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I try to install a clean Win 10 Home 64bit from a USB-stick. When I point to the partition where I want to install Windows I get the following error message: ' Cannot install Windows on that disk. The selected disk has GPT-partition mode'.
Can somebody help me?
Do I have to convert that drive to MBR, if so how can I do that?
Thanks
 
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Try downloading Mini Tool Partition Wizard (free edition). It includes a tutorial section which explains partition types.
I used mini tool in a dual boot setup and had to make a partition primary as opposed to logical. Mini tool explains how to do that.
 

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You might have better luck if you use Rufus to construct your installation media to support UEFI / GPT

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http://rufus.akeo.ie/
 
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Thank you very much for the hint jmccleary, I use the Mini Tool Partition Wizard myself, the best paprtition tool I know.
The problem is that I can't use it on my PC because the disk is formatted, so no Windows on it.
Thanks anyway.
 
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Thanks Trouble for the suggestion. I used rufus as you described, but the PC doesn't recognize the usb stick as a boot device anymore. Even changing the boot mode to UEFI (is now legacy) in Bios-setup doesn't work.
Can I reformat or reinitialize the entire disk (=all partitions) with MBR?
 

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Does the disk contain any critical data that needs to be backed up?
 
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Start your computer with the installation media.
When you get to the Choose a language / keyboard layout screen
Hold the shift key and strike the F10 key.
That should produce command prompt window.
What follows will complete erase the drive and all contents / partitions, etc.
So you need to be absolutely sure you select the correct drive. If you have any doubts or concerns then disconnect any other drive from the system except the one you want to deal with.
Now....
In the command prompt window type
DiskPart
hit enter
type
list disk
hit enter
type
select disk 0 (where disk zero is the disk you wish to work with)
when you see disk 0 is the select disk type
clean
hit enter
type
exit
hit enter
type
exit
again hit enter
Proceed with the install.
 
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Good to hear.
Thanks for the follow-up.
Regards
Randy
 

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