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Windows 7: Windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space

19 Apr 2013   #1

W7 32 bit
Windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space

Help! Please

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19 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Hi ADOE and welcome to Seven Forums.

Your problem seems to be that the partition is not formatted to NTFS and there doesn't seem to be any space on it. Please have a look here: Clean Install Windows 7

Do you have any data on the hard drive?
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19 Apr 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AD0E View Post
Help! Please
More detail is needed. What exactly are you trying to do as it appears you already have a version of Windows 7 installed. Are you trying to upgrade that one or install a second instance of the OS?
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19 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 8 Pro x64

Do you have a different OS installed that is of a different file system by any chance? For example any distro of linux?
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19 Apr 2013   #5

W7 32 bit

@senseless1707 yes installed ubuntu
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19 Apr 2013   #6

Windows 7 SP1 x64

Can't remember the exact error, but my brother had a similar issue installing Win 7 and after hours of troubleshooting HDDs, worked out that he had to use a DVD to install 7, trying to install from USB caused that error or something similar

Are you trying to install from USB or DVD ?
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19 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7 Pro-x64

How to Remove Linux and Install Windows on Your Computer

Forgot to mention, If you want to retain Linux and choose to modify the existing Linux partitions to allow more room for a Windows partition, Microsoft will not support Windows installed in this manner.
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19 Apr 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Yes I had linux installed also you have to make partitions of the hard drive for it to work
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19 Apr 2013   #9
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

Since you can't shrink the Linux partition while Ubuntu is running (because it is using it), you will need to boot into Ubuntu using a LiveCD or LiveUSB -- and then run GParted to shrink the partition to make some room. Don't format the new unallocated space -- the Win7 installer will let you do that.
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19 Apr 2013   #10

W7 32 bit

Thanks guys :)
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