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Windows 7: Cannot reinstall Windows 7 due to Hard DRive issues

23 Sep 2016   #1
Vincent L

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
Cannot reinstall Windows 7 due to Hard DRive issues

Hi all

I have a Samsung EVO SSD & I tried to reinstall Windows 7 but Windows won't allow me to perform the reinstall & gave me this message ..... " Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI system, Windows can only be installed to GPT disk."

I've also include a screen shot of my drive to view.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

Vincent




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23 Sep 2016   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum. If you delete all the partition so it's a blank disk it should work
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23 Sep 2016   #3
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

samuria, I wonder if end-user will have to boot and run a utility that will "make" the HD a GPT, compatable for the EFI computer.
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23 Sep 2016   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Samuria is right. On computer with a UEFI BIOS, if you are using a Win 7 64 bits Installation disk, when you delete all partitions and create new, the new one will be GPT.
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23 Sep 2016   #5
Vincent L

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Hi guys .. thanks for all your replies but I've found a fix to my problems & maybe help someone out there with the same problem. Go to the link below to view the fix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pb6tECZP6WE

It really work & my disk is now back to its working order
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23 Sep 2016   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
That small of a drive did not have to be GPT it just needed the existing J partition deleted so the entire disk was Unallocated.

GPT is only required for drives over 2tb so windows will see the space over 2tb's
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