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Windows 7: not enough space to temp install files

26 Sep 2010   #1
liquidflesh

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
not enough space to temp install files

I have seen this post in a few differant spots but never an answer that works. im tring to upgrade a computer with vista premium to 7 ultimate. Ever time it tells me that there is not enough space for the temp install files. there is over 60gb of free harddrive space. i have ran system cleanup, defrag, i have deleted all the temp files i can find and still the same thing.

please dont tell me to just do a clean install as this is not an option for this computer.

i have spent the last 5 hrs searching for a solution, and everyone i have found doesnt work.

does anbody know a solution that does.

thanks

edit: i did not mean to type xp. the computer is running vista


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26 Sep 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello liquidflesh, welcome to Seven Forums!





There is no straight upgrade path from Windows XP to Windows 7, I have seen some recommend a third party SW that will do it but I have no first-hand knowledge if it's a safe method to use or if you will lose data in the process.

How's that, I didn't say that a clean install is the only way, not in so many words anyway.
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26 Sep 2010   #3
liquidflesh

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

i didn't mean to type xp, it is running vista.

thanks and thanks for the welcome
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26 Sep 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

That's different, though before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.

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26 Sep 2010   #5
liquidflesh

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

here is the screen shot


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26 Sep 2010   #6
liquidflesh

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

today is not my day. i will get the right picture up in a sec

ok. that is the right thing. why is the harddrive not listed??
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26 Sep 2010   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

That just shows an Optical Disk Drive (DVD-ROM) and doesn't detect a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) that's the issue, the Windows installer in not detecting a HDD to do the upgrade to.



Where's the HDD?
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26 Sep 2010   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by liquidflesh View Post
today is not my day. i will get the right picture up in a sec

That's what I wanted but it doesn't show a HDD being detected by Windows Vista.
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26 Sep 2010   #9
liquidflesh

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

good question. windows loads just fine. everthing runs just fine. what would cause that?
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26 Sep 2010   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Sorry mate, I didn't mean to make light of your situation.



Is the BIOS detecting the HDD?

Take the installer disk out before you do anything.
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