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The selected disk is of GPT partition style

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  • I tried to install windows server 2008 r2 on my partition. When I select the partion, i got the error message "Windows can not be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style"

    Can anyone assist?


    ss

    Saturday, January 05, 2013 2:15 AM

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  • Maybe this one helps.

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproinstall/thread/05798532-d8c0-4f9e-b12f-58d3a0ee4c07/

     

     

     


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    Saturday, January 05, 2013 2:56 AM
  • If there is any progress please just let us know.


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    Monday, January 07, 2013 8:28 AM
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  • Solution does not work. I treid with DVD image of ISO file and it did not work. I wanted try Flash drive also. I  I tried to copy the same .ISO file onto my Flash drive and rebooted my laptop. Then I hit F12 key (dell laptop) to get my boot manager. I can't see the Flash drive to select. Am I missing anything?


    ss

    Tuesday, January 08, 2013 4:38 PM
  • You might also try deleting / creating partition with XP install disk.

     

     

     


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    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

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    Wednesday, January 09, 2013 1:21 AM
  • I partitioned the disk using windows 8 install disk. 

    ss

    Saturday, January 12, 2013 5:19 PM
  • Hello,

    Does the disk have any data on it?

    Open a command prompt and run diskpart

    select disk 0

    detail disk

    What is the output from that command?

    you can run convert MBR while in diskpart to convert a disk from GPT to MBR.

    This will remove any data that is on the disk ( all volumes will be gone, the disk will be empty if you convert it)


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    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 3:28 AM
  • Windows 8 has already been there. If I run Convert MBR, it will remove my windows 8 o/s, which I don't want to do. Is there any better way?
    Thanks,

    Sridhar subramanian


    ss

    Friday, January 25, 2013 7:08 PM
  • Didn't know you wanted dual boot. This one might help.

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithcombs/archive/2013/01/13/windows-7-and-windows-8-dual-boot-from-vhd.aspx

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Saturday, January 26, 2013 1:21 AM
  • Click on the drive and the select "format drive". Now you should be able to "delete" the partition. Then click "new". This worked for me!
    Wednesday, March 06, 2013 11:28 PM
  • You may need to verify the DVD is booted via UEFI mode. I have not used this model system you have, but some will have a separate UEFI option for bootable devices in the boot menu.
    Monday, March 11, 2013 7:26 PM
  • Sunday, July 14, 2013 8:52 AM
  • Simple fix after looking thru all the lame suggestions I've seen,,,

    http://youtu.be/QbRGFiigB5c

    Sunday, August 18, 2013 12:07 AM