Issues Partitioning Drive for Windows 8 on MBP Retina, Running Yosemite

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by SenileTomato, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. SenileTomato macrumors member

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    I'm currently receiving this response when attempting to format and use the selected amount of space for creating and installing Windows 8 through the use of Boot Camp Assistant:

    "Windows cannot be Installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style."

    Although I've had several different issues installing Windows 8 on my MBP Retina, I have never had this specific issue before. I was hoping someone could give me some insight on what I might be able to do to install Windows without having such issues.

    Note: Before installing Yosemite, I tried installing Windows 8 through Boot Camp Assistant (I had already partitioned the drive for adequate space for Windows) and my MBP Retina was running OSX Mavericks.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

    SenileT
     
  2. SenileTomato thread starter macrumors member

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    After updating the Support Software from Apple onto my USB through the Boot Camp Assistant, and choosing the 'EFI BOOT' option when holding alt/option at startup, I was finally able to install Windows 8.1 on my MBP Retina, for those of you who may need help in the future.
     

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