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


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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 ?
If you have a 100MB active system partition, move the bootmgr to C: and it will work: Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD - Windows 7 Forums
 

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1- convert partition to logical
2- format system reserved partition (0)
 

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[Solved]Cannot Install-Does not contain the required Free Space

Friends,
I'm unable to install Win 8 due to "Setup was unable to use the existing system partition because it does not contain the required Free Space" error, it'd nice if someone can help. The screenshot is from within Windows 7 but when I try to install from outside also by booting from the installation disk, the error is the same. Help much appreciated
Thank you

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format disk 0 partition 1 system reserved
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    core i 5
    Motherboard
    asus
    Memory
    6 g
    Browser
    mozilla
    Antivirus
    symantec