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

4 Weeks Ago   #41
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
For the record the flash drive would be formatted as ntfs not mbr as the rufus tutorial shows I suppose it is still mbr though
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4 Weeks Ago   #42
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

This video show how to configure BIOS on your laptop.
HP 255 G3 Windows 7 installation - YouTube
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4 Weeks Ago   #43
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Screw all that, just install windows in Legacy mode (non uefi) on a MBR disk

Create 1 partition to install windows on.

I always use a Partition Wizard Boot CD to setup my drive, I delete any partitions on the drive, then I create 1 primary partition out of the entire drive, format it ntfs, set it Active, and align it.

Bootable Partition Manager| MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition
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4 Weeks Ago   #44
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

As your installation disk is a USB device, make sure you plug it to a USB 2.0 port and not to the USB 3.0 (Win 7 installation disk doesn't have the USB 3.0 drivers)
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4 Weeks Ago   #45
kermit jagger

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
As your installation disk is a USB device, make sure you plug it to a USB 2.0 port and not to the USB 3.0 (Win 7 installation disk doesn't have the USB 3.0 drivers)
That might the primary issue here. I've been using USB 3.0 and I also recall once not being able to install windows with a USB 3.0.

I've asked for help of someone with a bit more expertise than me and he also hasn't been able to do it. He installed Windows 10, therefore I guess I won't be posting in this thread any further.
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4 Weeks Ago   #46
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You can not install Windows 7 using a usb 3.0 port (blue) you must use a 2.0 slot (black)

What a waste this thread was
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