This post aims mập mạp fix error “Windows cannot be installed lớn this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI system, Windows can only be installed lớn bự GPT disks.” It provides step-by-step solutions bự help you get rid of the issue so that you can install Windows without problem.quý khách hàng sẽ xem: Fixed

Symptom of error “The selected disk has an MBR partition table”

When you install Windows operating system on your computer, you may often run inkhổng lồ an annoying error that prevents you from successfully installing system on your PC. The error message might be “Windows cannot be installed phệ this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI system, Windows can only be installed lớn Khủng GPT disks. This computer’s hardware may not tư vấn booting đẩy đà this disk. Ensure that the disk’s controller is enabled in the computer’s BIOS thực đối kháng.” or “Windows cannot be installed kếch xù this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition table.” The error “the selected disk has an MBR partition table” is very common which appears on many Windows versions such as Windows 7, windows 8, Windows hệ thống 2008, etc. Here is a real case found on forum:


I have sầu sầu a Dell laptop running Windows trang bao gồm on a SSD hard drive. I want to lớn bự format hard drive sầu sầu và reinstall Windows 7, for current system is very slow. I went mập mạp BIOS bự change boot option to lớn Khủng legacy (There are no other options besides Legacy and UEFI). Both hard drive & SSD can be recognized in BIOS. The Windows tùy chỉnh cấu hình couldn’t work as expected và constantly gave sầu “the selected disk has an MBR partition table” error when I select the partition that I want lớn lao format.

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MBR VS GPT, which one is better for your computer? MBR stands for Master Boot Record which is a special boot sector located at the very beginning of storage device. It contains boot loader for operating system. The shortcoming lies in that MBR disk can manage up lớn 2TB disk space cùng it can hold four primary partitions at most.

GPT is the short size of GUID (Global Unique Identifier) Partition Table với it is another way to lớn storing partition information. GPT disk eliminates limitations on MBR, thus it doesn’t have sầu sầu limit on disk capathành phố or partition numbers. When you set up new disk on Windows 8 or 10, you will be recommended đẩy đà use GPT.

It mainly depends on your BIOS configuration whether you can use MBR or GPT. Old computers usually employ Legacy BIOS + MBR boot mode, while recent computers use UEFI + GPT. If you vì not follow these rules, you are likely khổng lồ encounter error messages talked about in this post.

How to lớn fix “the selected disk has an MBR partition table”?

Solution 1: Change BIOS boot settings

You can go through BIOS setting cùng change the UEFI boot configuration. What you need to béo vị is temporarily switching EFI boot to đùng SATA or legacy mode so that Windows can be installed lớn lao Legacy + MBR booted computer.Restart computer and enter BIOS by pressing Del or F10 before system boots. The specific key varies from Motherboard brvà to lớn Khủng another, but you can see it on screen soon after computer is powered on.In BIOS, go khổng lồ mập Boot Devices và find Boot order where you can disable EFI sources or change DVD drive sầu from UEFI mập SATA or Legacy Mode.Save changes và exit.Boot computer with system installing CD or disk và try install again.

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Solution 2: Convert MBR disk Khủng GPT

For the moment, your hard drive is of MBR style while BIOS is set to UEFI boot mode. Thus another way mập mạp solve sầu this error is converting MBR partition table đẩy đà GPT. When the disk is converted to lớn GPT, you will no longer face the issue.

Many guides on the Internet suggest converting MBR to lớn GPT using commvà line, but that will erase all partition & data on the disk. You should make sure all important files are backed up. The most convenient & easy method to convert MBR lớn GPT is using third các buổi tiệc bé dại software which is able khổng lồ do the converting without disturbing existing files, saving time và effort to lớn bự backup data. Let’s see how mập convert MBR disk lớn GPT using không tính phí partition manager ucozkhông tính tiề PartitionGuru Free:

Install với launch PartitionGuru Free. You can download về this không lấy phí partition manger không tính tiền of charge from ucozkhông tính tiề download center.Locate & select the MBR disk lớn be converted kếch xù GPT in PartitionGuru Free & click Disk menu bự choose “Convert To GUID Partition Table”.

Cliông chồng OK button on the message box. Then cliông xã Save sầu sầu All button to make the converting work. When the disk is converted to con GPT, you can retry installing Windows again.

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Cliông ông xã “Save sầu sầu All” button mập mạp save sầu changes to đùng partition table cùng the conversion takes effect.This entry was posted in Partition Manager and tagged the selected disk has an MBR partition table, Windows cannot be installed mập mạp this disk by ucozmiễn phí.com. Bookmark the permalink.

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