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SSD Not Converting to GPT

So, my gf got a new laptop, windows not installed, so i had to walk her through the installation process. All goes well, till the installation page says that you can't install windows on the SSD because its not GPT, okay, so we open cmd, type in the commands to convert it to GPT, so installation continues, except it doesn't, it finnishes installing some things and then just goes back to the first page of the Installation tool, and when we get to the page where you have to pick a drive where to install, once again says the SSD isn't in GPT mode. The laptop only has an SSD.

I heard you can change it to GPT in the bios, but i have no idea how and it's really hard to do so over discord, as i can't be there and do it irl, i've never worked with Asus Bios so i don't know the layout or anything to begin with.

The laptop is ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DV-AL026 for anyone wondering.

 

Any help would be appreaciated.

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does it show GPT when you run List Disk in Diskpart?
If not you need to remove all partition by running Clean in Diskpart and then convert to GPT.

 

8 minutes ago, Flamu said:

then just goes back to the first page of the Installation tool, and when we get to the page where you have to pick a drive where to install, once again says the SSD isn't in GPT mode.

Oh wait, my bad. I read it wrong. Just remove your window installer pendrive and reboot, window install will continue like normal after that. 😅

 

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You can't change it to gpt in the bios, this is a software thing.

 

Did you clean the drive in disk part or delete all partitions? There is no need to convert from mbr, just start fresh and delete all the existing mbr

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7 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

You can't change it to gpt in the bios, this is a software thing.

 

Did you clean the drive in disk part or delete all partitions? There is no need to convert from mbr, just start fresh and delete all the existing mbr

Windows tool said that we're unable to install windows due to it being a mbr drive. By cleaning it a 2nd time in diskpart it worked though. So it's resolved i guess

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1) Head into BIOS and make sure CSM Support is disabled. This forces the machine to only boot in UEFI mode and therefore only allow GPT drives.

2) At the command prompt be sure to type 'clean' and hit enter before typing 'convert GPT'.

3) Once it says its converted close out of CMD then just hit next on the partition screen, do not try to partition anything manually, let Windows handle it.

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Oh, and when you boot your pen drive, make sure you pick: "UEFI: <Flash drive model>", and not the one non-UEFI, if you have the option

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