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Fix The Selected Disk is of the GPT Partition Style in Windows 10/8/7

Posted on Jan 08, 2018 by Daisy to Partition Master

Summary:
Here you can find reasons and full solutions to fix "Windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style". Try these methods when you failing to install Windows 10/8/7 or other versions due to this error.

The reports of "The Selected Disk is of the GPT Partition Style" error message, one of the reasons that might be responsible for Windows cannot be installed to this disk error while installing Windows 10/8/7 comes out online now and then. Recently, it seems to be becoming increasingly severe in Windows 10 as there are more and more users are asking how to install Windows 10 on GPT partition. Here we will analyze the reasons for "The Selected Disk is of the GPT Partition Style" error and offers two efficient ways to fix the issue.

Reasons for "The Selected Disk is of the GPT Partition Style" error

MBR and GPT are two formats of the hard disk. And in order to boot Windows from GPT, you should do two things. First, make sure your PC is booted in UEFI mode. And second, make sure that the motherboard of the device supports UEFI, otherwise, it is better to use MBR to boot from. So, when you get "The Selected Disk is of the GPT Partition Style" error in Windows 10/8/7 or other previous Windows versions, please first check if your PC is booted in UEFI mode. If no, please do it, here are the steps:

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

And if yes, it might suggest that your hard drive is not configured for UEFI mode. Here you have two choices to fix the issue. 

Option 1. Reboot the PC and change BIOS mode from UEFI to Legacy. This option lets you keep the existing GPT partition style. 

Option 2. Convert GPT to MBR so as to be able to use the PC's firmware features.

How to fix "The Selected Disk is the GPT Partition Style" error

How to change BIOS mode from UEFI to Legacy

1.Completely shut down your computer.
2.Power on the system. As soon as the first logo screen appears, immediately press F2 to enter the BIOS.
3.Use the right arrow key to select Boot.
4.With Boot Mode highlighted, press Enter, and then use the down arrow to select Legacy BIOS.
5.Press Enter.
6.Press F10, and select Yes to save the change and exit the BIOS.

How to convert GPT to MBR with EaseUS free partition software

If you don't like the first method, you can try to convert GPT to MBR disk. It is an easier way to fix "The Selected Disk is the GPT Partition Style" error. And you can do it by using Diskpart or EaseUS free partition software. Here we recommend the latter one because it allows you to manage this job without deleting partitions or losing data. 

1. Download and launch EaseUS free partition tool.

2.Right the GPT disk and choose "Convert GPT to MBR". The program will analyze the selected disk partition automatically.

Convert GPT to MBR to fix The selected disk is of the GPT partition style error

3.Click "Apply" to keep all the changes to convert GPT to MBR to fix "The selected disk is of the GPT partition style" error.