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Windows 7 Won't Install


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#1 joebeaven

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 01:00 PM

Hi,

 

I'm trying to install Windows 7 Enterprise on my computer, but I'm unable to do so. On the page that lists the partitions, it says: "Windows cannot be installed to disk 0 Patition 1 (Show details)".

 

If I click on "Show details", it says: "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu.

 

I have formatted the hard drive in NTFS format.

 

Here are the components of my computer:

 

CPU: Intel Core i7 i7-4790K CPU (Quad Core 4GHz, Socket H3 LGA-1150) 
Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB WINDFORCE
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case 
Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX
Hard Drive: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black
 
Please can someone suggest how I can stop this from happening and install Windows?
 
Thank you,
Joe


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Posted 30 March 2015 - 01:12 PM

Well...what's the origin of this Win 7 Enterprise?

 

Is it a download?  If so, from where?

 

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 01:43 PM

BC may lock the thread because Enterprise is only installed on Company computers with a Volume License. Is this being done on a company computer?

 

I think the main problem is you are trying to install Windows 7 on a UEFI computer and the HDD is formatted MBR. You need to initialize the disk as GPT and then do the install. When you get to the first install screen press shift+F10 to get a command prompt. At the prompt type the following.

 

Diskpart

list Disk

Select Disk 0      This is if you only have one disk. Substitute the appropriate number for your HDD

clean     this will delete any partitions you have

convert GPT   Initialized the disk as GPT

exit

 

Now try the install. You may need to alter the install disk in order for it to boot UEFI. But, it seems you have successfully booted your Windows 7 install with UEFI enabled.

 

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/186875-uefi-unified-extensible-firmware-interface-install-windows-7-a.html


Edited by JohnC_21, 30 March 2015 - 01:44 PM.


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Posted 31 March 2015 - 09:34 AM

Thanks for the advice. It didn't fix the problem, but it is working now. I'm not sure what I did to fix it, but it's running fine.



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 10:17 AM

Thanks for the update. Did you by chance change a setting in BIOS? It would be enabling Legacy which allows Windows 7 to be installed on an MBR partition. Anyway, I am glad it got it sorted out.






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