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Not Allowing Me to Install Win 8

Hello All,

I deleted the partition where Win 8 was installed. Now when I try to install win 8 from DVD it says I can not install Windows in this partition. I tried to install in all the drive and it gives the same message.

Can you suggest me how do I fix it and install fresh new copy of Win 8?

Thanks a lot.
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You may need to recreate the partition manually during setup. Windows 8 may only see a utility partition from the vendor and is trying to install to that,
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I Tried to re create the partition after booting from win 8 dvd .. but still same message. I also deleted the "Restore Partition" .. So, I can't even restore.
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How can I convert the pertition from GPT to MBR now? Any instruction? Or any link u can suggest where I can find easy step by step instruction ?

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Well I found how to do it using command prompt but wikl it wipe out the whole drive?

CanT I just wipe only C drive and make it MBR ? Instead the whole drive ?
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Make sure there are NO USB devices (other than keyboard and mouse) plugged in to the computer and try again.
Rindi,

I want to install 64 bit but the thing is at the point where I have to choose `in which drive I like to install win8` it says you can not install windows in this partition because its in GPT format. As I said, I re-created the partition number of times but it still in GPT format.

Am I missing something here? Is there anything I have to do to format it in MBR format without formatting the whole drive or other partition?

Thanks again

Leew,

Yes,no USB device is plugged.not even mouse. I'm installing it in a laptop.

Thanks
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What laptop?

Dell?  HP?  Asus?  May not make a difference, but it may.

WIPE the disk - use DBAN to wipe the disk entirely.  Then try again.  (There may be other ways but a DBAN wipe is pretty simple.
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Thanks all,

I have used Acronis Rescue disk to backup the disk and then formatted the whole drive.
After that I was able to install fresh Win 7 64 bit..

:)