Not formatting d drive while installation turned out to be a mess

Luqman

New Member
I transfered important data to drive d hoping that I wouldn't have to format the d drive but during the installation, I couldn't download it in the other partion and message appeared "windows cannot be installed to the disk the selected disk is of the gpt partition style". Looked for the solution online and it included cleaning the drive which I cannot because there is important data in it. Would appreciate if someone could provide a solution.
 

WindowsPro

Well-Known Member
I couldn't get what you just wrote. I deleted all other partitions and was left with these 2 two and partition 1 has all my data in it
In the bottom part of your pic, it says "Windows can not be installed to this drive" and there is a link that says "show details" that you may click on.. Is that where it says its a GPT partition?
 

WindowsPro

Well-Known Member
While your Unallocated partition is selected, click in the "New" and create a partition using all avaliable space, then you should click on the "Format" and chose NTFS... When that is done... install windows 10 to that new partition..
 

Luqman

New Member
While your Unallocated partition is selected, click in the "New" and create a partition using all avaliable space, then you should click on the "Format" and chose NTFS... When that is done... install windows 10 to that new partition..
Thanksnbut I was able to install the windows.
 
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