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Windows could not be installed due to GPT

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    windows 8

    Windows could not be installed due to GPT


    Right now, I do not have any operating system cause i formatted everything while trying to install windows 8 which did not work out because the disk is GPT.
    How do I install Win 8 now? I can operate the system via linux though, but through a flash drive cause even linux is not being installed..
    Help me out

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    windows 8


    OK, my laptop is currently GPT formatted but i do not have EUFI based ISO setup for Win8 installation. So, I wanted to convert the file system to MBR and then install from the iso that i have right now.
    What should I do?
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    If you have a Windows 8 x64 DVD, you have a UEFI installer.
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    windows 8


    Its on a flash drive.
    So, I changed the drive from GPT to MBR.
    When I try to install it through flash drive, it says something like, "partition not available " . Im stuck here . How do I create an NTFS partition now??
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    Where do you buy your Windows 8 x64 DVD from?
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