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


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.


Refer to this article to know more.

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 686 Applies to: