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Windows 7: Not enough space are you serious??

19 Oct 2010   #11
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djjamieg View Post
Did what I put make sense?

Yes, that's why I posted that last link; the other Hard Disk Drive (HDD) was "System, Active" and that was causing the issues, the SysResv couldn't also be the "System" partition.

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19 Oct 2010   #12

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djjamieg View Post
I know this I've tried everything. Could it be because it's not a C pathname on the drive?

But will give it a go 2moz and post back my findings.

Thanks anyway
If the system reserve partition is being seen as the C:, Windows 7 will try to install there. Thats what Barefoot was getting at. The system reserved suppose to not impede this but because you tried to name things???????????? maybe. With my install all I did was allocate 80GB of the 90GB available. No format, and let it go.

I recently used my Windows 7 disk to align a SSD for an XP install. The Windows 7 disk created the system reserve partition here as well. The XP install disk listed the reserve partition as C:, OS would not install. So, I just deleted the reserve partition with the XP disk. Reboot and the larger partition I had created became the C:. Boom OS install complete.
Now Windows 7 needs the reserve partition so you cannot just delete it for a Windows 7 install.

So secure erase the disk, with Windows 7 disk, start process. When the partition part comes up select new, create a 60GB partition, thats it no format see if install occurs.
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19 Oct 2010   #13

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32

I'm composing yes, yes, yes and you're composing solved.

OS install 101, keep it simple. 1 disk to install and 1 place to install it.

senoir moment lol
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20 Oct 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Don't get me wrong I understand all that. I just wanted to play it safe. By turning off the other HDD to let the install go ahead on the new, which would then be marked active automatically was the safest option.
Now going to transfer data from old HDD to new then reformat and use as back up.

I love figuring things out as much as you guys and value all of your input.
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20 Oct 2010   #15
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

It is more satisfying to work things out yourself eh.
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