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Fixes for Windows Failed to Install on GPT with 'Selected Disk Is of GPT Partition Style' Error Message

2016-12-16 15:56:49 Posted by Tracy King to Partition Manager

Summary:
Windows failed to install on GPT partition with “The selected disk is of GPT partition style” error message? Relax! Effective fixes and solutions are available here to help you fix "selected disk is of GPT partition style" and get Windows to install on GPT with ease now.

Help! Cannot install Windows on GPT with error message.

"Help! I cannot install Windows 10 on GPT and it warned me with ‘The selected disk is of GPT Partition style” error message. I tried several times but still cannot get wanted result. Any suggestions to fix this error?"

"I was trying to create a dual boot on my computer with both Windows 10 and Windows 8. The disk boots find but I cannot select partition (Disk 0 part 5) with an error message ‘The selected disk is of GPT partition style’. What should I do to fix this problem and wanted system to be installed on my GPT disk?"

"The selected disk is of GPT partition style" indeed has caused quite a lot problems for users who tried to install Windows. So how to solve Windows failed to install on GPT disk with this error message? Effective fixes and solutions are available here to help now.

Tip: In order to avoid unexpected data loss or system error while fixing "the selected disk is of GPT partition style" with Windows fail to install issue, please backup important data and your present system in advance. Windows backup recovery software - EaseUS Todo Backup will help you do this work for free within 3 simple steps in 30 days.

Method 1. Enable UEFI boot option in BIOS to fix "selected disk is of GPT partition style" error

This method can only work when your boot disk support UEFI boot mode and you can check out whether your disk support UEFI boot or not in the BIOS spec.

  • Reboot PC and enter BIOS;
  • Enable UEFI boot > Save settings and exit BIOS;
  • Continue to install Windows. 

Please notice that GPT only support 64bit editions of Windows system on UEFI based systems. Therefore, please be sure to download and install the right version of system in your PC.

If this method doesn’t solve your problem, please follow Method 2 to get Windows failed to install on GPT error solved.

Method 2. Convert GPT disk to MBR disk to fix Windows failed to install on GPT with 'selected disk is of GPT partition style' error

The other way to fix Windows failed to install on GPT error is to convert GPT to MBR. Then “the selected disk is of GPT partition style” error will be fixed.
You have two access to convert GPT to MBR: convert GPT to MBR with partition manager software or change GPT to MBR by CMD order.

Access 1. Convert GPT to MBR with partition manager software

If you are not quite familiar with partition table converting process, we’d like to recommend you try EaseUS Partition Master which supports you to convert GPT to MBR within 3 steps:

1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master.

2. Select the GPT disk that you want to convert to MBR disk. And then click "Convert GPT to MBR".

Convert GPT to MBR to fix Windows fail to install on GPT error.

3. Choose "Apply", you will see that the GPT disk has been converted to MBR disk.
All data is safe with EaseUS partition manager software.

Fix Windows failed to install on GPT error by converting GPT to MBR.

Then you can continue to install new Windows system in your PC without losing any data.

Access 2. Change GPT to MBR by CMD

  • Open Command Prompt and input diskpart > Hit Enter;
  • Type: list disk and hit Enter;
  • Type: select disk 0 (0 is the gpt disk) and hit Enter;
  • Type: clean and hit Enter;
  • Type: convert mbr and hit Enter;
  • Type: create partition primary size = *** to create size of primary partition and hit Enter;
  • Type: format fs = ntfs quick and hit Enter to format disk to NTFS;
  • Type: exit and hit Enter to finish the operation;
  • Type: exit to close CMD.

After this, you may now continue installing Windows on your PC without any obstacles. 
Note: This method will fully erase all your data on GPT disk and please do create backups in advance if you have important data stored on the disk.