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Windows 7: Not enough space are you serious??

19 Oct 2010   #1
djjamieg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Not enough space are you serious??

Hi Guys.

Got new HDD 1.5TB which I split into 2 roughly 686GB each and windows installer tells me not enough space to install.

Even thought I was clever by trying to add the 100mb system partition and naming it system and it still didn't work.

Am I missing something obvious?

Cheers in advance


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19 Oct 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello djjamieg.



It sounds like it may be trying to install to the space you created for the "System Reserved" partition.


Are you selecting the correct partition at this dialog box?

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19 Oct 2010   #3
djjamieg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I tried just the 686 partition and with the 100Mb partition in front of it same issue both times.

Even if i put the drive back into one partition it says the same thing.

Frustrating
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19 Oct 2010   #4
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

Maybe you should start again, I would suggest a secure erase of whole drive.
When trying OS install just let the install do what it wants, choose nothing, the install disk will create the system reserve again, but it should not try and install whole OS there.??????.
If you do get a clean install, you can shrink the OS partition after the fact, and add the other partitions you want.
You do not really want a 600+GB, OS partition do you?
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19 Oct 2010   #5
djjamieg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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
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19 Oct 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spyknee View Post
Maybe you should start again, I would suggest a secure erase of whole drive.
When trying OS install just let the install do what it wants, choose nothing, the install disk will create the system reserve again, but it should not try and install whole OS there.??????.
If you do get a clean install, you can shrink the OS partition after the fact, and add the other partitions you want.
You do not really want a 600+GB, OS partition do you?


Very good points.

Do the wipe "secure erase" you can use the Windows installer to create the SysResv partition while you are creating the other partitions, just create the SysResv partition first and mark it "Active" while creating it so the boot files will be created there.

Then create the second partition to install Windows to, 600 is way too big, we're seeing real issues with people trying to install to too large a space, I wouldn't create a space to install to larger than 200GB, that is plenty large.

Just create those 2 partitions for the install then create the others after it's finished.


Have a look at this tutorial at the link below for all the pertinant info; be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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19 Oct 2010   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

One thing more DO NOT: mark any other partition as "Active" for the install, it will cause serious issues.
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19 Oct 2010   #8
djjamieg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have figured it out!

Probably should of mentioned my other HDD had xp 64 and win7 32bit on it, so that disk had a system partition which win7 32 was using.
So when I've tried to install win764bit on the 2nd HDD it threw a wobbler because it couldn't have the C path as a system partition because it was already present on another drive.

Only realised this when I removed the 1st drive on the off chanve this was the case and the install was now finally started.

Thanks for your input tho guys.
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19 Oct 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have a thorough look at this one for some relevant info on that situation.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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19 Oct 2010   #10
djjamieg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did what I put make sense?
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