Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style

operating systemswindows 10windows-10-upgrade

I am trying to install Windows 10 in my laptop. I am not allowed to install on any of drive. It keep through error of "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style"

I have read many blogs and solution but all suggest to clean the disk buy command. This way I will lost data of all other partitions as well.

I just want to install in single partition. Can any body please suggest me how to get solve this without losing data of other partition?

Best Answer

Cleanly installing windows (any version 7 and up) on a GPT partitioned drive requires a UEFI motherboard setup to boot via UEFI, and a UEFI Windows boot CD or USB flash drive. When the install disk boots via UEFI then you will be able to install windows on a GPT disk. Otherwise, it will fail because, GPT disks require UEFI to boot off of them as traditional bios only supports booting to MBR partitioned disks.

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