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Convert Hybrid GPT partition to Pure GPT partition

Guys have you suffer from any error like Windows can not be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks If any then this will surely help you to install Windows ON GPT Partition Table,After moving to Mac OS X completely sometime i Realize that i need windows for some reasons which i am not going explain it here but the moral of the story is that Windows is needed for some reasons. 

Convert Hybrid GPT partition to Pure GPT partition

Windows with GUID  Partition Table on Non-UEFI platform is very difficult, task to handle, But what if we want to use Windows on GPT with Legacy or non -UEFI platform then this guide is surely help you out.
Disk utility Creates Hybrid Disk Partition which Windows will not allow to install on so we need to converts those partitions Hybrid Partition to PURE (protective you can say ) so download this tool from the given link 

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See the example of converting Hybrid partition to pure one here i have  disk1 which i just formatted with disk utility

Last login: Fri Feb  6 18:01:24 on ttys000

Pratiks-MacBook-Pro:~ TechFertile$ diskutil list

/dev/disk0

   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER

   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *128.0 GB   disk0

   1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk0s1

   2:                  Apple_HFS Macintosh SSD           63.5 GB    disk0s2

   3:                 Apple_Boot Recovery HD             650.0 MB   disk0s3

   4:       Microsoft Basic Data WIN SSD                 63.7 GB    disk0s4

/dev/disk1

   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER

   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *1.0 TB     disk1

   1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk1s1

   2:       Microsoft Basic Data WIN HD                  60.0 GB    disk1s2

   3:       Microsoft Basic Data MAC HD                  50.0 GB    disk1s3

   4:       Microsoft Basic Data SOFTWARE                402.9 GB   disk1s4

   5:       Microsoft Basic Data MAC DATA                487.1 GB   disk1s5

Pratiks-MacBook-Pro:~ TechFertile$ sudo gdisk /dev/disk1

Password:

GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.8.10

Warning: Devices opened with shared lock will not have their

partition table automatically reloaded!

Partition table scan:

  MBR: hybrid

  BSD: not present

  APM: not present

  GPT: present

Found valid GPT with hybrid MBR; using GPT.

Command (? for help): ?
Note:-Read followings character and there respective works

b GPT backing up the data to a file

c change a partition’s name

d delete a partition

i show detailed information on a partition

l list known partition types

n add a new partition

o create a new empty GUID partition table (GPT)

p print the partition table

q quit without saving changes

r recovery and transformation options (experts only)

s sort partitions

t change a partition’s type code

v verify disk

w write table to disk and exit

x extra functionality (experts only)

? print this menu

Last login: Sat Feb  7 21:16:23 on console

Pratiks-MacBook-Pro:~ TechFertile$ diskutil list

/dev/disk0

   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER

   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *128.0 GB   disk0

   1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk0s1

   2:                  Apple_HFS Macintosh SSD           63.5 GB    disk0s2

   3:                 Apple_Boot Recovery HD             650.0 MB   disk0s3

   4:         Microsoft Reserved                         134.2 MB   disk0s4

   5:       Microsoft Basic Data WINDOWS                 63.5 GB    disk0s5

/dev/disk1

   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER

   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *1.0 TB     disk1

   1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk1s1

yle=”line-height: normal;”>   2:       Microsoft Basic Data WIN HD                  60.0 GB    disk1s2

   3:       Microsoft Basic Data MAC HD                  50.0 GB    disk1s3

   4:       Microsoft Basic Data SOFTWARE                402.9 GB   disk1s4

   5:       Microsoft Basic Data MAC DATA                487.1 GB   disk1s5

/dev/disk2

   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER

   0:     FDisk_partition_scheme                        *1.0 TB     disk2

   1:               Windows_NTFS Seasons                 73.4 GB    disk2s1

   2:               Windows_NTFS DATA                    52.4 GB    disk2s2

   3:               Windows_NTFS SOFT                    314.6 GB   disk2s3

   4:               Windows_NTFS MOVIES                  559.8 GB   disk2s5

Pratiks-MacBook-Pro:~ TechFertile$ sudo gdisk /dev/disk1

Password:

GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.8.10

Warning: Devices opened with shared lock will not have their

partition table automatically reloaded!

Partition table scan:

  MBR: hybrid

  BSD: not present

  APM: not present

  GPT: present

Found valid GPT with hybrid MBR; using GPT.

Command (? for help): p

Disk /dev/disk1: 1953525168 sectors, 931.5 GiB

Logical sector size: 512 bytes

Disk identifier (GUID): F9DEFE0A-A99F-49A3-B2F1-FED24B20D3B7

Partition table holds up to 128 entries

First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 1953525134

Partitions will be aligned on 8-sector boundaries

Total free space is 3437 sectors (1.7 MiB)

Number  Start (sector)    End (sector)  Size       Code  Name

   1              40          409639   200.0 MiB   EF00  EFI System Partition

   2          411648       117598207   55.9 GiB    0700  WIN HD

   3       117598208       215252991   46.6 GiB    0700  MAC HD

   4       215252992      1002184703   375.2 GiB   0700  SOFTWARE

   5      1002184704      1953523711   453.6 GiB   0700  MAC DATA

Command (? for help): d

Partition number (1-5): 2

Command (? for help): n

Partition number (2-128, default 2): 2

First sector (34-1953525134, default = 409640) or {+-}size{KMGTP}:

