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Cannot install Win 8


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#1 durkinjt

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 04:40 PM

I am trying to install my win 8 disk to an older computer I have, wont accept the disk says its gpt type how to I change to mbr?



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 06:14 PM

To convert GPT disk to MBR disk you will need to delete all the partitions on the hard disk drive so make sure to backup your personal data before converting the hard disk to MBR disk. You need to open the Command Prompt at "Install Windows" screen this is where you create partitions, format them and install Windows, now at this screen press Shift + F10 keys together and at open Command Prompt type Diskpart command and press Enter key.  Type List Disk and press Enter key to view list of connected storage drives take a note of your GPT disk assigned number and type Select Disk 0 command replace zero number with disk number assign to GPT disk.  Type Clean and press Enter key. Type CONVERT MBR  and press Enter key to convert hard disk to Master Boot Record (MBR) disk. When finish close the Command Prompt and click Refresh to view unallocated space where you can install Windows 8.


Edited by FreeBooter, 22 October 2016 - 06:16 PM.

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