Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style

I am getting the message “Windows cannot be installed  to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style” when try to install windows 10 OS

Senior Developer Asked on February 21, 2017 in WINDOWS.
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Manually wipe a drive and convert it to GPT:

{i}Turn off the PC, and put in the Windows installation DVD or USB key.
{ii}From inside Windows Setup, press Shift+F10 to open a command prompt window.

and hit Enter.
{iv}Next type
list disk
and hit Enter.
{v}The list of disks will be displayed. Select the disk and type the following command and hit Enter, replacing x with the number of your disk you want to clean. The disk will have GPT marked against it.

   select disk x 

{vi}The disk will be selected.Next type clean and hit Enter. Remember that, once you run this command, all data on the disk will be lost.So if you need to, take backups of your data.You will now have to convert GPT to MBR using Diskpart.

Senior Developer Answered on February 22, 2017.
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