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bestmunindia
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Disk Partitioning Error Windows 8.1 Installation

What were the default disk partitions for Lenovo Thinkpad 11e (yoga)?? I'm trying to install clean OS for win8.1 but I keep getting an error " couldnt create or locate and existing partition:

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Re: Disk Partitioning Error Windows 8.1 Installation

Try using a live USB of Ubuntu 14.10, verify if the partition style is GPT instead of MBR.

Before installing Windows 8.1, delete all partitions on your HDD or SSD. And then create a new partition to install Windows 8.1 on. It will automatically also create the required smaller partitions.

Warm regards,
Jonas Hendrickx

Lenovo Insider - Windows Insider MVP

Personal website: ThinkScopes

bestmunindia
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Re: Disk Partitioning Error Windows 8.1 Installation

I called microsoft and they told me to clean the hard drive. after that, , we tried to create a new partition but the same error kept popping up over again and they said they'd call back but havent

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