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On EFI systemsWin cannot instal on MBR partion table disk

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    On EFI systemsWin cannot instal on MBR partion table disk


    Encountered this problem when trying to install windows: I couldnt install windows in C ,neither to format that partition because of this message [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] and an error code 0x0000 smth... while attempting to format the C. I could only manage to instal windows after deleting all of the partitons???? On another install more recently ,even I was having a single c partition, I still couldnt manage to instal my windows there or format it without deleting that system reserve partition, backup one and EFI one.

    Is anythink ok in doing that and should I change the partiton table style an reinstalling winodws that way?how?


    Also dont know if this has relevance : during the windows installation from disk when I was prompted to choose from where to boot in boot menu there was besides the SATA corp an UEFI one also but I selected to boot from the SATA one? I dont know if it was correct but I managed to install Windows ( ofc after deleting the stuff I mentioned) but now when I entered the boot menu I can only see the SATA one.

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    Welcome to EightForums.


    Try Cleaning 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.

    How to clean install uEFI:
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with


    The HD Drive will like this:

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    The boot menu will like this:

    Click image for larger version
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    so firstly do i need to clean my hardrive and to make my disk GPT one? and only then to install windows again?

    and for that do I need to create a UEFI bootable USB flash if I have the install disk?
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    so firstly do i need to clean my hardrive and to make my disk GPT one? and only then to install windows again?
    You need to start with a clean HD Drive, for Windows 8 to install in uEFI mode.

    Click image for larger version

    and for that do I need to create a UEFI bootable USB flash if I have the install disk?
    You can use the Windows 8 x64 DVD.
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    so after "DiskPart succeeded in cleaning the disk" I type convent gpt right? then how to reboot PC to install from this point? or there is a peticular command for this?
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    Ctrl+Alt+Delete or go to Install Now.
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    the second turorial reminds about that message " windows cant be installed on dive 0 partition 4". Will I get this messsage too if I follow the 1st tutorial and your instruction of typing convent gpt?
    and If so are u sure I can continue with the install as the tutorial assures you cause ,quoting " as long as you can click the next button youl're fine". I dont think that button will be active.
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    " windows cant be installed on dive 0 partition 4".
    That is only a warning, click NEXT.
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    Ok I will try it tommorow..lets hope I will live to tell the story )
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