One of my friend was trying to install Windows 7 on his home PC but every time, he got the below mentioned error message on screen ‘Where do you want to Install Windows 7, Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style ‘
After trying recurring failed attempts and searching over Internet, he couldn’t find any solution that works for him. Though, I have managed to came across the simple solution that hardly takes two to three steps and basic knowledge about partition formatting.
So, If the same thing happens in your case, just calm down and follow the steps described below.
Let me first tell you ‘what actually happens when you reinstall Windows on any PC’. New versions of Windows OS use the latest partitioning scheme called GPT (GUID Partition Table, defined by Unified Extensible Firmware Interface ‘UEFI’) instead of old Master Boot Record’s own partitioning scheme to have unlimited partition table which can be grown in size, have self healing capability. It also make use of backup partition for better data redundancy and integrity. Only 64-bit of Windows 8, Windows 7 or Vista supports booting or installing from GPT but crashes with 32-bit of windows as well as couldn’t allow users to format & install OS on the desired partition.
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