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

4 Weeks Ago   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Clean Install Windows 7


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4 Weeks Ago   #12
kermit jagger

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Download the Win 7 Drivers Drivers & Software for HP 250 G4 Notebook PC - HP Support Center.
Manual http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/p...r_na-c04652843
You also have to change some BIOS settings (like secure boot, fast boot).
Disable secure boot
Disable fast boot


Boot the Win 7 installation disk on UEFI mode (important) - Install - advanced - delete all partitions - install on the un allocated. Windows will create 3 partitions. Don't need to format. Just choose install.
What's the importance of installing on UEFI mode and what are the consequences?
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4 Weeks Ago   #13
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
None really but if your hdd or ssd is formatted as gpt you have too unless you change it to mbr instead
Hard Drive - GPT or MBR

Convert GPT Disk to MBR Disk
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4 Weeks Ago   #14
kermit jagger

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

"Setup was unable to create a new system partition...."-n31k0st.jpg

I've clicked on the delete function and it says I might lose important files from the laptop manufacturer.
As I've said I've somehow merged system files and "HPDOCS" with the unallocated space.


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4 Weeks Ago   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Did you do the above
Unallowcated should be fine and is best to not have any system reserved partitions created by the installer.

Next would be to see if the disk is formatted mbr not gpt.

If you have secure boot and a disable option use it
Boot and os type should hopefully have an option to choose other os instead of uefi or windows uefi mode.
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4 Weeks Ago   #16
kermit jagger

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Did you do the above
Unallowcated should be fine and is best to not have any system reserved partitions created by the installer.

Next would be to see if the disk is formatted mbr not gpt.

If you have secure boot and a disable option use it
Boot and os type should hopefully have an option to choose other os instead of uefi or windows uefi mode.
So you saw the picture above and you claim there's absolutely no harm in deleting that entire partition even if it contains "system files"?
If so, I disable the legacy boot mode and proceed to boot from USB, deleting the partition. What happens next?
Is there a way to un-merge the partition so I don't have to delete the HP recovery files?
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4 Weeks Ago   #17
kermit jagger

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've tried booting with the legacy boot mode disabled and it said there were no devices to boot from. There's nothing listed when I press f9.
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4 Weeks Ago   #18
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

If you disabled Legacy boot mode and you can't boot the USB installation disk, It hasn't been assembled right. What tool did you use to make the USB installation disk?
Use Rufus Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way and get the iso from here: Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool
As you said that your laptop came without OS and the HPDoc you already deleted, there is nothing more to loose.
Just in case, make a new partition leaving the system partition with 200M.
Install Win 7 on the remaining partition. Windows will create the appropriate partitions.
As your hardware is new, UEFI mode it's more appropriate to install Win 7 64.
Follow the steps on my previous post (10).
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4 Weeks Ago   #19
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

You say you can't boot from your USB drive in UEFI. Does your installation has the efi/boot folder?
The efi/boot has to be added to the installation, it isn't provided by M$.

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...arting-efi.jpg
http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...rting-boot.zip
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4 Weeks Ago   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Unallowcated space is where you would install too
Not sure posting links to instruction will help you if you don't follow the instructions on them
Boot to the flash drive not uefi listing rufus offers.
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Also make sure the flash drive is inserted in a usb2 port.
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