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Cannot Install-30GB Partition-Does not contain the required Free Space

  1. #11


    paarkhi, I'm wondering whether the sysres is to be blamed. If you have the energy and good backups, you can try making sysres bigger in PW, then run the 8 install. How big? maybe 300mb.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 30
    Win 7 Ultimate (32bit), Win 8 CP (32bit)


    @Bill2, Can you tell me how to increase SysRes (System Reserved) Partition please?
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  3. #13


    Boot from the Partition wizard CD and just pull the sysres slider to the right till you get around 300 mb. Heres a tut on PW.

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  4. #14


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    Win 7 Ultimate (32bit), Win 8 CP (32bit)


    Can I do this with Acronis Disk Director Suite which I already have installed on my system because I don't have a blank CD on hand
    Last edited by paarkhi; 21 Sep 2011 at 07:57.
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  5. #15


    I cannot guide you with the details, but I guess you should be able to.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 30
    Win 7 Ultimate (32bit), Win 8 CP (32bit)


    Can I make bigger than 300 MB (means If I make bigger than 300MB will there be any problem in booting) because this is my primary as well as active partition
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by paarkhi View Post
    Can I make bigger than 300 MB (means If I make bigger than 300MB will there be any problem in booting) because this is my primary as well as active partition
    Acronis Disk Director can be used. If increasing the sysres don't work, you know what you need to do right?
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  8. #18


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    Vista and Win7


    Another alternative would be to install on a VHD: Windows 8 VHD - Create at Boot to Dual Boot with

    You can install Win8 on a logical partition as long as you have one primary on the drive - in your case that is the 100MB partition. If it were a HDD without any OS installed, any promary would do. The installer will grab the first primary on the drive and make that active. Btw: You can also make your Win7 partition a logical.

    My Win8 partition is 39GB - and that worked. Maybe you can scrape a bit off another partition.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 30
    Win 7 Ultimate (32bit), Win 8 CP (32bit)


    Increasing the System Reserved Partition has solved the problem, I made it as 650MB and all my partitions are primary and I've successfully installed Win 8 Developer Preview Version
    Thanks to Bill2 and all the friends who have replied. Thread Solved
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  10. #20


    Posts : 21
    windows 7 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by paarkhi View Post
    Increasing the System Reserved Partition has solved the problem, I made it as 650MB and all my partitions are primary and I've successfully installed Win 8 Developer Preview Version
    Thanks to Bill2 and all the friends who have replied. Thread Solved
    how did you actually solve your problem ? when I tried to install window 8 developer preview on separate , I had installation hang at 27%, I tried everything, but finally had to install in a virtual box.

    now I have the 'does not contain enough space problem' with windows 8 consumer preview.

    any suggestions ?
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