Windows 10: Can't install. possible partition error Solved

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  1.    28 Mar 2016 #51

    windows has changed the partitions to
    1 sys reserve 500 mb
    2 698.1 gb but its still throwing this error at me
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       28 Mar 2016 #52

    Ok, run one of the partitioners and shrink the o:\partition, so that you leave however much free unallocated space as the Windows ten install you wish to occupy, say 60 GB as a round figure, more if you want.

    start setup again and see if setup accepts the unallocated space

    okay so just into the setup, and now ive got "we couldnt install windows in the location you chose. 0x80300001"
    what location did you choose?

    I don't understand what you mean by this:

    windows has changed the partitions to
    1 sys reserve 500 mb
    2 698.1 gb but its still throwing this error at me
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  3.    28 Mar 2016 #53

    okay windows has whizzed away and has re partitioned my drive. there is no longer an O:, local disc is now F:
    it has created a partition for the system reserve at 500mb and formatted the hdd
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  4.    28 Mar 2016 #54

    If all else fails, here is a revised procedure:

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    OK, KalamityKatt, time to walk you through almost a surefire way to get Windows 10 to install. You are going to need your bootable Kyhi's recovery drive - and some way of getting the Windows 10 64-bit ISO file. This will wipe your hard drive. I'm only going to explain what to do in some steps - not exactly how to do it. This is quite lengthy, so I would suggest printing it out, but it almost guaranteed to work.

    Boot computer from Kyhi's Recovery disc.
    Run MiniTool Partition Wizard.
    Right click on the disk icon for your installed hard drive, select Delete All Partitions.
    Attachment 71983

    Right click on the disk icon again and select either Initialize to MBR disk or rebuild MBR - whichever option you have, one or the other.
    Click Apply.
    Now right click in the unallocated space and create a new NTFS primary partition, drive letter T, 4096 MB in size, at the end of the hard drive.

    Attachment 71984

    Click Apply. Right click on the T: drive partition and select Mark Active, click apply.
    Swap out the DVD and insert the Windows 10 DVD
    Copy all the files/folders from the Windows 10 DVD to T: drive.
    T: drive should look like this:

    Attachment 71986

    Open Command Prompt and run the following commands.
    CD Boot
    bootsect /nt60 T: /force /mbr

    Now, remove all USB flash drives, DVDs, CDs, and restart your computer, booting from the hard drive as usual.
    Windows setup should start.
    Select the custom install option. One partition should be listed on the disk, with a big unallocated space. Click on the unallocated space to install to and then next. Do not create any extra partitions, Windows setup will do that for you.

    If everything finally completes installing Windows 10, come back and I'll show you how to get rid of the dual boot menu you will be left with.
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  5. Fafhrd's Avatar
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       28 Mar 2016 #55

    Ok is the \Sources folder anywhere to be seen? in F:

    If you alt tab, you should be able to get back to the Winpese and explorer to see all the changes being made
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  6.    28 Mar 2016 #56

    we did it! thanks so much for your help guys, im now looking at a nice clean windows 10 install.
    serious props guys, couldnt have done it without you
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  7. Fafhrd's Avatar
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       28 Mar 2016 #57

    As we say at the North Pole, Ho Ho, HO!
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