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Help installing Windows 8 on SSD

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    Help installing Windows 8 on SSD


    Im reformatting and reinstalling Windows 8.
    I've always installed it on my Samsung 830 128gb SSD
    When I boot up Windows 8, and try to select where to install windows, My SSD is broken up into
    Drive 0 Partition 1: System Reserved 350MB/90.MB free (Type Secondary)
    Drive 0 Partition 2: 107GB/107GB Free (Type Primary)
    Drive 0 Unallocated Space 11.9GB/11.9GB (No Type)

    I am not sure if this layout is right. I've always had my Windows 8 On Drive 0 Partition 2. However now it says Windows can't be installed on drive 0 partition 2.. The select disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed on GPT disks.


    How do I fix this?

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    Windows 8.1 PRO


    First try format hdd with kildisk.
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    Windows 8.1 PRO


    Or SSD
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    I formated Drive 0 Partition 2: 107GB/107GB , which had windows 8 on it to begin with, after i booted up with my windows 8 dvd..........
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    Windows 8.1 PRO


    I think you mast format whole disk 0 to install win not only disk 0 part 2
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    deleting all partitions on ssd fixed issue
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Delete all partition, & remake in Drive Options.

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    As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
    How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
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