Windows cannot be installed to this disk. the selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI system, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks

Server 8 installation error "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. the selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI system, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks.



How to fix this and install windows 8 as usual?? I have several partitions with data.. I don't want to delete all partitions and create partitions from the scratch and install the os..

How to achieve this?
 

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Last updated December 15, 2018 Views 238,488 Applies to:
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There is a simple way to fix this : 

  • Follow these steps if the hard disk volume size is less than 2.19 TB:
    1. Temporarily disable the EFI Boot Sources setting in the BIOS:
      1. Restart the computer, and then press F10 to enter the BIOS.
      2. Navigate to Storage > Boot Order , and then disable the EFI Boot Sources .
      3. Select File > Save Changes > Exit .
    2. Install the Windows operating system.
    3. Enable the EFI Boot Sources setting in the BIOS:
      1. Restart the computer, and then press F10 to enter the BIOS.
      2. Navigate to Storage > Boot Order , and then enable the EFI Boot Sources .
      3. Select File > Save Changes > Exit .
  • Follow these steps if the hard disk volume size is greater than 2.19 TB:
    1. Follow the steps in the Microsoft document titled "How to Configure UEFI/GPT-Based Hard Drive Partitions" (in English) to create a GPT partition
Thanks,

Mohamed Youssef

Quality assurance engineer and MCTS certified

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