Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: "windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition 1"

23 Dec 2017   #1
llamaface

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
"windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition 1"

Hello,

I'm in the process of doing a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium for my Dell Latitude E5530 laptop that currently has windows 10. I was following this video "Windows 7 Formatting and Clean Installation [Tutorial] - YouTube" and ran into a problem shown in the pictures Below. What am I suppose to do in layman's terms to complete the install?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
23 Dec 2017   #2
DMHolt57

Win7 Home Premium x64 W10Pro&Home
 
 

Disk 0 Partition 2 is where all your space is, in Disk Management you can shrink the volume by about 120GB. Format the unallocated space then install to that location. That would be 120x1024=122880
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2017   #3
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi llamaface,

read our tutorial
Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

You need to delete partitions 2 & 3, (click on drive options) and then let the DVD run its course

Points to note
Are your USB ports USB3 if so you will need to import the drivers for them otherwise the install will FAIL
What is your current BIOS state EUFI will also require a different install type
Not all W10 comps have downgrade rights, do you have a valid W7 product key


Roy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

24 Dec 2017   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Welcome to the Forum.

We need to know more about your hardware.
Please edit your profile with All the specs. System Info - See Your System Specs - Windows 7 Help Forums

From the partitions and size of your drive I guess that it isn't the Win 10 drive. Did you replaced the original drive?
If your computer came with Win 10, you must change some BIOS settings.
- Disable secure Boot. Some computers has it as OS= Other, some as CSM (Compatible System Mode)
- Disable Fast Boot.

Is your Win 7 installation disk on a DVD or USB flash?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2017   #5
llamaface

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Welcome to the Forum.

We need to know more about your hardware.
Please edit your profile with All the specs. System Info - See Your System Specs - Windows 7 Help Forums

From the partitions and size of your drive I guess that it isn't the Win 10 drive. Did you replaced the original drive?
If your computer came with Win 10, you must change some BIOS settings.
- Disable secure Boot. Some computers has it as OS= Other, some as CSM (Compatible System Mode)
- Disable Fast Boot.

Is your Win 7 installation disk on a DVD or USB flash?
The laptop originally had windows 7. I'm not sure what type though since my mom got it from a thrift shop that refurbished it. Also, the Win 7 installation is on a DVD.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2017   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

If it came originally with Windows 7 it should have one of these somewhere on the computer.
Maybe in the battery compartment.

"windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition 1"-coa-sticker.gif

Jack


My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2017   #7
llamaface

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
If it came originally with Windows 7 it should have one of these somewhere on the computer.
Maybe in the battery compartment.

Attachment 402223

Jack
It was win 7 home premium OA. Thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2017   #8
llamaface

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi llamaface,

read our tutorial
Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

You need to delete partitions 2 & 3, (click on drive options) and then let the DVD run its course

Points to note
Are your USB ports USB3 if so you will need to import the drivers for them otherwise the install will FAIL
What is your current BIOS state EUFI will also require a different install type
Not all W10 comps have downgrade rights, do you have a valid W7 product key


Roy
What are the chances that something can go wrong after deleting 2&3?

Are your USB ports USB3?
Yes they are. How do I import them and where do I import them to?

What is your current BIOS state?
The system information says the BIOS Mode is Legacy

Do you have a valid W7 product key?
Yes, I bought a new one.

Sorry for the late reply BTW.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2017   #9
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi

Dell actually provide an excellent recovery tutorial and download options, follow this link
Reinstall Microsoft Windows


notes
provided the service tag no: is picked up by the tool you may not even need that purchased key.
It may automatically pick up the pre-installed key, or you can use the one on the COA sticker

Looking at the homepage for that model the USB3 drivers will be included
LEAVE the Bios as legacy.

AS IT SAYS IN THE TUTORIAL
ALL USER DATA WILL BE LOST, (unless backed-up)

If you use another or the Dell recovery options drives 2 and 3 will be over written, no worries there.


Roy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2017   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

If you recently bought a Win 7 ultimate, there are big chances it's pirate.
My suggestion is to install Win 7 HP using the COA sticker key. If you don't have a Win 7 HP SP1 disk, we can send you a M$ link so you can download it.

To install you need to boot from Win 7 installation disk, go to install - Drive options (advanced) and delete all 3 partitions (everything on disk will be erased) - Create new partition. It will create one small RAW partition (120M) and one big NTFS partition. Choose the big NTFS and proceed.
Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

Did you replaced the original drive?
Is your Win 7 installation disk on a DVD or USB flash?

You didn't gave us ALL your hardware specs as Memory, CPU etc.
When you booted from the Win 7 disk, did it asked for a driver on CD / DVD?

For the updates use the offline updates MS releases SP2 for Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 "windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition 1"




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
"Windows Loading Files" infinite loop, Can't Boot USB "disk error"
hello, let's just get to the point, i had this problem recently where my pc can load windows, it keep looping pc's on - booting - then "Windows Loading Files" - restart it's infinite :cry: i don't know what to do, i don't have a cd rom, and i can't reinstall my windows from USB because every time...
General Discussion
"Windows cant be installed as it is GPT partition style"What do I do?
Besically about 2 months ago I installed Ubuntu on my laptop and now i am trying to put back windows. However when i try to install it, it says: "windows cannot be installed in this partition as it is GPT partition style. As I received this message i tried to find out what to do and I tried soooo...
Windows Updates & Activation
"Windows cannot be installed on this disk" - Win7 on SSD
Hi, I am trying to install Win7 on the following cpu: i7 3770k motherboard: gigabyte z77x-d3h sdd: samsung 830 I booted it up right after building it and booted into the Win7 installer.
Installation & Setup
"Windows cannot be installed to this disk"
Hi there, I found this useful forum while doing a google search on the error, which is: "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu". I have tried the methods...
Installation & Setup
How fix "This disk doesn't contain a Windows-XP compatible partition"?
While trying to install Windows XP I faced a new problem: When I deleted the partition and made a new one the system assigned the drive letter J: to C: and my bootable disk's drive letter became C:. I have tried it to disconnect my external 500 GB hard disk but the error didn't solve. I now get...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:17.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App