Installation :: Windows Cannot Be Installed To Selected Disk

Oct 11, 2015

I keep getting an error when I install Windows 7. I want to install Windows 7 alongside Windows 10. windows cannot be installed to this disk the selected disk is of the gpt partition style

I read solutions to this and most of them write I must format my entire hard drive, but I can't do that because that would mean losing all my data.

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