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Solved I can't install Windows from USB in hard drive


kmint

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[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.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus X501A
    CPU
    Pentium 2020M 2.4GHz Ivy Bridge
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. X501A1 (SOCKET 0)
    Memory
    4 GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1366x768 Generic PnP Monitor on Intel HD Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    298GB Western Digital WDC WD3200BPVT-80JJ5T0 (SATA)
    Mouse
    Always touchpad with Asus' Smart Gestures
    Browser
    7star
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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