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

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  1. Marci Mar Humano

    What if I have a previous windows version that I want to keep.

  2. Rajesh Datta

    Thanx a lot for taking time & writing this article.. Worked for me.. I was in trouble & got scared. One thing for readers.. U may need multiple cpu or another smps (for power purpose) to work on ur 2nd new hdd if it is not bootable & formatable.

  3. Chan

    Hi I would like to know how to remove windows 8 off my laptop with a disk


    Thanks. it was a lot helpful

  5. AriaIRI110

    I’m really in big trouble and wanna knows that
    how can to keep GPT disks forever but urgently please ?!


  6. DJ Coderson

    Instead of doing all this “convert disk partition style” crap. Just try to do this quick fix, it worked for me:
    Re-make your bootable USB in rufus with the option- GPT partition with UEFI- instead of MBR style.
    Then when you re-boot your system, the boot from USB option will appear in the UEFI mode

  7. Dhawal Arora

    You’re a GOD. Thanks for this.

  8. Vishy Anand

    He made this article researched and studied it a whole day. Then this kind of comment shows up. LOL thanks man.

  9. CB

    worked like a charm, thank god i kept searching for an answer.

  10. Hari

    I am trying to install windows os in my new laptop. but laptop having already preinstalled ubuntu 16.0 Linux oS.
    whenever I try to install windows in my laptop it shows above error . Give me help.

  11. Adam Dudley

    fingers crossed…

  12. Alvin Untalan

    Thank you so much! 🙂 I was able to install Windows after doing this.

  13. Saurabh Rawat

    Brother can you please tell more,how to make usb in RUFUS with option GPT with UEFI?

  14. Harshal Sarode

    can we format only c: drive with this partition manager tool,by converting GPT to MBR

  15. Sunetra Dhere

    Thanks! It helped!!!

  16. Anupam Chauhan

    Thanks a lot buddy…it helps alot.?

  17. Toni

    This tricks works well and recover me for hiccup. Although I lost my system recovery partition.

  18. ersi

    thank you so much ! you saved me just before i gave up !

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