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Windows 7: 4GB USB - Won't Create Partition Primary

28 May 2011   #1

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4GB USB - Won't Create Partition Primary

I hope I put this in the right spot.

Okay I am trying to make bootable USB so I can reinstall my Windows 7, but when I get to the step to create partition primary, it tells me there is insufficient space to do so. What's up with that? I really need to get my laptop back working before the 14th, because I am going up to my grandparents' house for the summer and would like to bring my laptop with me. I also don't want them to find out I broke it so...heh.
Also, I've tried burning the ISO to a 4GB DVD disk with ImgBurn but every disk I do gives me an error, and I only have 3 DVDs left and I don't want to try again because I don't want to waste them. I actually just went out to buy this USB so I'm really upset that I'm having issues with it. ):

Thanks for the help!

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28 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

have you tried following the instructions in this tutorial

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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28 May 2011   #3
James Colbert


What File system are you using on the key?
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28 May 2011   #4


This small utility is the easiest method to write the ISO to flash stick. Just place Win7 in the dropdown menu: Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux

Where did you get the ISO? If you have further problems you may need to download another, or check the HASH against official Win7 HASH.

Tips for getting a perfect clean reinstall of Win7 based on hundreds done here: Reinstalling Windows 7
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