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Installation Windows 8 Developer Preview Developer DVD

  1. #1


    Utrecht
    Posts : 17
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64

    Installation Windows 8 Developer Preview Developer DVD


    Dear forum readers,

    I have a problem when trying to install:

    Windows 8 Developer Preview with developer tools English, 64-bit (x64)

    When using the DVD tool from Microsoft as explained in one of the tutorials in this forum,
    I receive the following error message:

    The disc does not have sufficient free space.

    I use a 4.7GB DVD disc, and the size of the Windows 8 Developer Preview with tools English, 64-bit (x64) iso file
    size is: 4.83 GB.

    Of-course this is the source of my problem, and i need a way to fix it.

    What i am doing currently, is downloading the Windows 8 Developer Preview without tools.

    I have read some solutions, but they did not offer what i am looking for.

    I need a way to install the complete version with developer tools, including:

    64-bit Windows 8 Developer Preview
    Windows SDK for Metro style apps
    Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Express for Windows 8 Developer Preview
    Microsoft Expression Blend 5 Developer Preview
    28 Metro style apps including the BUILD Conference app

    I only have a normal DVD drive, no USB stick of the required size, but I have a second hard-disk with sufficient space.
    AND I have an external USB hard-disk with sufficient space.

    Tried to install from local hard-disk in Windows 7 by using the setup.exe in the sources directory, gives me the following error:
    To install Windows, make sure that the partition on your bootdisk has at least 1243 Megabytes (MB) of free space.
    Error code 0x80070490

    I think i will buy a USB stick with enough capacity, but if someone has a quick fix, it would be very welcome!

    Best regards,

    zx81
    Last edited by zx81; 20 Nov 2011 at 13:04.

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  2. #2


    Quote Originally Posted by zx81 View Post
    Tried to install from local hard-disk in Windows 7 by using the setup.exe in the sources directory, gives me the following error:
    To install Windows, make sure that the partition on your bootdisk has at least 1243 Megabytes (MB) of free space.
    Error code 0x80070490

    I think i will buy a USB stick with enough capacity, but if someone has a quick fix, it would be very welcome!

    Best regards,

    zx81
    Don't make that USB purchase yet.

    Can you screen shot your disk management and we'll try and sust it out for you.
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  3. #3


    Utrecht
    Posts : 17
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Thanks for helping me aem!

    Here is my disk management picture.

    Click image for larger version
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  4. #4


    I'm assuming to have selected D: to install WDP on, if so you might need to first format with. RAW file system might not be detectable.
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  5. #5


    Utrecht
    Posts : 17
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    I'm assuming to have selected D: to install WDP on, if so you might need to first format with. RAW file system might not be detectable.
    That is not correct, D: is the DVD drive, do you or anyone have another suggestion?

    I want to install on disk 0.

    Best regards,

    zx81
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  6. #6


    Boot from Windows XP Live CD (Google it) and try to install from the second hard drive you have
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  7. #7


    Format the unallocated space on disk 0 to NTFS. Download and install WinRar, trial is fine, integrate and set to handle .iso files. Open the .iso in WinRar and browse to the sources folder, double clik the setup.exe file, all of the files will extract to a temp folder and the setup will start choose custom install and it will ask you which partition to install to...no dvd required.
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  8. #8


    Utrecht
    Posts : 17
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Solved!

    Formatted unallocated space on disk 0.

    Right now writing this from Windows 8 Developer Preview!

    Thanks a lot for helping me!

    Best regards,

    zx81
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  9. #9


    Yeh format the unallocated space will help lol. Sorry for being dislexic.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 1
    Windows 7


    hi all,

    im facing similar problem as zx81...tried 2 instal win 8 dev preview wid an external hard disk but its nt booting, moreover wen i try 2
    install it directly thru setup der is no such option to install it 2 a specific folder..it automatically selects keep nothing and install wdp..
    help needed..thnx in advance.
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