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Format GPT Disk for Windows 10 Installing

Updated on Dec 05, 2018 by Tracy King to Partition Master

Summary:
When installing Windows 10 on GPT partition, you may receive an error message "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style...". Professional EaseUS partition software can help you convert GPT disk for Windows 10 installation. Follow to prepare your GPT disk ready for installing Windows 10 in easy steps.

Cannot install Windows 10 on GPT disk

"I want to install Windows 10 on my computer which is currently running Windows 7. And I did it last Sunday but failed because of 'The selected disk is of the GPT partition style' problem.

When I tried to install Windows 10 on a separate partition, and after going through "install now" and then selecting custom it doesn't show next button when in select the drive I want to install on, clicking more details says "Windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style." Is there any way to fix this problem and  install Windows 10 on GPT  partition?" 

Best way to install Windows 10 on GPT  partition - convert GPT to MBR

People who tried to install Windows 10 on a GPT disk would encounter such a situation, but don't worry! You can change convert GPT to MBR to fix this problem. It is the best solution for "The selected disk is of the GPT partition style" problem. This page will introduce you how to do it without data loss. 

Actually, there are two ways to convert GPT disk to MBR with DiskPart and EaseUS partition software.

Both of the two ways can help you convert GPT disk to MBR disk and make Windows 10 install on GPT partition easy and possible. But which one is the best choice?

Here we prefer the latter one. Why? Even DiskPart is free and does help you change GPT disk to MBR disk, it will also sacrifice all your data. So you have to manually back up anything you want to keep before formatting the GPT disk. It is a little bit troublesome.

If you use EaseUS partition software, you can easily avoid this issue and directly convert GPT disk to MBR disk without data loss.

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Steps to convert GPT disk to MBR for Windows 10 installing without losing data

 

Step 1: Install and open EaseUS Partition Master on your Windows computer. 

open EaseUS Partition Master

Step 2: Right-click the GPT disk that you want to convert and select "Convert to MBR". Then, you will add a pending operation.

convert GPT to MBR

Step 3: Click the "Execute Operation" button at the top-left corner. Next, click "Apply" and begin to convert GPT disk to MBR. All data is safe with EaseUS partition manager software. 

convert GPT to MBR

After finishing all these steps, you can successfully change GPT disk to MBR and install Windows 10 system on your computer in the normal way.