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Windows 7: Win 7x64 install error Setup was unable to create (rest below)

04 Dec 2015   #1
frankluke

Win7x64
 
 
Win 7x64 install error Setup was unable to create (rest below)

It has been so long since I have done this. I get to install windows, next disk is selected (says logical partition) Should just be empty-low level format was done it previously
Next and I get the infamous:

"Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locatean existing system partition"
Drive is SATA, win 7 is x64 full install (it's not the disk, I used it years ago to do this. I have no other drives installed except the dvd of course.

I remember something about drivers? Maybe not-But every solution I found talked about disconnecting all other drives etc, there are no other drives.

Thanks-it's a pc for my niece.
Frank


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04 Dec 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I don't believe you can install on a logical partition or drive it needs to be unallocated space or formatted into NTFS
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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04 Dec 2015   #3
frankluke

Win7x64
 
 

I am not sure why it is formatted like that, but guess I did it after I low lwvel formatted a few months ago. I tried diskpart and forgot most of it. But the link you posted is great. I was going to just take the drive out and reformat it - I hav afew different ext usb 3.0 devices ...but I have decided to follow the article-would be nice to remember how to do some of this stuff.

Thanks very much for the quick and informative reply
Frank
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05 Dec 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

No need to take the drive out, just delete it to unallocated space and install windows, as Mike stated.

Clean Install Windows 7

Unplug (power cable) any other drives 1st.
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05 Dec 2015   #5
frankluke

Win7x64
 
 

Yes I know now-Got it using diskpart-took 5 minutes-Thanks
Frank
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05 Dec 2015   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Glad you got it going again
Come back anytime
Cheers.
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05 Dec 2015   #7
frankluke

Win7x64
 
 

Probably am done with W7, I am using 8 and registered there also.....Thanks again....
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