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Windows 7: Problem trying to format and reinstall w7

09 Mar 2011   #1
Gaupz

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit.
 
 
Problem trying to format and reinstall w7

Ok so Iam looking to do a complete format and reinstall of windows 7 64 bit, iam getting an error when i try to choose my 450 GB partition it tells me that windows cannot be installed here because there is not enough space, now i don't know why i get this error because no matter the size of my new partition 100-700 GB i cannot install windows to it, nor can i format and install to my main C partition

why am i getting this error can someone help?


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09 Mar 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello.


If there's nothing on the HDD you need to save, have a look at this information; you have to boot the Windows 7 installation DVD and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

No matter what you do, if you do a clean install you will have to reinstall all the programs/apps that you use, they integrate themselves into the Windows registry and are not moveable from one Windows installation to another so be sure to save the program activation keys where applicable.


After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, use Step One of this tutorial at the link below to do a wipe (secure erase) to the entire Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive.
  • Then if you do not want to create the new Windows 7 "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #2 to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to do the installation to.
  • If you do want to create the "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #3 to create, format and mark Active the System Reserved partition and then create and format the 100GB partition to do the installation to.
Either way, running the "clean all" then creating and formatting the partition(s) using diskpart will get you the best possible space to do a clean install of Windows 7 to; you can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional partitions after the installation completes if you choose.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

DISKPART : At PC Startup

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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09 Mar 2011   #3
gregrocker

 

Where did you get Win7? DId you burn the DVD yourself? Have you used it to successfully install before?

Are you booting the DVD to try install?

Can you wipe the HD first to get the cleanest install? Back up your files first.
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09 Mar 2011   #4
Gaupz

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit.
 
 

I have an OEM version of windows seven and iam booting from the CD and i have completed two successful reinstalls / formats before
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10 Mar 2011   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have you tried the complete wipe as suggested above?
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10 Mar 2011   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

I personally always use the CLEAN ALL; it is well worth the time.
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