We couldn't install Windows in the location you chose: 0x80300024


  1. Posts : 683
    Windows 10 x64
       #1

    We couldn't install Windows in the location you chose: 0x80300024


    After many (I mean many) failed attempts to install 1709 over the last week, I decided to do a clean install.

    Bad luck... also that failed.

    Can't do a clean install - tried various times.

    My last attempt was to (again) boot from USB (with 1709),
    then do : diskpart clean
    Reboot
    select drive
    format
    then [next]

    "We couldn't install Windows in the location you chose. Please check your media drive. Here's moreinfo about what happened: 0x80300024"

    Is there another solution rather than having to detach all the drives (many), being a complex job as the connectors are difficult to be reached. Microsoft can't expect users to detach the hardware...

    We couldn't install Windows in the location you chose: 0x80300024-snagit-06012018-163409.pngWe couldn't install Windows in the location you chose: 0x80300024-snagit-06012018-163842.png

    the drive is a SSD

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
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  2. Posts : 17,372
    Windows 11 Pro
       #2

    Delete the partition on drive 1, then highlight the unallocated space that will be on drive, then click next.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 x64 version 1903
       #3

    NavyLCDR said:
    Delete the partition on drive 1, then highlight the unallocated space that will be on drive, then click next.
    I had this exact problem with Win 10 Pro 2004 and after much work and misdirection, this worked for me!
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  4. Posts : 683
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #4

    BillinDetroit said:
    I had this exact problem with Win 10 Pro 2004 and after much work and misdirection, this worked for me!
    This is a very old thread. Major updates and fresh install would not not install.
    Tried endlessly, for days... there is a separate thread about this on this forum.
    until I learned that Windows should be installed on drive 0. In my case drive 0 was some backup drive, installed later.
    I disabled the drive in the BIOS, drive 1 (SSD) then changed into Drive 0. Install went fine after that.

    see: "1709 Fails to install and how to remove multiple recovery partitions?"
    1709 Fails to install and how to remove multiple recovery partitions? Solved - Page 4 - Windows 10 Forums
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  5. Posts : 17,372
    Windows 11 Pro
       #5

    tfwul said:
    This is a very old thread. Major updates and fresh install would not not install.
    Tried endlessly, for days... there is a separate thread about this on this forum.
    until I learned that Windows should be installed on drive 0. In my case drive 0 was some backup drive, installed later.
    I disabled the drive in the BIOS, drive 1 (SSD) then changed into Drive 0. Install went fine after that.

    see: "1709 Fails to install and how to remove multiple recovery partitions?"
    1709 Fails to install and how to remove multiple recovery partitions? Solved - Page 4 - Windows 10 Forums
    Which drive # you install Windows to is of no consequence. You can just as easily install Windows to drive 1, 2, 3 or 10.
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