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Windows 7: Problem converting GPT parition to MBR on Windows 7 Setup


18 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Problem converting GPT parition to MBR on Windows 7 Setup

Hello everybody,
Today I wanted to reformat my computer with Windows 7 because he was very slow. So I took an official Windows 7 DVD Rom and I started my installation. When I was in the window "Where do you want to install Windows ?" I choosed my partition with 441 GB and I pressed on "reformat" and I had the error "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style".

So I searched on the Internet, and I went to a topic on your website (Convert GPT Disk to MBR Disk) and I did all the steps. The problem is that when I do the command "convert mbr" it says me "The specified disk is not convertible. CD-ROM and DVD are examples of non convertible disks".
Maybe I have this error because I don't removed the volume "System" and "Recovery" but I don't think it's a good idea to remove them.
I let some screenshots:





Thank you if you can reply and sorry for my bad english,

Rémi.

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18 Nov 2012   #2

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

I would go will GPT.
You need to use a GPT setup.
You need to do a clean install,
As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI BIOS.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI BIOS:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

Make the OS HD DRive first in Drive Options

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To boot your DVD, use boot menu

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press enter on the UEFI DVD drive

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18 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Doesn't work ...
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18 Nov 2012   #4

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Are booting from the UEFI DVD Drive ?
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18 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Oh yes it worked ! :d
thank you so much !
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18 Nov 2012   #6

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You are welcome.
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