Windows 7: Setup was unable to create a new system partition

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Charger440
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Windows 7: Setup was unable to create a new system partition

Post by Charger440 » Mon May 09, 2016 5:30 pm

1) Set your PC to boot from DVD via BIOS
2) Put the DVD in and let it load until you get to this screen: Screen to select language
3) Once at this screen, press: (SHIFT+F10) to get a CMD window

4) MAKE SURE YOU SELECT THE DRIVE YOUR INSTALLING WINDOWS TO NOT ANOTHER. In the CMD window


Type in Each Command and Press <ENTER> Key as follows:

5) DiskPart <ENTER>
6) list disk <ENTER>
7) select disk 0 <ENTER>
8) clean <ENTER>
9) create partition primary align=1024 <ENTER>
10) format fs=ntfs <ENTER> (Will Take a While)
11) assign <ENTER>
12) active <ENTER>
13) exit <ENTER>
14) exit <ENTER>

After it completes, exit the INSTALL COMPLETELY and reboot.
Once you are back in, go about installing Windows just DO NOT ALLOW Windows to create a new partition, use the only one there.

Windows will now install


This info was taken from here: Give credit to them, not me.
http://www.sevenforums.com/installation ... ition.html
Jim

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Re: Windows 7: Setup was unable to create a new system partition

Post by wmmiller » Mon May 09, 2016 6:09 pm

Thanks Jim. Good information. I sort of had this issue with an HP laptop that wouldn’t accept the recovery disks HP sent to me. It kept erroring out. The directions they sent on how to use the disks didn’t mention anything about it, but I had to clean the disk using DiskPart before it would work.
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Re: Windows 7: Setup was unable to create a new system partition

Post by theGuignol » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:59 pm

Thank you Charger440

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