information, including the Protective MBR, is overwritten; there is no hidden sector information.
    Specifies that each and every sector on the disk is zeroed, which completely deletes all data contained on the disk.
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    Seems as though win 8 handles disk uitilties as well as need be. Thanks for the info lifetec.
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