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Windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only......

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July 4, 2013 4:10:30 PM

Windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only installed on GPT disks.

I built my computer with parts I ordered and things were ok except that I kept getting BSOD's with System Service Exceptions. I did a lot of trouble shooting and reinstalling and updating of drivers and such but nothing helped. I decided it would be best to completely reinstall windows so I put in my install disk and formatted Disk 0 Partition 2, deleted it, and turned it into unallocated space. Now it says I am unable to install windows on this disk. Did I screw up? Help me please.
July 4, 2013 5:42:20 PM

Delete ALL of your partitions, then create a new one. You should be able to install windows onto this partition. I had the same problem installing windows 7.

Hope this helps! :D 
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July 31, 2013 5:15:01 PM

Munchbot said:
Delete ALL of your partitions, then create a new one. You should be able to install windows onto this partition. I had the same problem installing windows 7.

Hope this helps! :D 


Big Help. When you only do this 1x every 2 or 3 years these seeming dead ends can be v. frustrating
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July 31, 2013 5:17:00 PM

Great help. When you only do this (install OS) once or twice every couple of years these apparent 'dead ends' can ruin a good day. Your explanation is succinct and correct...and after reading it I remember I had the same problem last time I tried reinstalling and it took a long time to find an answer. I found this in 1 try.
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September 2, 2013 10:24:45 AM

I had the same problem and i changed dvd boot order to non efi dvd (i have z87k asus mb)
Now works without deleting partitions
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November 20, 2013 11:40:27 AM

after all dumb and idiotic answers ...i found the correct answer
http://www.pcandtablet.com/windows-8-errors-and-crashes...
.....here is the great solution fellas.....this solution wont kill all of ur data (and urself)...only the partition will change with gparted to ntfs and u can install windows without losing data in other partitions
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December 4, 2013 9:48:21 AM

Guys how do I delete all my partitions?
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December 10, 2013 11:05:26 AM

Munchbot said:
Delete ALL of your partitions, then create a new one. You should be able to install windows onto this partition. I had the same problem installing windows 7.

Hope this helps! :D 


Thanks for this, I still had the SYSTEM Partition remaining, forgot that it would be the OLD SYSTEM :( 
Deleted, voila up and installing.

Sometimes the obvious answer just evades us :p 
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January 10, 2014 12:57:24 AM

I got the solution ...

Solution
The resolution to this issue depends on the the hard disk volume size:

Follow these steps if the hard disk volume size is less than 2.19 TB:
Temporarily disable the EFI Boot Sources setting in the BIOS:
Restart the computer, and then press F10 to enter the BIOS.
Navigate to Storage > Boot Order , and then disable the EFI Boot Sources .
Select File > Save Changes > Exit .
Install the Windows operating system.
Enable the EFI Boot Sources setting in the BIOS:
Restart the computer, and then press F10 to enter the BIOS.
Navigate to Storage > Boot Order , and then enable the EFI Boot Sources .
Select File > Save Changes > Exit .

Thanking you,

Ankit Moradiya ---- www.facebook.com/avmoradiya
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February 13, 2014 7:57:05 AM

Ionut Lucian Achiricioaei said:
I had the same problem and i changed dvd boot order to non efi dvd (i have z87k asus mb)
Now works without deleting partitions


Helped me. THX

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April 27, 2014 10:00:58 AM

The Easy Solution without leaving the install program.

There is an option button when you get this message that just says "delete". Click this button and the MBR partition will be deleted. After this the "New" button will turn black. Click on this and the installation program will create a GPT partition where the MBR was and you can now format that partition using the "format" button. After this you can now click "Next" and proceed normally with the rest of the install.
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