What Can I Do to Fix 'Windows Cannot Be Installed to This Disk. The Selected Disk Has an MBR Partition Table'

As a novice user, I was installing Windows 10 and had already formatted my C drive before noticing that I couldn't install Windows on my PC as this error popped up: Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed on GPT disks. How can I fix this problem?

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Roxanne· Answered on May 16, 2024

Have you ever encountered the "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table" error message? This is the most common error that occurs during Windows installation. As the error message indicates, the solution is to change MBR to GPT. Then, how to convert MBR to GPT? Luckily, this page will tell you how to solve this problem with a workable and easy method.

Most methods that can convert MBR to GPT will erase all your data on the target partition or drive, while EaseUS Partition Master supports converting the drive from MBR to GPT without formatting the drive and losing data. To achieve your goal, you can create an EaseUS bootable USB or CD with its "Bootable Media" feature to help you boot your computer. Then, change MBR to GPT with the help of its "Disk Converter." 

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Learn how to get rid of this problem by converting MBR to GPT as follows:

Step 1. Connect a bootable media like USB or CD/DVD to a healthy computer, launch EaseUS Partition Master, enter the "Bootable Media" section, and choose "Create bootable media." Click "Next" to move on.

Step 2. Locate the target media and choose "Create" for bootable media.

Step 3. Plug the bootable media into your PC and restart it from EaseUS bootable media.

The computer can boot from "Removable Devices" (a bootable USB drive) or "CD-ROM Drive" (a bootable CD or DVD) in the BIOS by pressing F2/Del to enter BIOS. Last, press "F10" to save and leave.

Step 4. When you enter EaseUS Partition Master, navigate to "Disk Converter" and select "Convert MBR to GPT." Click "Next" to continue.

Step 5. Select the target MBR drive you need to convert to GPT and click "Convert" to apply the conversion.

Now, you can continue to install Windows on your computer.

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