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    pc not responding


    pc was not responding to any commands.. so thought i would do a reinstall, however when i get to the format part,, it says windows cannot be installed to this disk,, the disk is gpt partition style ....help please

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    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    go into your bios settings and disable Legacy support as your PC is using UEFI support and booting in legacy mode..
    or when booting up PC go into your boot menu and select the UEFI boot option for the USB/DVD
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    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by tommy39 View Post
    however when i get to the format part,, it says windows cannot be installed to this disk,, the disk is gpt partition style
    Boot in UEFI Boot Mode, so you can use GPT (GUID Partition Table).

    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

    Tip   Tip
    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. (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 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.

    Click image for larger version

    Error message when you boot 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 in Legacy BIOS Boot Mode.

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by genet; 22 Oct 2015 at 06:43.
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    thank you for responding. problem solved, i can breath again thank's load's genet for the easy to follow screen shot's. kyhi much appreciated thank's guy's
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