Windows 10: Windows 10 Clean Install - We couldn't create a new partition or locat


  1. Posts : 5
    Windows Vista, 7, 8.1, 10
       30 Jul 2015 #1

    Windows 10 Clean Install - We couldn't create a new partition or locat


    I originally made a USB key which booted fine, but could not install on any partition on two different PCs and 4 different drives. It gave the error message "We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files." Tried different hard drives/partitions even a completely blank drive.

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    Did the usual wipe all partitions (on the two drives that are blank). I re-ran the MediaCreationToolx64 to make an ISO and now it is installing correctly. Is there a US English location I can download somebody's image of their USB drive or just try the 2 hour download again?

    AND is their an explantion other than something went wrong creating the USBKEY? It is a brand new key (it is 3.0 but the ports are 2.0).

    Thanks!
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  2. Posts : 5,101
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.483
       30 Jul 2015 #2

    How did you create the flash drive? I use Rufus and never have a problem.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 5
    Windows Vista, 7, 8.1, 10
    Thread Starter
       30 Jul 2015 #3

    Ztruker said: View Post
    How did you create the flash drive? I use Rufus and never have a problem.
    I used the Microsoft MediaCreationToolx64 (which is basically the Windows 10 setup program plus downloader, etc.) like I was supposed to.

    I just wish MS would have let the thing same a .img or something of the USB key image in case you wanted to make another.
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  4. Posts : 5,101
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.483
       30 Jul 2015 #4

    It does allow that. Create the ISO then use Rufus as I said to create the flash drive.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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