20 GB is not enough for Windows Installation. Ideally you should reserve 60~80GB for Windows OS and use the rest for data. Just do what I suggest and when done, shrink drive C: to 60GB.
NOTE: To make C drive exactly 60GB, use this: 60 * 1024 = 61440 to shrink.
@ topgundcp Too much coffee kills the concentration?
TipError 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.
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.
Last edited by genet; 13 Nov 2015 at 13:32.
That was pretty straight
topgundcp (Y) it did work and thanks
Cliff S for your informations. I was trying hard all night searching youtube videos, asking in fb groups about windows. finally it worked cause of you mates this forum have some good guys. I will let you guys know if i have any further problem. Thanks mates
One bit of advice "Just let windows take care of windows", no fancy tweaks or 3rd party software that windows already has, and you should have no more problems, except for the massive update that are coming after the fresh install. Just do them in stages (some need to be installed before others, so windows update can stall sometimes, then just 1. disconnect from internet 2.reeboot 3 and a few at a time and always re start and you should be ok. check what was downloaded and hit install 4. reboot 5. recheck for updates 6. see 1).
The very first thing I'd do is to install the .Net Framework even before running Windows Updates because quite a few software/applications required this package to be installed and to avoid later complication installing it:
- Win+X->Programs & Features->Turn on Windows Features on or off. Put a check mark on .NET Framework 3.5 ...., click OK. then reboot Windows
- Run Windows Updates. My experience & never have any problem, you don't need to run in stages, no need to turn off Internet connection, just do what it says. If Windows ask you to reboot then reboot. Keep checking for Windows Updates until you'll get a message: No updates are available.
- From Disk Management, shrink Drive C: to what ever size you want. As said earlier, 60 ~ 80 GB to be ideal.
- Activate Windows if not already done. Make the first backup image using: Macrium Reflect Free
Cliff S thanks mate, will follow what you said, i was having heating problem and fan makes annoying noise when playing video in we browser when i upgraded to windows 10 to test. still its the same problem with windows 8.