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'Not enough disk space'

  1. #1


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    'Not enough disk space'


    My experience with Win 8 is uptill now very short....
    At the start of the installation (DVD 64 bit via setup.exe in Win 7) an error pops up: ' installation can not continue, not enough disk space.
    This is very strange because there is still 50G of disk space (SSD) available.
    Win 7 is running fine on my system.
    I prefer an upgrade install, not a clean installation.

    I really have no clue how to solve this. Who can help me?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 4
    Win7


    Is there really nobody who can help me...?
    I've bought a Win 8 upgrade. I would like to install it....

    This is my issue in 'graphical terms': ( sorry, in Dutch)

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  3. #3


    I think your "system reserved" partition is too small - quite a lot of faffing to get there but 200Mb should be enough.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 4
    Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by MadHorseman View Post
    I think your "system reserved" partition is too small - quite a lot of faffing to get there but 200Mb should be enough.
    Okay, thanks. How can I resize this? It seems not to be possible via Diskmanagement....
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  5. #5


    Quite a lot of faffing....!!
    BACK IT ALL UP!!
    Shrink C: by 200Mb
    Move it up by 200Mb so there's zero free space after.
    Increase the size of the system reserved so there's zero free space after it.
    Try again to load Win 8.

    I use Paragon Partition Manager - make the bootable usb stick - seems to work for me!
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  6. #6


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Shink Partition C: you will need a third party partitioning app like Paragon Software,
    You can download, a free versions from here:
    Paragon Partition Manager Free Edition - Free Download
    You will need to register for a Product Key.
    http://download.paragon-software.com..._en_manual.pdf
    Paragon Partition Manager 11 - How to Resize a Partition - YouTube



    Shink with paragon
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    Extend with Disk managerement
    Partition or Volume - Extend - Windows 7 Forums

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  7. #7


    Posts : 4
    Win7


    Thanks! :-)
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  8. #8


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    You are welcome.
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