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I can't install Windows from USB in hard drive

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    Windows 8.1 x64

    [SOLVED] I can't install Windows from USB in hard drive


    SOLVED: I changed the partition label from Logic to Primary with Easeus Partition Master and I am now installing Windows 7. You can delete this thread if you wish.

    My old laptop died. It had Windows 8 (upgrade only) over Windows 7. I purchased a new laptop, but also sent the old broken one (motherboard dead) to be fixed. I kept the hard drive and used it for different things. I formatted it completely and created two partitions called E: and F:.

    Today I received the old one fixed, so I inserted the hard drive again and tried to install Windows 7 again from my USB drive as I always did, before installing the W8 upgrade that I purchased.

    But I can't install Windows 7 and I don't know why. The installation goes well until the point of choosing the partition E: and pressing the proceed to install button. Then it won't go ahead.

    The partitions were created from the new laptop and therefore they are not C: and D: but E: and F: and both are logic partitions but not primary. Maybe this is the problem? Or do I need some sort of drivers?

    Any suggestion will be highly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by kmint; 03 Sep 2013 at 07:15.

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