Windows 10: cannot install to either GPT or MBR

Discus and support cannot install to either GPT or MBR in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have a weird problem I made an ISO from a 10532 upgrade to install it on to another pc and here is what happens. Windows cannot be installed to this... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by qldaussie, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. qldaussie Win User

    cannot install to either GPT or MBR


    I have a weird problem
    I made an ISO from a 10532 upgrade to install it on to another pc and here is what happens. Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style. OK, so I change my disk to MBR and get the same problem only this time it tells me the selected disk is of the MBR style. Either way it won't install
    What do I do now????*Drink1 ?

    :)
     
    qldaussie, Sep 5, 2015
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  2. how to make gpt disk

    You cannot make room for a GPT disk.

    The entire hard drive would either be of MBR type or GPT Type.

    I guess you are having the HD of GPT type partition while you are booting from MBR type USB drive.

    Make the installation media again and select GPT partition scheme for UEFI in Rufus.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2376-create...
     
    Sumit Dhiman2, Sep 5, 2015
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  3. qinada Win User
    Windows Installation

    On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks. If you use MBR disk, you will receive this error message: Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. You can convert MBR to GPT and try it again.
     
    qinada, Sep 5, 2015
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    cannot install to either GPT or MBR

    Brink, Sep 5, 2015
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  5. qldaussie Win User
    Thanks for fast reply. I like to install it as a dual boot on my machine
     
    qldaussie, Sep 5, 2015
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  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, Sep 5, 2015
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  7. qldaussie Win User
    cannot install to either GPT or MBR [​IMG]
    took me a wile to figure it out
     
    qldaussie, Sep 5, 2015
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  8. qldaussie Win User

    cannot install to either GPT or MBR

    Did I do something wrong?
     
    qldaussie, Sep 5, 2015
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  9. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Which drive letter are your trying to install build 10532 on?

    From what I see you should be able to install it using Legacy BIOS on D or G. You won't be able to use UEFI installation media.

    I can't see the size of F, but if that's 102 MB, then it won't be large enough.
     
    Brink, Sep 5, 2015
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  10. qldaussie Win User
    Yes it is "G" I want to install on. I even tried "C". My new laptop is original UEFI system but I changed the drive to MBR. So I boot from the DVD and it says my disk is GPT style. Whatever I change it to it will tell me the opposite. I am lost, truly
     
    qldaussie, Sep 5, 2015
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  11. Brink
    Brink New Member
    How does it go if you delete G to leave it as "unallocated" space, then try to install Windows 10 on it using Legacy BIOS (not UEFI)?
     
    Brink, Sep 5, 2015
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  12. qldaussie Win User
    I will delete G and give that a go now
     
    qldaussie, Sep 5, 2015
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  13. qldaussie Win User

    cannot install to either GPT or MBR

    Deleted G to unallocated and tried to install 10532 to it and got Windows can't be installed on this drive. That is on Basic MBR
    Will now change to GPT and try again......will report soon
     
    qldaussie, Sep 5, 2015
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  14. qldaussie Win User
    Thanks Brink...Did what you said and all hell broke loose. Got a bit late last night here in Aussie Land so I had to stop
    So changed the disk to GPT and on trying to install windows got: cannot be installed to this disk, The selected disk is of the GPT partition style. ????. MBR rejected and GPT rejected. I think I have tested you patience enough and may have to give up on this. Should I reformat the lot and start fresh?
     
    qldaussie, Sep 5, 2015
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  15. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Personally, I would format and start over. I think it will end up being faster for you.
     
    Brink, Sep 6, 2015
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