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HP 2000 Laptop Windows Installation Help!

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    HP 2000 Laptop Windows Installation Help!


    Hello guys, i have a HP 2000 laptop Intel Celeron. It had a recovery partition but i had no idea and accidentally i deleted it completely and i deleted the partition as well which had windows 8. Now it requires original HP recovery disc which i cannot possibly get my hands on. Please is there any way i can install windows 8.1 on it again without recovery disc or what so ever, i would really appreciate it.

    I have also given a picture of the error that i get when i try to make new partition and install windows.
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    Windows 10


    Quote from this post: UEFI Boot Mode (installing using the GPT partition style) and Legacy BIOS Boot Mode (installing using the MBR partition style). -> link

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    Error message when you boot from the Windows installation media in Legacy BIOS Boot Mode:

    Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style. (see screenshot below)

    That is because Windows can only be installed to MBR disk in Legacy BIOS Boot Mode, but you plan to install Windows on a GPT disk.

    - Boot from the Windows installation media in UEFI Boot Mode, so you can use GPT (GUID Partition Table).
    - But if you want to use MBR (Master Boot Record) partition table, then delete all partitions on the disk.

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    Error message when you boot from the Windows installation media in UEFI Boot Mode:

    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. (see screenshot below)

    That is because Windows can only be installed to GPT disk in UEFI Boot Mode, but you plan to install Windows on an MBR disk.

    - Delete all partitions on the disk, so you can use GPT (GUID Partition Table).
    - But if you want to use MBR (Master Boot Record) partition table, then boot from the Windows installation media in Legacy BIOS Boot Mode.

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by genet; 13 Nov 2015 at 13:15.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    Error message when you boot in Legacy BIOS Boot Mode: Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style.

    - Boot in UEFI Boot Mode, so you can use GPT (GUID Partition Table).
    - But if you want to use MBR (Master Boot Record) partition table, then delete all partitions on the disk.



    Here is more info:

    Windows 7/8 setup: Installing using the MBR or GPT partition style.

    How to clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8 product key?


    Thank You sooooo much, i really appreciate it. I have finally done it thanks to you.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    OK, that's good to hear.
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