Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Convert GPD to NTFS for windows install


19 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 home
 
 
Convert GPD to NTFS for windows install

Hey guys, been doing alot of research on this issue and I even remember sorting it once a while ago. Now I have the same issue again.

300GB Sata drive, which used to be in a PC running Windows 7.
I have tried booting to DOS and running disk part
select disk 0 (after confirming this was disk 0)
clean
convert mbr

But this gave me no luck, I still get "windows cannot be installed to this disk"

I am installing off a USB drive, I have used this USB drive to install 2 copies of windows 8 just prior to attempting to install windows 7.

Quick question, could it be that the USB drive itself needs to be converted to NTFS after being used to copy two copies of windows 8. I would have thought this was done when the format and re copy of windows 7 was done (using WinToFlash)

I have also tried running GParted and formatting and creating a new partition with NTFS with no luck.

Now im stuck

any help much appreciated, trying to set up a media server in the lounge for the flatmates!

Cheers

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

19 Apr 2014   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Boot the USB in Legacy mode, you may need reset UEFI/BIOS firmware to Legacy.

Convert GPD to NTFS for windows install-windows-8-downgrade-006-sb-posting.png


My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Convert GPD to NTFS for windows install




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Convert GPD to NTFS for windows install
Thread Forum
Convert FAT or FAT32 Volume to NTFS Tutorials
Can't convert FAT32 to NTFS Hardware & Devices
help:: how can i convert kingston flash 8gp from rwa to ntfs Hardware & Devices
convert FAT32 to NTFS in XP Chillout Room
convert to ntfs from fat32 Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:55 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33