Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 


239 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 14


  Reply # 1870090 21-Sep-2017 11:01
Send private message quote this post

Batman: Did you create a bootable usb drive?

I'm surprised Windows 7 device has UEFI. I thought it only started with Windows 8.

 

 

 

Yes i did create a bootable usb drive





I Eat Dumbbells for Breakfast


17324 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2088

Trusted

  Reply # 1870113 21-Sep-2017 11:20
Send private message quote this post

Try using Windows 10 media creation tool to recreate the bootable usb

 
 
 
 




239 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 14


  Reply # 1870231 21-Sep-2017 13:09
Send private message quote this post

Batman: Try using Windows 10 media creation tool to recreate the bootable usb

 

This time i created a bootable drive, then repeated the process again.

 

 

 

went further this time, got to window "install now"

 

Where do you want to install Windows?

 

Cannot select any options out of 3.

 

an error,

 

Windows cannot be installed to Disk 0 partition 2 (show details), when i click on it following popup shows.

 

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has a MBR partition table. On EFI systems, windows can only be installed to GPT disks.

 

What now ?





I Eat Dumbbells for Breakfast


5020 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2052

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1870238 21-Sep-2017 13:15
Send private message quote this post

You could try installing Windows 10. When it asked which partition to install to; make sure you first delete each partition.




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend from $150 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com


17324 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2088

Trusted

  Reply # 1870251 21-Sep-2017 13:35
Send private message quote this post

Does anyone know if it's advisable to change bios from uefi to the other type? Sounds like the original os was not on uefi anyway.

Banana?
4010 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 836

Subscriber

  Reply # 1870254 21-Sep-2017 13:42
Send private message quote this post

Sounds like it is getting Messy.

 

If the Dell image is expecting UEFI and GPT, has your laptop at some point been reinstalled with a non-Dell image or a blank Windows Install (eg., by an IT department/School?).

 

It sounds like the Hard Disk has been formatted as MBR. You need to convert it to GPT - there are various articles on how to do this.

 

The following is what we use when reformatting (Dell) laptops to reinstall with an OSD image over a network:

 

DISKPART

 

select disk 0
clean
convert gpt
create partition efi size=200
assign letter=z
format quick fs=fat32
create partition msr size=128
create partition primary
assign letter=c
format quick fs=ntfs
active
exit

 

 

 

 


Banana?
4010 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 836

Subscriber

  Reply # 1870255 21-Sep-2017 13:44
Send private message quote this post

Batman: Does anyone know if it's advisable to change bios from uefi to the other type? Sounds like the original os was not on uefi anyway.

 

You can change back to the other type - it will depend on the Image that the OP has downloaded from Dell though I think - if that is expecting GPT it may cause issues.

 

OP: if you can get hold of an OEM windows ISO/Image you could install that then just grab the drivers from Dell.




239 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 14


  Reply # 1870258 21-Sep-2017 13:48
Send private message quote this post

OH, i just deleted all partitions and it started installing.

 

 

 

If any problem occurs then i will do the diskpart thing





I Eat Dumbbells for Breakfast


Banana?
4010 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 836

Subscriber

  Reply # 1870284 21-Sep-2017 14:49
Send private message quote this post

KillerHulk:

 

OH, i just deleted all partitions and it started installing.

 

 

 

If any problem occurs then i will do the diskpart thing

 

 

You should be OK - the Dell Image probably formatted the disk as it needed it.




239 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 14


  Reply # 1870784 22-Sep-2017 09:51
Send private message quote this post

It worked.

 

Installed and up and running.

 

 

 

Thank you guys

 

laughing





I Eat Dumbbells for Breakfast


1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Vocus New Zealand on the block as Aussies bail
Posted 23-Oct-2017 17:06


Vodafone TV — television in the cloud
Posted 17-Oct-2017 19:29


Nokia 8 review: Classy midrange pure Android phone
Posted 16-Oct-2017 07:27


Why carriers might want to embrace Commerce Commission study, MVNOs
Posted 13-Oct-2017 09:42


Fitbit launches Ionic, its health and fitness smartwatch
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:52


Xero launches machine learning automation to improve coding accuracy for small businesses
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:45


Bank of New Zealand uses Intel AI to detect financial crime
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:39


Sony launches Xperia XZ1, a smartphone with real-time 3D capture
Posted 11-Oct-2017 10:26


Notes on Nokia’s phone comeback
Posted 10-Oct-2017 10:06


Air New Zealand begins Inflight Wi-Fi rollout
Posted 9-Oct-2017 20:16


The latest mobile phones in perspective
Posted 9-Oct-2017 18:34


Review: Acronis True Image 2018 — serious backup
Posted 8-Oct-2017 11:22


Lenovo launches ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25
Posted 7-Oct-2017 23:16


Less fone, more tech as Vodafone gets brand make-over
Posted 6-Oct-2017 08:16


API Talent Achieves AWS MSP Partner Status
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:20



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.