Nowadays dual system gets more and more popular and many users choose to install two operating systems on their hard drive. If you also decide to install another OS on your disk, it is possible that you encounter some problems, especially Windows cannot be installed to this disk issues. Among these issues, you probably receive an error message saying “Windows cannot be installed to the hard disk space. Windows must be installed to a partition formatted in NTFS”.
Do you know what this message means? Why does it appear in your Windows? Actually, it is because of the incompatibility of file system on the target partition which installing OS to. In Windows, the operating system installation must meet the requirement that the target partition should be in NTFS file system. Otherwise, you will fail to do this work.
Fix Windows Must Be Installed to a Partition Formatted as NTFS
Once experiencing such an issue, how to fix it? In fact, it is very easy, just format partition to NTFS. If there is an available operating system, you can directly format the target partition to NTFS with Disk Management or diskpart. If there is no OS available, during the process of installation, you can format this drive. However, it is likely that you fail to format with 0x80070057 code. Therefore, in this case, MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD can help you. As a professional partition manager, it is reliable to do partition and disk management.
Step 1: Burn MiniTool Partition Wizard .iso file to a USB flash drive, then connect to your computer and set to boot your computer from this device.
Step 2: In the main interface of MiniTool Partition Wizard, right click the target partition to select “Format” feature.
Step 3: Then choose NTFS from file system list. Click “OK” to continue.
Step 4: Finally click “Apply” to fix Windows must be installed to a partition formatted in NTFS issue.
With the help of MiniTool Partition Wizard, you can easily format your partition to solve Windows installation issue. If you also meet such a problem, don’t worry. Just try this professional tool. Hope you can solve your trouble.
In addition, during the process of Windows installation, you probably have other problems, such as Windows cannot be installed on GPT disk, Windows cannot be installed on MBR disk, Windows cannot be installed on dynamic disk, and here this post gives you detailed information about the related issues.