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Windows 7: Not enough diskspace?

20 Jul 2010   #1
sunstreak

Vista Home Premium
 
 
Not enough diskspace?

Trying to upgrade from Vista Home Premium to Win 7 Ultimate; I have read a bunch of the threads here... but none seem to apply to me; as I have 493MB free. I even tried increasing the space on my recovery partion by 20 MB in-case that's where Win 7 was trying to instal... nothing.

Everything I tweak/deactivate/prepare still leaves me with the error message of "Not enough diskspace." -Sigh.


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20 Jul 2010   #2
sunstreak

Vista Home Premium
 
 

P.S.

I passed the Windows 7 upgrade advisor.
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20 Jul 2010   #3
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

As far as I am aware you need at least 16GB of space to install windows 7 32 or 64 bit, you have nowhere near enough room to install it if you only have 493 MB or did you mean 493 GB?

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...uirements.aspx



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20 Jul 2010   #4
sunstreak

Vista Home Premium
 
 
Gigabytes!

I meant GB. I have 493GB free!!!
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20 Jul 2010   #5
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sunstreak View Post
Trying to upgrade from Vista Home Premium to Win 7 Ultimate; I have read a bunch of the threads here... but none seem to apply to me; as I have 493MB free. I even tried increasing the space on my recovery partion by 20 MB in-case that's where Win 7 was trying to instal... nothing.

Everything I tweak/deactivate/prepare still leaves me with the error message of "Not enough diskspace." -Sigh.
Be welcome to SF!!
If I were you, I would not do an upgrade. Upgrade usually give headaches as devices that stop working because of Incompatible between operational systems. The same applies to some applications and software. Without counting error messages as reported by you.
Anyway, I wish you the best in your endeavor!!

Let us know the results!!!

"PLEASE REP ANYONE WHO HELPS YOU"
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20 Jul 2010   #6
sunstreak

Vista Home Premium
 
 

Could I use Acronis to create a partion and move my personal folder there, do a clean Win 7 install on my main partition and then import my personal folder into Win 7 afterwards?

I can redownload/re-install all my software, I have no problem with that. But I have too much iPhone/Movies/Music to just erase them.
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20 Jul 2010   #7
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sunstreak View Post
Could I use Acronis to create a partion and move my personal folder there, do a clean Win 7 install on my main partition and then import my personal folder into Win 7 afterwards?

I can redownload/re-install all my software, I have no problem with that. But I have too much iPhone/Movies/Music to just erase them.

Yes, you can do it. But I would recommend using an external hard drive for it. Make a backup manually, moving the contents of the personal folders only, to avoid potential problems in time to restore it.
Let us know the results!!

"PLEASE REP ANYONE WHO HELPS YOU"
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20 Jul 2010   #8
gregrocker

 

Drag your active User files to external HD or DVD, then clean your HD before installing Win7: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

If you can't do this, then go ahead and format a data partiition on the right side of your HD by shrinking Win7, then creating and formatting partition. Drag your User files into it.
Partition or Volume - Shrink
Partition or Volume - Create New

Then when you boot the Win7 DVD, use Custom>Drive options to delete, create and format the first OS partition to install upon. As long as you don't touch the second data partition, your data will be safe.

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21 Jul 2010   #9
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Greg's advice is sound as always


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