Sony VAIO SVF14216SHP - I want to clean install Win 10 Ent.

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by apex2000, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. apex2000

    apex2000 MDL Senior Member

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    My laptop is running Win 8.1 with all the Sony software and partitions installed on it. In fact, there are 7 partitions as follows:

    1. SONSYS 260/235 MB OEM (Reserved)
    2. Windows RE Tools 1.4GB/535 MB Recovery
    3. (no name) 260/208 MB System
    4. (no name) 128/128 MB MSR (Reserved)
    5. Drive C 218.3/127.7 GB Primary
    6. Drive D 215.2/79.7 GB Primary
    7. Recovery 30.3/5.0 GB Recovery

    After changing 'UEFI' to 'Legacy' in the BIOS settings and attempting to clean install Win 10, the system gives me the following error messages for both Drive C and D: "Windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style."

    My question is: If I delete each partition (i.e. all 7 partitions) during Win 10 setup and then reformat using the format tool that comes with the installer, will it be the correct MBR partition style, thus enabling me to clean install Win 10?

    There is no information on either drive partition that needs to be saved - it has already been backed up to another external drive.
     
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  2. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    dobbelina MDL Senior Member

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    #3 dobbelina, Dec 14, 2016
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  4. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #4 LatinMcG, Dec 14, 2016
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    after u boot win 10 usb setup and right before u get to disk partitions listed. do shift F10 for a command prompt

    diskpart
    select disk 0
    clean
    exit
    start setup

    but why not just use win 10 EFI?
     
  5. ciscokid

    ciscokid MDL Member

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    What he said. Diskpart is a great tool, use it all the time.
     
  6. apex2000

    apex2000 MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks for all your help. I've managed to solve the issue now. I hate proprietary software that stops you doing something that should be your right to do.
     
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    Bezalel MDL Member

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    #7 Bezalel, Dec 15, 2016
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    diskpart ignores everything past 3 characters so you can use:
    Code:
    sel dis 0
    cle
    exi
     
  8. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    @apex2000
    My doubt too. Also, why don't you opt for digital entitlement?
     
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