Windows 7 installation

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webkings - Oct 27, 2015 at 11:16 PM
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- Oct 28, 2015 at 12:33 AM
Hello,

please I need help..my HP computer has been given me headache, trying to install windows 7 on it. it works to a point and prompt "WINDOWS WILL NOT INSTALL ON DISC TYPE GPT PARTITION STLYE. what should i do enable installation. and I really appreciate you guys effort you are all doing lots of works, so I will appreciate and be grateful for your rescue.


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Oct 28, 2015 at 12:33 AM
Hello,

In order to boot Windows from GPT, our motherboard should support UEFI (EFI-boot & BIOS-boot), otherwise we should use MBR to boot from.

Convert GPT to MBR with Diskpart

The specific steps are following below:

Enter system installing interface by using Win 7 disc or USB hard drive boot. and then press "Shift"+"F10" to open the command prompt.

Input "Diskpart" (do not input quotation mark, the following as well), and then press "Enter"to enter operating interface.

Input "list disk": to check hard disk properties. Pay more attention to capacity of hard disk to select. Usually, disk 0 is hard disk, and disk 1 is the usb dirve where wins 7 install.

Input "select disk 0": to select disk 0 as the disk that is operating.

Input "clean": to clean up current hard disk's partition.

Input "convert mbr": to convert GPT into MBR.

Input "create partition primary size = xxx": to create the size of primary partition.

Input "format fs = ntfs quickly": to format disk to NTFS quickly.

Input "exit": to finish operating.

Input "exit": to shut down the command prompt.

After finishing operating, shut down the command prompt and install windows system on computer in normal way. The steps seems be concise, but the greatest shortage is that all data and files will be clean up. If you don't have backup files in GPT disk, you will lose all your data.



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