Downgrade Windows 8 To 7 GPT Error

Hey i tried to install windows 7 on a partition on my windows 8 laptop but i get a '' windows 7 cant be installed to a gpt partition? how could i get around this

Hi,

Welcome to Microsoft Community and thank you for posting the question. I understand that you get error message “windows 7 cant be installed to a gpt partition”.  I will help you with this issue.

 

1.What is the make and model of the computer?

2.Which security software is installed?

3.How are you trying to start the Windows 7 installation?

 

I would suggest you to refer to this article and check if this helps.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/how-to-clean-install-windows-7-professional-64-bit/c052117c-8faa-4b5b-bd31-30bb9b21a0eb

 

Refer to this article to know more.

Formatting disks and drives: frequently asked questions: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows7/formatting-disks-and-drives-frequently-asked-questions

 

 If you need further assistance on this particular issue or any other Windows related issue, let us know and we will be glad to assist you.

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 686 Applies to: