Simple Fix : Windows Cannot be Installed to This Disk

When you’re reinstalling by using a flash drive: Windows 10, 8.1, or 8 from Windows 7, sometimes there are some computer or laptop will have problems like the following text:

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.

There are many ways to fix it, like this :

manual gpt mbr

Or open the diskpart tool

Turn off PC -> Put USB key -> Boot in UEFI Mode -> From inside Windows setup, press shift + f10 (open command prompt)

Open diskpart tool


identify disk

list disk

Select drive and format

select disk <disk number>
convert gpt

Close -> Continue setup installation

If both the above is not successful,¬†hmmm…

Actually there is the most practical way.

Back to the bios. Well, when at the end of the boot priority or ‘save change and exit’ (every pc or notebook computers is different) and there is the “boot override” with a choice of USB or external hdd (windows installer)

usb disk

Troubleshooting – Simple Fix : Windows Cannot be Installed to This Disk

By default, a removable disk will install UEFI (efi system), just select the top of its little that is not a statement. Mission Completed! No need complicated again.

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