Fixed: The Selected Disk Is Of The Gpt Partition Style


Receive sầu an error that Windows cannot be installed lớn this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style? This post will explain how to lớn fix it without data loss.

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What caused "Windows cannot be installed to this disk (GPT)"?

When performing Windows installation or upgrade on a PC of Dell, HP, Lenovo, you may receive a message that Windows cannot be installed lớn this disk. Actually, this problem is caused by mismatched partition style & boot mode.

As we all know, MBR and GPT are two different partition styles. The partition style is used to lớn store the data on the hard disk, which means that our Windows system is stored on MBR or GPT. But different partition styles need khổng lồ be booted by different boot modes, MBR needs to be booted by BIOS, và GPT needs to lớn be booted by UEFI. If the boot mode of the PC is BIOS, your system disk must be an MBR disk. If your boot mode is UEFI, then the system disk needs to be a GPT disk.

Obviously, if you receive sầu an error "Windows cannot be installed khổng lồ this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style", then your boot mode is BIOS. Hence, khổng lồ solve this issue, you need lớn convert the GPT disk khổng lồ MBR.

✍ Note: If you want to know more details about MBR and GPT partition styles, go khổng lồ this page: What"s the Difference Between GPT Disk and MBR Disk?

How vì I fix the selected disk is of the GPT partition style?

To change GPT disk to MBR disk, you can use your installation CD lớn run Comm& Prompt. Then format the disk & convert its tệp tin system. But you will thua all data on the disk, and the Commvà Prompt is designed for PC experts, it is complicated for most users.

So more people prefer its alternative disk manager called AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. It is a user-friendly software that allows you to switch GPT to MBR partition style (as well as MBR to lớn GPT) without data loss. With its intuitive sầu interface, you can easily finish the operation by its instructions.

In addition, if there is no OS on your PC, this software can help you create bootable truyền thông khổng lồ boot up your PC. Then, you can download the thử nghiệm version và follow the steps to lớn see how it works. And if your PC has a system installed, you can skip stepping 1 directly.

│Step 1. Build a bootable media

✍ Preparations:

Another PC with AOMEI Partition Assistant installed

A USB flash drive or CD.

1. Install và open AOMEI Partition Assistant on another PC, cliông xã “Make Bootable CD Wizard” on the main interface. And click “Next” to confirm the operation.


2. Choose “USB Boot Device”, & select your USB pen drive sầu. Or tiông chồng "Burn khổng lồ CD/DVD" if you are using a CD/DVD And cliông chồng “Proceed”.


3. And it will note lớn you that the pen drive sầu will be formatted, và you will thua all the data on it. Ensure you bachồng up everything you need, & cliông chồng “Yes”.


4. The progress will take a few minutes. When it is complete, & cliông xã “Finish”.


Then you can boot your computer which Windows installation filed on and convert the disk to MBR.

│Step 2. Convert GPT disk to MBR partition style in Windows PE

1. Insert the bootable USB drive/CD inkhổng lồ your computer, & enter BIOS lớn set it as a boot device.

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nguồn on the PC, và tap the BIOS key to lớn enter the BIOS setup.

Under the Boot tab, use the arrow keys lớn choose “Change boot order”.

Save the change & start your PC.


✍ Note:● The key enter to BIOS depends on your PC manufacturer. As far as know, HPhường computers" BIOS key is F10, Dell BIOS key is F2, & Lenovo is F1 or F2.● If your computer can boot up properly, you can be spared from creating a bootable USB và changing the boot order, just directly install AOMEI Partition Assistant & refer lớn the following content.

2. When your PC boot from the USB, you will see the AOMEI Partition Assistant main interface. Right-click on the system disk, and choose “Convert to lớn MBR”.


3. Confirm the operation, and clichồng “OK”.


4. Then go baông xã khổng lồ the main interface, và clichồng “Apply” khổng lồ commit the conversion.


When the conversion is finished, unplug the USB, & try khổng lồ install Windows 10, 8, 7. And the “Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style” error won’t happen again.

Besides, this software also provides other features lớn help you to manage your disk. For example, you can align SSD partition lớn improve sầu system performance if you are using an SSD, và convert dynamic disk khổng lồ basic, migrate OS from MBR disk to GPT or from GPT disk to lớn MBR, and so on.

Further reading: Window cannot be installed to lớn this disk (MBR)

In addition, if you receive sầu the message “Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks.” According khổng lồ the above, correspondingly, you can change MBR lớn GPT partition to lớn match the UEFI boot mode to lớn solve it.

And AOMEI Partition Assistant also supports this operation. And the steps are very similar-creating bootable media and convert MBR to GPT.



With AOMEI Partition Assistant, you can easily fix “Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style" without data loss. If you receive "The selected disk is of the MBR partition style", you will choose "convert GPT disk".

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It can easily & safely finish the conversion between MBR and GPT in Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, XP khổng lồ solve sầu the problem, và if your computer running with a Server system, you can turn lớn the AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition.