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Windows 7: Windows Cannot Be Installed To This Disk

21 Dec 2016   #1
boweasel

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Windows Cannot Be Installed To This Disk

Got fed up with Windows 10. I had opened a new topic in the W10 forum, How Do I Access Settings If Windows +I Gives Me An Error - Windows 10 Forums, but that thread has gotten almost no responses that have been helpful. So I backed up everything and slipped in my Windows 7 Home 64 bit disk (downloaded from a link from this forum) and booted, setting the boot option to use the DVD.

It started okay, I deleted the Windows partition, formatted the space, created a new partition, and was greeted with the following:

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 disks.

I found a thread about this: Can't do a fresh install of Windows 7 - 64 Bit (MBR Part Table), but I did not understand the 'solution'.


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21 Dec 2016   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Boot install DVD delete all partitions do not create any let windows create what it needs
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21 Dec 2016   #3
boweasel

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
Boot install DVD delete all partitions do not create any let windows create what it needs
THAT was the problem, my friend! I only deleted the main partition. Removing the other two was the ticket. The install is proceeding nicely.

Thank you. I wonder why the other poster with this problem required 3+ pages of confusion when you handled it in a single sentence? (Unfortunately I have to spread reputation around before I can give any more to you. Thanks for this and for whatever you helped me with in the past).
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22 Dec 2016   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Or you could have just installed in Legacy mode.
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