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

06 Mar 2017   #11
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

- For installing any Win (7 or 10) you must detach (power or SATA cable) of ALL other HDD or SSD or you may end with Win in one disk and the boot loader on another.
- I don't like win 10. There is nothing there I like or need. And I don't like the idea to share my stuff without permission.
- You can install win 10 using the Win 7 key. Still works.
- For the USB flash disk to have win 7 (or 10) installation, you should look for 4G or bigger.
- As your M.2 is 256G there is no need to move \Users to the HDD. In my case I have a 128G with Win 7 and Lubuntu, so I moved \Users to D: using Kari tutorial. The needed files to relocate on Win 7 are here. https://www.sevenforums.com/attachme...d-relocate.zip
Attached are the files to relocate on Win 10




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06 Mar 2017   #12
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
4gb's should be large enough for a 7 or 10 installer I would normally use Rufus I believe option 3 here,
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

I also believe one can still upgrade for free one just has to contact MS directly or use the win-7 activation key after 10 is installed.
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06 Mar 2017   #13
wykyd

Windows 10 Home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Once installation is over, open device manager and load all missing drivers.
What exactly do you mean by this? I had planned on downloading driver software once I was finished. From what I read, I was under the impression that pre-loading all the drivers was so they would install themselves. I'm looking to try and at least setup the Win7 install tonight if not do the install as well. I just want to be 100% before I do anything else.

Not gonna lie, I'm a bit daunted by the process, but I've never turned down a challenge. I've been out of the computer tech game for a long time, but this can't be much harder than the html coding I used to do... I can only hope at least xD
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07 Mar 2017   #14
wykyd

Windows 10 Home x64
 
 

From your guide...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
- From your MB manufacture site, download the latest chipset USB 3, SATA drivers (32 and 64 bits) and any other drivers you need (like MVMe disk driver). They must be multi file type (*.inf, *.cat, *.sys) and not a *.exe, *.msi or *.msu type.
And here is where I have ran into my first problem. My SSD drivers are on an .exe as are my chipset and SATA. Is there a work around for this?

(EDIT)
I think I was able to figure out the SATA drivers. I also think I figured out the drivers for Intel(R) Management Engine Interface (if I even need these), but am curious because on Intel's site they say I need to do a win7 update before installing those drivers. (Kernel-Mode Driver Framework 1.11 (KB 2685811) must first be installed if you are using Windows 7*.) My question for those is they go in the "others" folder?


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07 Mar 2017   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You would only install 64 bit drivers if using a 64 bit machine so it would not need the 32 bit driver so discard those.
Each one would have a setup.exe it is the installer but as stated you only install the one that applies to the bit you're installing 64 bit or 32 bit not both.

Device Manager - Finding Unknown Devices
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07 Mar 2017   #16
wykyd

Windows 10 Home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wykyd
(EDIT)
I think I was able to figure out the chipset drivers.
I'm sorry, I meant the SATA drivers.

Also, how do you do that folder view to show the different paths? I would like to post my current setup to make sure I'm doing this right... :P

(EDIT)
Not sure if this is how it should be done, but worked :P


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07 Mar 2017   #17
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Not sure what you're showing exactly
That screen shot shows the chipset zipped folders contents you extracted all from ?
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07 Mar 2017   #18
wykyd

Windows 10 Home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
I build my skylake computer last June and also had some problems.
I'll give you a general guide. If you need more details, please be free to ask.
- Download the Win 7 SP1 iso - With the MS iso downloader (https://www.heidoc.net/php/Windows%2...Downloader.exe) download your win 7 brand.
- You have to add the SATA, AHCI, USB 3 and M.2 drivers to the Win 7 SP1 installation disk. Asus has an application to do it. http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mis...852.1488762401
Read my tutorial Create a Windows 7 USB flash installation with new drives for new MB's
- Once the drivers are inserted to the Win 7 SP1, burn a DVD or use Rufus to make a USB flash disk boot able. Make it UEFI boot able. Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way
- On BIOS, disable fast boot, secure boot and enable CSM (Compatible System Mode). Under CSM, set boot disk priority to UEFI and disable net boot.

Detach all other HDD or SSD leaving on only the M.2 960.
Boot your modified Win 7 SP1 installation disk on UEFI mode, not legacy.
Go to install - Advanced - Delete ALL partitions - create new. It will create 3 partitions.
- UEFI - 100M - Fat32
- MSR - 120M - RAW
- Large NTFS
Choose to install on the large NTFS.

Once installation is over, open device manager and load all missing drivers.

For the updates:
MS releases SP2 for Windows 7
This is what I'm doing. I'm trying to make an installer that I can directly install Win7 to my SSD. The problem I'm running into is the drivers for the chipset and the NVMe drive. Using this guide: Create a Windows 7 USB flash installation with new drives for new MB's
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07 Mar 2017   #19
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Okay,
Which manufacture each has a utility to create the installation media
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07 Mar 2017   #20
wykyd

Windows 10 Home x64
 
 

And not that I've made it this far yet, but I had another question. In the guide, at the end the different cmd files that are made does not include the "Discharge" cmd that is included in the zip file. What is it's purpose and when would you run that cmd? (Left image is from your guide, right image is from the Drives7.zip

Quote:
Go to Drives7\Install.
Run Install_info.cmd. You’ll see the four indexes.
Run Install_X.cmd as administrator (right click).
Every step finishes with a pause so you can check if successful.
When all successful and done, run the Clean.cmd and then Mount_Info.cmd. Mount_Info should give you a No mounted images found. Congratulations: first step done


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