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Please Help me : i decided to install new windows 10 system in my Lenovo g50-70 laptop .(i was on windows 8.1) but i've faced a problem during installation of win 10 ,so before i format my C directory File, i've moved my important files to D and E and during installation i've deleted my Old C drive and the Old reserved for system partition, when i try to make a new partition to install the win 10 inside it, i got this error : ("Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The Selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, windows can be only installed to GPT Discs.").
The first time i googled it i found a solution that requires me to convert my disc during installation of win 10 (by pressing shift+F10) but it will delete and format the Whole Hard disk including E and D and i have my masters thesis and all my photos and files and you can say that my life is there so is there any Solution please.
My Questions Are :
1- Can i remove my Hard disk from my laptop, then copy my files in another pc ? If yes is it safe or not and does it works and i've deleted my C and old Windows so can the other PC Read it ?
2- Can i download another Windows 7 or 8 or 10 (GPT version) in a Flash and install it without loosing my Files in D and E Directories?
Please i need your Help
 
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You will need to use file recovery software they are all deleted when you tried to convert the hard disk drive.

If you have not converted hard disk drive then boot your computer into BIOS setup utility and enable legacy boot mode.
 
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i decided to install new windows 10 system in my Lenovo g50-70 laptop .(i was on windows 8.1) ... during installation i've deleted my Old C drive and the Old reserved for system partition, when i try to make a new partition to install the win 10 inside it, i got this error : ("Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The Selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, windows can be only installed to GPT Discs.").

Your Lenovo has a UEFI bios, but when your W8.1 was originally installed it was installed in Legacy bios mode and used the MBR layout for the hard drive.

If you used the Media Creation Tool to make the Windows 10 setup USB then it can install Windows 10 in either of UEFI/GPT or Legacy/MBR mode. You got that error because you were trying to install in UEFI mode. You will be able to install successfully on the MBR drive if you use Legacy mode.

The way to choose which type of install to do is to boot from the install usb in the mode you wish to use for the install. When you use the Novo button to get the boot choice menu you should see the USB listed twice, once as a UEFI device and again as a Legacy device. Choose the one that is NOT described as UEFI and you will be able to install Windows 10 on your MBR disk.

If you do not see two entries for the USB in your boot menu then go into the bios and make sure that legacy CSM usb support is enabled.
 
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The best moving forward will be to look back at what you wrote, and take the advice from Freebooter and Bree above, coupled with my direction.

First, you wrote that you moved your important files to D and E. I'm *assuming* that your laptop only has a single drive, and these are partitions on that same drive. However, it's possible that this is not true - the original configuration showed either large capacity mechanical drives, or hybrid SSHD drives - but I haven't found any reliable information on whether there is a second drive bay / M.2 slot available to be used.

So, going on that assumption that it is all a *single* drive,. there are several ways to tackle this.

Follow Bree's advice to verify the way your BIOS / UEFI is set. If you can get it working from there *WITHOUT* having to wipe the entire drive / convert it to GPT, you're golden.

If not, and you need to convert, but want the files off of it first, then you have, really 3 ways to do it.

1) Pull the drive out as you supposed and connect it to another computer using some product (like this one SATA Wire 3.0 - USB 3.0 Interface to any 2.5" SATA Drive ) to help you connect it to another device in order to grab your data off of it.

Then you could reinsert it back into the laptop and completely clean it during install (and it's very easy to do this yourself, if you so choose, I can link you to a tutorial that clearly shows you how to make your drive instantly into GPT in just a few easy steps that you can do from the Windows install disc itself *during install* to boot.

2) Grab a free version of an OS that will fit on a USB thumb drive (many versions of Linux are able to be fully installed on USB drives as small as 4 GB), which can be live booted on your machine and you can copy the files that way as well, without having to actually remove the hard drive from the device at all. The beauty of this is that you don't have to worry about disconnecting / reconnecting cables and keep track of those pesky tiny M-sized screws. Of course, you'll need to be able to navigate your way through Linux in order to be able to do this. Alternatively, you could also download an .ISO version and burn that to a CD-R if need be and boot from that (though optical drive booting is typical much slower). But if you were to burn an .ISO you'd still need a USB drive to copy the files to, since the CD-R cannot be written to. So, easier to create the entire OS on the USB in the first place and boot directly from it - you can write the files to the USB as long as it has the capacity for the amount of files you want to copy.

3) Pull the drive out, put in a new hard drive (preferably an SSD) and install Windows on that new SSD, then use a device like the one I linked in the first option above to copy your files from the old device to your new Windows 10 install.

OK, so FWIW _ what you *should* have done was upgrade your existing Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 - it still works. I just did it in a VM about 3 weeks ago. You could still have done this *IF* you hadn't deleted the existing system and hidden boot / reserved partition. That would have saved you a *LOT* of headache. But as long as you actually *did* copy those files to the D / E drives (and not just made shortcuts or something similar) you'll be fine.

I really suggest that you consider option 3, it will keep your existing drive completely intact for you to access later, while you attempt to install Windows 10 on a completely fresh drive - but it does require an expenditure, so that is not a viable solution for everyone to consider.

Technically, option one also calls for expenditure if you don't have a device to connect the existing HD to another computer (HDs use a SATA interface, and you'll need access to one, either inside a desktop, or through the use of the device I linked to via USB3 on any machine - I've had that device for almost 7 years now, and I didn't bother with any of the software - you don't need it for your purpose either - just the actual connector to plug your hard drive on one side and the other end into a USB3 port (it hast to be USB3 in order to work correctly, I believe). And option 2 may require expenditure if you don't have any USB thumb drives handy.

At any rate, this should cover most of the scenarios for getting this accomplished pretty quickly.
 
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