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Converting from MBR from GPT when Installing from HDD

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    Converting from MBR to GPT when Installing from HDD


    Hi,
    I have a problem. I have downloaded Windows to a separate partition on my HDD, and used EasyBCD to add a boot entry. Now there is a problem that I forgot to convert my HDD to GPT, and Windows 8.1 is not installing. If I will convert to GPT, my Windows setup files will be lost!
    Is there a way to force install Windows 8.1 on MBR, or help me convert without losing my data.
    P.S. I don't have any installed OS on my DELL Inspiron 3542....
    Thanks!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    To the online 8 guests!
    Please reply. I really need my PC for an important task...
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  3. #3


    Posts : 50
    win8 64bit


    If you want to install Windows 8.1 on MBR, you need to go to BIOS to enable Legacy boot mode and disable UEFI mode. Most of the UEFI -based hardware support Legacy mode. if your computer doesn't support it, you can use a third party software AOMEI Partition Assistant to convert MBR to GPT without data loss.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Thanks mysery126! It really worked!
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