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Windows 7: Windows 7 Pro Fail to set disk

23 Apr 2011   #1
speedhunt3r

Windows 7, Ubuntu 10.10
 
 
Windows 7 Pro Fail to set disk

Hi, I am trying to install windows 7 over my previous installation, I have deleted the disk, formatted it, tried to create a new partition, but windows says it is unable to install windows 7 on that partition. The disk is clean, no other partitions exist, and the disk is healthy. I tried testing the win 7 disk on virtualbox and it works just fine, but the setup does not like my disk I don't know why.

I have two disks

Disk 0 would have my linux, swap, and my media partition

Disk 1 is blank 320GB where I want Windows.


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23 Apr 2011   #2
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

All Windows versions need to copy files to the FIRST drive in the system. That is just the way it is.
If that first drive has Linux on it and formatted in whatever the Linux file system is then the Windows install can't read or write to that drive.
Not only that but from what I've seen and heard Win 7 always creates a 100MB partition on the FIRST drive in the system, a system reserve partition that holds the boot files. Again if it can't create that partition the install will fail.
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23 Apr 2011   #3
speedhunt3r

Windows 7, Ubuntu 10.10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shootist View Post
All Windows versions need to copy files to the FIRST drive in the system. That is just the way it is.
If that first drive has Linux on it and formatted in whatever the Linux file system is then the Windows install can't read or write to that drive.
Not only that but from what I've seen and heard Win 7 always creates a 100MB partition on the FIRST drive in the system, a system reserve partition that holds the boot files. Again if it can't create that partition the install will fail.
Yeah I realized it would be something like that, so I just physically disconnected my first disk, than the setup ran fine. Shutdown => reconnect disk => startup. =D
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23 Apr 2011   #4
speedhunt3r

Windows 7, Ubuntu 10.10
 
 

I can't find the "mark thread as solved" option under thread tools... can an admin please mark it for me? or tell me how to do it, thanks!
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23 Apr 2011   #5
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

You are welcome
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