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strings8

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Hello All... I got Lenovo G505 as gift from someone which has 2Gb ram, 1Ghz CPU with 64 bit windows 8... I didn't like Windows 8 so wanted to install Win 7 from USB, so i prepared Win7 usb with PowerIso and tried to change bios to boot from usb, there i got puzzled as it was different than normal bios so i searched and changed UEFI into Legacy Mode which made laptop boot from usb so i formatted hard drive in the set up as i was pretty confident the process would go smoothly but it said,"Windows can not be installed on this disk, The selected disk is of GPT Partition Style"... Searched brought me here where i started following RUFUS tutorial to make usb but as i clicked START after doing in initial steps, it game me following error...
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Pardon me if my question is lengthy but i can't proceed without help now as my head is spinning.. Thanks :)
 

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changed UEFI into Legacy Mode which made laptop boot from usb so i formatted hard drive in the set up as i was pretty confident the process would go smoothly but it said,"Windows can not be installed on this disk, The selected disk is of GPT Partition Style"...

When downgrading the UEFI/BIOS firmware to Legacy, you most delete all partitions on the HDD to install Windows.
 

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"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT Partition Style"

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.

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style.png

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.

Windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table.png
 
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Thanks guys for your valuable input.... I removed all the partitions and installed Windows 7 32 bit on my Lenovo G505... Btw i did it to make this machine run a bit faster as previously it was on 64 bit windows 8, so was it a right move?? Thanks Again!! :thumb:
 

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