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lpe689
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Thinkpad Yoga Wont Install Windows 7

Im trying to do a Clean Install on my Thinkpad Yoga S1, everytime I get an error "windows cannot be installed to this disk" What do I need to do in order to fix this problem?

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Re: Thinkpad Yoga Wont Install Windows 7

Is there more to the error message?  Perhaps "...the selected disk is of the gpt partition style"

 

If so, you're booted in legacy mode but trying to install to a GPT drive.

 

Re-start the installer, hit SHIFT+F10 to bring up a command window, then type DISKPART.  Once diskpart is running type "list disk" then "select disk xyz" where xyz is your HDD as displayed by list.  Then type "clean".  Then "exit" and close the command window.

 

That should un-initialize the drive and allow the installer to format it MBR style.

 

Alternatively you could boot in UEFI mode and install Win 7 on the GPT-formatted drive.

 

Z.


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Re: Thinkpad Yoga Wont Install Windows 7

I have tired doing that and Still Doesnt work

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