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“Windows cannot be installed on to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style”

I'm having a problem with installing windows 10 on a MacBook Air.
When starting the windows setup, it tells me to select a disk however I can't select any of them to install windows to, because “Windows cannot be installed on to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style”.

The weird thing is that I converted one of the portions to be NTFS, and according the Mac OS disk utility it is NTFS :

What am I doing wrong?
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  1. dont use mac stuff

    but on windows usually you would delete every partition during setup including any small 100mb or 400mb ones

    then it should sort it out for you
  2. or set the bios to legacy mode if thats an option available to you
  3. mcnumpty23 said:
    dont use mac stuff

    but on windows usually you would delete every partition during setup including any small 100mb or 400mb ones

    then it should sort it out for you


    I want to dual boot Mac and windows though, and I assume deleting all portions would remove my Mac OS.
  4. yes guess it would

    is it the only drive?

    or windows is going on a second drive?

    can tell i dont use mac stuff as dont know if it can take more than 1 drive
  5. mcnumpty23 said:
    yes guess it would

    is it the only drive?

    or windows is going on a second drive?

    can tell i dont use mac stuff as dont know if it can take more than 1 drive


    As far as I know it shouldn't need a second drive, you just need to partition it and it should work, but I'm starting to doubt all these google searches now >.>
  6. 1-can you turn the bios to legacy mode? sorry for simple questions but know nothing about bios in apple devices

    2-if you can does it still boot ok?
  7. mcnumpty23 said:
    1-can you turn the bios to legacy mode? sorry for simple questions but know nothing about bios in apple devices

    2-if you can does it still boot ok?

    no Legacy mode. as far as I know, a GPT disk can only boot in UEFI mode. check if the UEFI mode is enabled and try format the drive at the Windows Setup screen.
  8. EDab said:
    mcnumpty23 said:
    1-can you turn the bios to legacy mode? sorry for simple questions but know nothing about bios in apple devices

    2-if you can does it still boot ok?

    no Legacy mode. as far as I know, a GPT disk can only boot in UEFI mode. check if the UEFI mode is enabled and try format the drive at the Windows Setup screen.


    How do I check if UEFI mode is enabled?
    And I have tried formatting at windows setup screen but it gave me the same error. :/
  9. Best answer
    looks like macs dont have a bios like pcs do

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201255
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