When you encounter this error - "Windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition 1" on your computer, here are two ways lớn help you out:

①. Convert disk 0 lớn MBR or GPT; ②. Clean the target disk.

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Follow the detailed tutorial steps khổng lồ get Windows installed on your disk 0 partition 1 with ease:

Workable SolutionsStep-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. Convert Disk 0 to MBR/GPTTry to lớn convert MBR disk to GPT disk with...Full steps
Fix 2. Clean Target Disk via DiskPart Type diskpart > danh sách disk > sel disk 0...Full steps

The provided solutions are viable to lớn fix "Windows cannot be installed on this drive" error on Windows 10/8/7 and Windows XP/Vista, etc.

Warm Note: As Windows installation will cause partial data loss, make sure that you have backed-up all valuable data on the target disk to lớn another secure storage device in advance. For example, backup computer to USB flash drive.

Causes for Windows Can"t Be Installed to Disk Error

When you come across with "Windows cannot be installed to lớn Disk 0 Partition 1" or "Windows is unable to lớn install khổng lồ the selected location" error while installing Windows, don"t worry. 


Here are two possible causes that prevent you from installing Windows on the target disk:

1. The Target Disk Doesn"t support BIOS or UEFI Boot Mode

"Windows cannot be installed khổng lồ this disk 0 partition 1" error usually happens when the Boot Mode or Boot menu Option in the Bios settings is set to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface), & the hard drive is over 2 TB (terabytes) in size. 

When it appears, you will not be able to install windows on your computer successfully. To get rid of this error and continue with Windows installation, you will need lớn convert the target disk 0 to MBR to GPT first. 

2. SAS Driver Issue or Corrupted MFT on the Target Disk

When the target hard drive contains SAS driver issue or corrupted Master file Table (MFT), Windows Partition Manager (partmgr.sys) will thất bại communication when changes are made on the partition.

If you attempt lớn install Windows Windows 10/8/7 using the internal SAS controller for the hard drives, you might get a "Windows cannot be installed khổng lồ disk 0 partition 1" error message. 

So how to remove this error, và install Windows computer on your selected disk 0 partitions 1 effectively? Try the following fixes in both Part 1 and Part 2.

Part 1. Fix "Windows Cannot Be Installed on Drive 0 Partition 1" Error

When the "Windows cannot be installed to lớn disk 0 partition 1" error occurs, you can fix it using DiskPart or partition software. And you can follow either fix with the tutorial steps listed below khổng lồ get rid of this error from your disk. Both two solutions are simple and easy. 

However, as the DiskPart CMD command will result in data loss on the disk, so we recommend you to try partition software, a safer way as your first choice. Partition Master allows you to lớn fix the "Windows cannot be installed to lớn disk 0 partition 1" error without losing data. 

Method 1. Fix by Converting Disk khổng lồ MBR or GPT using Partition Master

Applies to: Get rid of "Windows cannot be installed khổng lồ disk 0 partition 1" error by converting target disk khổng lồ MBR or GPT on Windows 10/8.1/7/Vista/XP. No data loss.

#1. Converting Disk 0 (Target Disk) to GPT

Don"t worry if you received the error message as shown below:

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


When your target disk 0 has more than 2TB capacity, you will also need lớn convert the target disk to GPT so lớn gain a smooth Windows installation process.

First, you need to discontinue the Windows installation process and reboot computer from your old OS disk.

Then, you can install partition software và apply it to convert MBR disk to GPT disk so lớn fix "Windows cannot be installed lớn disk 0 partition 1" issue easily.

Tutorial: Steps khổng lồ Convert Target Disk (0) to lớn GPT:

Step 1. download and launch Partition Master on your Windows computer.

Step 2. Right-click the MBR disk that you want khổng lồ convert & choose "Convert lớn GPT".


Step 3. After that, find và click the "Execute 1 Operation" button on the toolbar & choose "Apply" khổng lồ start the conversion.


#2. Convert the Target Disk (0) to lớn MBR

Relax when you receive the following error message while installing Windows on your selected disk:

"Windows cannot be installed to lớn this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style. Windows cannot be installed khổng lồ this hard disk space. The partition is an EFI system partition (ESP)."


First, escape or discontinue the Windows installation process.

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Next, you can easily fix "Windows cannot be installed lớn disk 0 partition 1" issue by using Partition Master to convert GPT disk khổng lồ MBR disk on your own.

Tutorial: Guide Steps to Convert Target Disk lớn MBR:

Step 1. Install and open Partition Master on your Windows computer.

Step 2. Right-click the GPT disk that you want to convert and select "Convert khổng lồ MBR". Then, you will địa chỉ cửa hàng a pending operation.


Step 3. Click the "Execute Operation" button at the top-left corner. Next, click "Apply" and begin lớn convert GPT disk lớn MBR. All data is safe with partition manager software.


When the process completes, restart your computer if necessary. Và you may jumpy lớn Part 2 khổng lồ finish installing Windows to lớn Disk 0 Partition 1. 

Method 2. Fix by Cleaning Target Disk Partitions via DiskPart Clean Command

Applies to: Get rid of SAS driver issue or fix corrupted MFT issue on target disk, empty disk partition to install Windows on the disk. This is a data destroy procedure.

When you receive "Windows can"t be installed on drive 0 partition 1" error on your computer, you can close the Windows mix up windows. & follow the steps here khổng lồ clean all existing partitions on the target disk using DiskPart clean command:

Step 1. Close the Windows thiết đặt window.

Step 2. Press "Shift+F10" to bring up Command Prompt windows.

Step 3. Type the following command và hit Enter each time:

diskpartlist disk select disk 0 (0 represents the disk number of your target disk.)clean

Step 4. Type exit to close the DiskPart window.

When you finish the above steps, you may now continue with steps in Part 2, finishing the Windows installation process on your target disk.

Part 2. Install Windows after Fixing "Windows Cannot Be Installed to lớn Disk" Error

Applies to: Complete Windows installation process after fixing or removing "Windows cannot be installed khổng lồ disk 0 partition 1" error on Windows 10/8/7.

You can directly turn to Microsoft lớn start fresh with a clean installation of Windows. Here, we will take Windows 10 as an example khổng lồ show you the complete process of Windows 10 installation with Windows Installation Media. 

Step 1. Create a Windows Installation media to an Empty USB flash drive, connect it to your PC. 


Step 2. Reboot PC and enter BIOS, setting PC to lớn boot from the USB installation media.


Step 3. Once PC boot from the installation media, click "Install Now" to set up preferences settings, such as languages, time, etc.


Step 4. Follow on-screen guidelines khổng lồ install Windows, activate it if you have a key.


Step 5. Set up PC to lớn boot from new disk (disk 0) after installing Windows in BIOS. 


Save the changes & restart your PC. When your computer restarts, log in và activate your Windows with an activation key if you didn"t activate it during the installation.

Now, you can restore your backups back to your computer and enjoy life with a new Windows OS. 


On this page, we covered the reasons why you cannot install Windows khổng lồ a selected disk partition & offered two practical solutions khổng lồ help you fix the "Windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition 1" error.

If your target disk is not disk 0 partition but you are having a similar issue, you can also apply Partition Master or DiskPart command to lớn effectively resolve this issue.

For a no-data risk process while installing Windows, back up everything in advance.