Then the problem is likely to be that either the existing windows 10 was installed MBR - That is legacy mode traditional BIOSFor example, if you receive the error message: “Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is not of the GPT partition style”, it’s because your PC is booted in UEFI mode, but your hard drive is not configured for UEFI mode
If you wiped the drive, there is no converting. There is nothing on the drive to convert ie no MFT, no GPT, nothing. The drive is blank; just like it came out of the box.someone else recommended I wiped the drive and tried to convert it
I did use the media creation tool!First open the case and pull the pw connectors from ALL drives except the drive where you want to install windows. Now boot the system with something that will wipe the drive ie DBAN, drive mfg's boot diagnostic, etc. Wipe the drive. Now boot with your win10 install usb.
Most motherboards have a quick boot menu. The key or key combo to access this menu is different for each board mfg ie asus F8, Gigabyte F12, Asrock F11, etc. Read your motherboard manual as to what keys to use for access.
Note if you have a ssd drive DO NOT wipe; ssd drives should be secure erased and not wiped. Secure erase is not a format; it is a command issued to the drive controller. Most ssd mfg have a utility that will do this task; some very high end motherboards have a secure erase utility as part of the bios. The asus ROG boards have this option [at least my ROG crosshair 6 board has it]
BTW you did use the media creation tool and not just download the iso and copy the iso file to a usb correct?
I used the Microsoft media tool! SorryYou have not responded to the question in post #4
Did you use the Microsoft media tool or did you copy the iso file to the usb?
That makes sense that I didn’t think about I just followed instructions without questioning. I didn’t care about anything on my hard drive but I should have backed up but at the same time I had files I didn’t want and couldn’t delete. I should have asked forum to help me with my actual problem but I asked reddit and thought reinstalling was gonna be easy. LOL.If you wiped the drive, there is no converting. There is nothing on the drive to convert ie no MFT, no GPT, nothing. The drive is blank; just like it came out of the box.
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