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Issues Installing Windows server on HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8

 
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pnr_dk
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Issues Installing Windows server on HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8

We have some old HP ProLiant DL360p Gen 8 server, that has been running Linux and VMWare. Now I am trying to install Windows server 2016 (also tried 2019) on them. But on the step for choosing where to install Windows, I get an error when trying to format the disk:

Windows cannnot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style.

Then I tried to follow some troubleshoot guides like the one below, but without any result:

https://www.troubleshootingcentral.com/windows-cannot-be-installed-to-this-disk/

I also tried selecting a driver for the disk controllers before formatting, but also without any luck.

Anyone that can point me in the right direction?

Thanks very much in advance

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Anu_K
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Re: Issues Installing Windows server on HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8

Hello,

Looks like you've already tried most of the possible troubleshooting steps to fix this. However I found similar issue reported on our community, you can try the additinal troubleshooting steps mentioned in this post, 

https://community.hpe.com/t5/ProLiant-Servers-ML-DL-SL/Help-Me-to-solve-Problem-of-installing-windows-Server-2012-R2-in/m-p/6995629#M160985

Hope it helps!

 

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pnr_dk
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Re: Issues Installing Windows server on HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8

I manage to solve the problem by deleting the disk array and creating it again, and configured a bootpartition