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    Default "Windows cannot be installed on this Disk, The selected disk has an MBR partition table."

    Hello,

    Please help! I am having a problem installing Windows 8 release preview. After choosing the partition I wish to install Windows 8 on I get the following error;

    "Windows cannot be installed on this Disk, The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systyems,windows can only be installed to GPT disks."

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    Default Re: "Windows cannot be installed on this Disk, The selected disk has an MBR partition tabl

    See if one of the articles shown in this Google search will help. Most newer PC's now have a different system. Rather than Bios they use the new EFI standard. You might have to go into what used to be the Bios, it's now the EFI and change from SATA to GPT. I do not have this so I can not give an exact way of doing this.

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    Default Re: "Windows cannot be installed on this Disk, The selected disk has an MBR partition tabl

    How did you install? Did you burn the ISO to dvd? You need to do a clean install.

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    Default Re: "Windows cannot be installed on this Disk, The selected disk has an MBR partition tabl

    I've installed Win-8 on a DOS formatted HDD. I just used the 'Option' in the setup to re-format the drive.
    That will Format the drive to what it needs.
    That's all you need to do.

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    Default Re: "Windows cannot be installed on this Disk, The selected disk has an MBR partition tabl

    Some very interesting reading in the link that Ted provided.

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