Fix windows cannot be installed to this disk

In this guide you can find effective sầu solutions to lớn fix "The selected disk is of the GPT partition style" error with the help of không tính phí disk partition manager If you are troubled by same problem in Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP.., you can finish reading the instruction và fix it easily.

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Overview on "The selected disk is of the GPT partition style"

When you attempt to install Windows 10/8/7 on your computer and the Windows Set up might reposts "Windows cannot be installed lớn this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style." This is one of the common errors occur during Windows installation, and another similar error message is "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table." For general users, it is not that easy khổng lồ get clear on what PGT partition style is và what MBR means.


What is GPT partition style?

GPT and MBR are two types of hard disk partition schemes. MBR stands for Master Boot Record và GPT stands for GUID Partition Table.

MBR is the traditional partition structure to lớn manage disk partitions, và it is widely used by a majority of users due khổng lồ its compatibility with most systems. MBR contains partition table, which is located at the very first bloông chồng of a hard disk. Partition table stores partition information on the disk, such as partition number, starting location, partition kích thước, etc. Besides, MBR includes a small part of executable codes which serves OS boot up procedure. On a MBR disk you can create 4 primary partitions at most. If you want to create more partitions, you can phối one of the primary partitions as extended partition where you can create multiple logical partitions. The maximum kích cỡ of each partition on MBR disk cannot exceed 2TB.

GPT partition style is newer standard for disk partitioning, which defines partition structure by GUID (Globally Unique Identifiers). GPT is part of UEFI standard, which means UEFI-based system should be installed on GPT disk. GPT allows users lớn created unlimited partitions & does not have limitation on partition kích cỡ. What"s more, the cyclic redundancy kiểm tra values are included in GPT so that it is able to lớn check the data integrity và verify the integrity of GPT header. For example, in the case of corruption, GPT can notice the problem và try khổng lồ restore data from other location.

For more information about MBR partition style & GPT partition style, please refer khổng lồ "MBR VS GPT, which one is better for your computer?"

Causes of "The selected disk is of the GPT partition style"

Being different from "The selected disk has an MBR partition table", the error message "Windows cannot be installed lớn this disk. The selected disk is not of the GPT partition style" means the computer is mix up khổng lồ boot in legacy BIOS mode, but the hard drive sầu where you attempt lớn install Windows is partitioned as GPT style. Some old motherboards supports Legacy BIOS instead of Legacy + UEFI / CSM Boot. In Legacy BIOS, you can install operating system on a MBR disk only, as the legacy BIOS does not tư vấn modern GPT partition style. When the Windows version you want khổng lồ install supports GPT, but the BIOS does not, the problem comes up during Windows Setup. Thus, the solution khổng lồ this error is converting GPT disk lớn MBR.

How to lớn fix "The selected disk is of the GPT partition style"?

Please note that the first solutions wipes the hard drive before converting GPT to MBR, thus you should backup in advance. If you vày not want to bởi that, you can try the second solution which converts GPT to MBR without data loss.

Solution 1: Wipe hard drive sầu & convert to MBR using Diskpart

Step 1Press keys Shift + F10 when you see the "The selected disk is of the GPT partition style" error during system installation, which opens Comm& Prompt. If that does not work, please go back to the first screen of the installation & press Shift + F10.

Step 2Type diskpart in the command prompt and press Enter.

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Step 4Type select disk # and press Enter. Replace # with the disk number representing the hard disk which is of GPT partition style.

Step 5Type clean và press Enter. This command deleted all partitions & data from the selected disk.

Step 6Type convert mbr and press Enter. This commvà convert disk lớn MBR format. You can exit Commvà Prompt when you see "DiskPart successfully converted selected disk to lớn MBR format".


Solution 2: Convert GPT disk lớn MBR without data loss

This method used third-buổi tiệc ngọt partition management software – Eassos lớn convert GPT lớn MBR. This tool lets you convert disk between GPT & MBR without losing data and the process is quite easy.

Step 1Download, install & launch

Step 2Select the disk you want lớn convert, clichồng menu Disk & choose Convert to lớn MBR Partition Table.



Step 4Cliông chồng Save All from toolbar lớn save changes khổng lồ partition table.

Step 5Try installing Windows again to kiểm tra if the error is fixed.

After the scanning, you can check all recoverable files from the scanning results. Go to preview some specific file types lượt thích JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG, MP4, DOC. etc. Select the recovered files you want to recover and clichồng "Copy to" button to lớn get your data baông chồng.

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In this pose, we discussed symptom, causes và solutions of error "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style." which occurs during Windows installation. We hope this instruction is useful to lớn you. If you have sầu other solutions or any questions on this issue, please feel không tính tiền to lớn giới thiệu or liên hệ our tư vấn team.

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