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  1. #1

    re installation


    When I try to upgtade install w8 on a 50gb partition with more rhan 30gb free it says that there is not inough disk space
    Also it doesnt let me run the system repair

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  2. #2


    I had a free space error as well. My drive had 3 partitions (free space recovery 8.8GB, reserved 9MB, and main 400GB). In disk management, I had to make the 400GB partition "active." It warned me that if that partition didn't have system files on it, the computer may not work.

    I made it active. Everything seemed fine until the reboot. Error came up saying couldn't find bootmgr. So, I booted to the W8 DVD and it installed fine.

    So, my guess is W8 was checking the "active" partition, which was too small.

    THIS WORKED FOR ME. RESULTS MAY VARY.
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  3. #3

    upgrade instalation


    Quote Originally Posted by Phipsi1237 View Post
    I had a free space error as well. My drive had 3 partitions (free space recovery 8.8GB, reserved 9MB, and main 400GB). In disk management, I had to make the 400GB partition "active." It warned me that if that partition didn't have system files on it, the computer may not work.

    I made it active. Everything seemed fine until the reboot. Error came up saying couldn't find bootmgr. So, I booted to the W8 DVD and it installed fine.

    So, my guess is W8 was checking the "active" partition, which was too small.

    THIS WORKED FOR ME. RESULTS MAY VARY.
    Well, now it changed
    Sorry I dint mention it before
    I have multy boot on the PC
    I get now another msg that is attched
    Thnx
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  4. #4


    London, United Kingdom
    Posts : 17
    Windows 8 RTM Pro - 64 bit - Build 9200


    Glad You Got it Fixed.
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  5. #5


    I havent got it fixed, the simptoms just changed
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