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Windows 7: I can not install windows 8 on My Pavilion dv6t-7000..!! :( Plz Help

19 Feb 2013   #1
jamcorner

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
I can not install windows 8 on My Pavilion dv6t-7000..!! :( Plz Help

I have just bought Pavilion dv6t-7000 with windows 7 home premium, and I want to install original windows 8 but i can't..!!

I am Getting error

"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."

I have search and found one link on HP, which says

Temporarily disable the EFI Boot Sources setting in the BIOS:
In Storage , Boot order Disable the EFI Boot Sources .

but in my laptop I didn't get any option like that..!!

Error: "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." HP Pavilion u1596cn Desktop PC | HP® Support

Here are the steps what exactly I have done,

Step 1 - I have update my BIOS and now new version is f.23
step 2- Start install windows 8 with original DVD and Format drive C:
Step 3 - And now when I am trying to select any drive for windows 8 installation it gives above msg that

"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."

So now what can I do..??!! Please Help me..

Thanks a lot,
Jam


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19 Feb 2013   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
or
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
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20 Feb 2013   #3
jamcorner

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi,

I have to creted "GUID Partition Table"..!!??

dual boot will work or not..??

There is no other option..??

Thanks..

Krunal
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20 Feb 2013   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Yes, you can dual boot in UEFI/GPT mode.
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20 Feb 2013   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

If your PC has an EFI BIOS and had Win7 installed in EFI mode then it should already have a GPT format HD and be ready to delete all partitions to reinstall Win8, or shrink Win7 to create a new partition to install Win7.

The fact you are getting an error saying what you have is an MBR formatted HD makes it sound like you either do not have an EFI BIOS or Win7 was installed in Legacy Mode or using the Compatibility Support Module.

What I would do is boot into BIOS setup to see what these settings are exactly.

In addition I would watch this video to understand better UEFI BIOS:



Once you do this study closer the BIOS settings and report back what you find.

Your choices are to install to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums or if you don't want to mess with EFI BIOS yet you can Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7.
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21 Feb 2013   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

You should also make a backup image of 7 if you haven`t already, as you will regret installing Windows 8.

Are you saying it originally came with Windows 8 ?
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23 Feb 2013   #7
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You should also make a backup image of 7 if you haven`t already...
BIG +1 on this!!

Macrium Reflect (MR) provides a FREE version that can be used to image and restore partitions or entire drives.

To do this, download the FREE version from their website and install it in MS Windows.

Then, use the option to create and burn a Linux Boot CD. This will provide you a means of booting and restoring MS Windows later.

Then, use MR to image off the Win7 OS partition (and if there is a boot partition, that as well) to an external drive.

NOW, you have the ability to restore Win7 to its current state, and unlike with the Recovery option, you won't have to reinstall any of your apps.
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