Windows 8 installation problems - what partition do I install on?

Ladybird87

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Hi,

I am trying to perform a custom install (clean install) of Windows 8 onto my computer. Entering the product key is all done but now it's asking me where I want to install Windows. It gives me two partitions to choose from (Drive 0 Partition 1: System, and Drive 0 Partition 2) but they both display this 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 disks.'



Does anyone know what to do about this? Formatting them doesn't do anything and the 'new' option is greyed out. Do I have to delete them to be able to create a new one?


Please help! This has been driving me crazy! :(


Thanks in advance
 

Samat

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You need to delete the old partitions if you want to create new one(s) (you can't create a partition if there is no free space to create one). Deleting partitions on the drive will also delete all data so make sure you have any important files you need backed up.
 

Samat

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You need to delete the old partitions if you want to create new one(s) (you can't create a partition if there is no free space to create one). Deleting partitions on the drive will also delete all data so make sure you have any important files you need backed up.
 

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