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an error while setup , please need help fast.

  1. #1


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    an error while setup , please need help fast.


    Hello everyone!
    while I was installing windows 8 pro 64x I had this little problem
    (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)
    any suggestions??

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  2. #2


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Welcome to EightForums.

    Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
    Than type> convent gpt
    & than Reboot PC to install.

    Click image for larger version

    How to install with a uEFI BIOS:
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
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  3. #3


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    windows 8


    well
    that means I have to delete all data on my hard drive right?
    if so
    is there a way that I can keep my data and fix this problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Microsoft

    Make sure you’re on the PC you want to upgrade. This must be a PC that is currently running Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3), Windows 8 Release Preview, Windows 8 Consumer Preview, or Windows Developer Preview. (Windows 8 Setup checks that your PC meets all system requirements before it installs Windows 8.)

    Have your product key handy. You can find it in your online order information, in the confirmation email for your purchase, or on the packaging. The product key will look something like this:
    XXXXX- XXXXX- XXXXX- XXXXX- XXXXX

    Make a backup of everything you want to keep. Save it somewhere you can get to it later, like an external drive or a DVD.
    Restore Backup User and System Files - Windows 7 Forums
    Backup - Restore Files and Folders from in Windows 8
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  5. #5


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    theog
    how is your answer related to my problem?
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  6. #6


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    Quote Originally Posted by black1tiger View Post
    theog
    how is your answer related to my problem?
    Backup your Data first.
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  7. #7


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    windows 8


    I don't have an operating system on pc now and even if I have the only solution that is suggested requires me to format all the darh desk
    so how can I back up my files?
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    I don't have an operating system on pc now
    Why did you delete the OS?
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  9. #9


    Posts : 8
    windows 8


    I had a windows 8 debugged and I wanted to install a x64 pro version so I had to delete the old operating system and that was when I had the problem
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    Reinstall the Windows 32 & backup.

    Backup - Restore Files and Folders from in Windows 8

    Than do a clean install.


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Welcome to EightForums.

    Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
    Than type> convent gpt
    & than Reboot PC to install.

    Click image for larger version

    How to install with a uEFI BIOS:
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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