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Error: Windows Cannot Be Installed to This Disk. The Selected Disk Has an MBR Partition Table. On EFI Systems, Windows Can Only Be Installed to GPT.

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Issue

The following error message is displayed when attempting to install Windows on a computer and the EFI Boot Sources setting is enabled in the BIOS:
Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The Selected disk has an MBR Partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT.

Solution

The resolution to this issue depends on the the hard disk volume size:
  • 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. Install the HP BIOS Update UEFI utility from the HP Web site:
      NOTE:The HP BIOS Update UEFI utility is installed by default on some HP computers.
    2. Follow the steps in the Microsoft document titled "How to Configure UEFI/GPT-Based Hard Drive Partitions" (in English) to create a GPT partition.

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