Last sector (409640-117598207, default = 117598207) or {+-}size{KMGTP}:

Current type is ‘Apple HFS/HFS+’

Hex code or GUID (L to show codes, Enter = AF00): 0700

Changed type of partition to ‘Microsoft basic data’

Command (? for help): p

Disk /dev/disk1: 1953525168 sectors, 931.5 GiB

Logical sector size: 512 bytes

Disk identifier (GUID): F9DEFE0A-A99F-49A3-B2F1-FED24B20D3B7

Partition table holds up to 128 entries

First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 1953525134

Partitions will be aligned on 8-sector boundaries

Total free space is 1429 sectors (714.5 KiB)

Number  Start (sector)    End (sector)  Size       Code  Name

   1              40          409639   200.0 MiB   EF00  EFI System Partition

   2          409640       117598207   55.9 GiB    0700  Microsoft basic data

   3       117598208       215252991   46.6 GiB    0700  MAC HD

   4       215252992      1002184703   375.2 GiB   0700  SOFTWARE

   5    &
nbsp; 1002184704      1953523711   453.6 GiB   0700  MAC DATA

Command (? for help): d

Partition number (1-5): 3

Command (? for help): n

Partition number (3-128, default 3): 3

First sector (34-1953525134, default = 117598208) or {+-}size{KMGTP}:

Last sector (117598208-215252991, default = 215252991) or {+-}size{KMGTP}:

Current type is ‘Apple HFS/HFS+’

Hex code or GUID (L to show codes, Enter = AF00): 0700

Changed type of partition to ‘Microsoft basic data’

Command (? for help): p

Disk /dev/disk1: 1953525168 sectors, 931.5 GiB

Logical sector size: 512 bytes

Disk identifier (GUID): F9DEFE0A-A99F-49A3-B2F1-FED24B20D3B7

Partition table holds up to 128 entries

First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 1953525134

Partitions will be aligned on 8-sector boundaries

Total free space is 1429 sectors (714.5 KiB)

Number  Start (sector)    End (sector)  Size       Code  Name

   1              40          409639   200.0 MiB   EF00  EFI System Partition

   2          409640       117598207   55.9 GiB    0700  Microsoft basic data

   3       117598208       215252991   46.6 GiB    0700  Microsoft basic data

   4       215252992      1002184703   375.2 GiB   0700  SOFTWARE

   5      1002184704      1953523711   453.6 GiB   0700  MAC DATA

Command (? for help): d

Partition number (1-5): 4

Command (? for help): n

Partition number (4-128, default 4): 4

First sector (34-1953525134, default = 215252992) or {+-}size{KMGTP}:

Last sector (215252992-1002184703, default = 1002184703) or {+-}size{KMGTP}:

Current type is ‘Apple HFS/HFS+’

Hex code or GUID (L to show codes, Enter = AF00): 0700

Changed type of partition to ‘Microsoft basic data’

Command (? for help): p

Disk /dev/disk1: 1953525168 sectors, 931.5 GiB

Logical sector size: 512 bytes

Disk identifier (GUID): F9DEFE0A-A99F-49A3-B2F1-FED24B20D3B7

Partition table holds up to 128 entries

First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 1953525134

Partitions will be aligned on 8-sector boundaries

Total free space is 1429 sectors (714.5 KiB)

Number  Start (sector)    End (sector)  Size       Code  Name

   1              40          409639   200.0 MiB   EF00  EFI System Partition

   2          409640       117598207   55.9 GiB    0700  Microsoft basic data

   3       117598208       215252991   46.6 GiB    0700  Microsoft basic data

   4       215252992      1002184703   375.2 GiB   0700  Microsoft basic data

   5      1002184704      1953523711   453.6 GiB   0700  MAC DATA

Command (? for help): d

Partition number (1-5): 5

Command (? for help): n

Partition number (5-128, default 5): 5

First sector (34-1953525134, default = 1002184704) or {+-}size{KMGTP}:

Last sector (1002184704-1953525134, default = 1953525134) or {+-}size{KMGTP}:

Current type is ‘Apple HFS/HFS+’

Hex code or GUID (L to show codes, Enter = AF00): 0700

Changed type of partition to ‘Microsoft basic data’

Command (? for help): w

Final checks complete. About to write GPT data. THIS WILL OVERWRITE EXISTING

PARTITIONS!!

Do you want to proceed? (Y/N): Y

OK; writing new GUID partition table (GPT) to /dev/disk1.

Warning: Devices opened with shared lock will not have their

partition table automatically reloaded!

Warning: The kernel may continue to use old or deleted partitions.

You should reboot or remove the drive.

The operation has completed successfully.

Pratiks-MacBook-Pro:~ TechFertile$ sudo gdisk /dev/disk1

GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.8.10

Warning: Devices opened with shared lock will not have their

partition table automatically reloaded!

Partition table scan:

  MBR: protective

  BSD: not present

  APM: not present

  GPT: present

Found valid GPT with protective MBR; using GPT.

Command (? for help): q

Pratiks-MacBook-Pro:~ TechFertile$ 
Done now Just restart the system and install the windows

 

 

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