Windows 10: New WIN 10 Install on new SAMSUNG EVO 250GB SSD

  1.    03 Apr 2016 #1

    New WIN 10 Install on new SAMSUNG EVO 250GB SSD


    This is just what is says. A fresh win 10 install on a new SSD. Do not explain to me about cloning.

    To date I've upgraded the BIOS (UEFI) on a ASUS P67 Performance Gen3 motherboard. I've changed the SATA Mode to AHCI. I can see the drive in the BIOS.

    The Windows installer the page where it lists the drive partitions. I only see one drive partio

    Drive 0 Partition 1 239.9GB 232.8 GB Primary

    I get the error
    Windows can't be installed on drive 0 particion 1. (Show Detailes)

    The New button is greyed out and when I select next I get

    We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files.

    Thoughts?
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  2. Posts : 9,020
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       03 Apr 2016 #2

    Hello hiltonr92 and welcome to the forums. See if this will help https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html

    Are you installed in UEFI Mode? If so, when you boot from the USB drive use the entry that says UEFI and the name of your USB. If not in UEFI, boot from the name of your USB without UEFI in front of it. Delete all partitions on the drive until it says unallocated and then click the 'NEW" button. The installer will create all the necessary partitions. I hope that helps.
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  3.    03 Apr 2016 #3

    If the existing partition on the drive is 100% the capacity of the drive, then Windows setup has no place to create an EFI System partition to boot from.
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  4.    04 Apr 2016 #4

    When you get into the installer, you have the option of deleting the existing disk layout and starting over. As a corollary to NavyLCDR's preceding item, this will give the installer the room it needs to create the disk layout that will include the EFI partition and possibly also a recovery partition as well. Thus, for example, here's what my disk layout looks like on my production PC, just recently created for a clean install of Windows 10 on a new SSD as well:
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    The 47.69 GB unallocated at the far right reflects my use of Samsung Magician to overprovision the drive (This gives it room to grab unused sectors in the future, as current sectors exceed the recommended write limit, or show themselves to be defective.)
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  5.    08 Apr 2016 #5

    EdTittel said: View Post
    When you get into the installer, you have the option of deleting the existing disk layout and starting over. As a corollary to NavyLCDR's preceding item, this will give the installer the room it needs to create the disk layout that will include the EFI partition and possibly also a recovery partition as well. Thus, for example, here's what my disk layout looks like on my production PC, just recently created for a clean install of Windows 10 on a new SSD as well:
    Click image for larger version. 

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    The 47.69 GB unallocated at the far right reflects my use of Samsung Magician to overprovision the drive (This gives it room to grab unused sectors in the future, as current sectors exceed the recommended write limit, or show themselves to be defective.)
    HTH,
    --Ed--
    Looking at the disk image, I find my Samsung Evo to be partitioned differently. From left to right, I show: C, the (Boot, Page File, etc.) main partition; a 450MB Recovery Partition, then my overprovisioned unallocated space.

    I have no 100MB partition.
    I have the "main" partition (my C drive) to the far left, rather than after the recovery partitions.

    Does any of that matter?

    Ken
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  6. Posts : 1,179
    Windows 10 Home
       08 Apr 2016 #6

    iamc3k said: View Post
    Looking at the disk image, I find my Samsung Evo to be partitioned differently. From left to right, I show: C, the (Boot, Page File, etc.) main partition; a 450MB Recovery Partition, then my overprovisioned unallocated space.

    I have no 100MB partition.
    I have the "main" partition (my C drive) to the far left, rather than after the recovery partitions.

    Does any of that matter?

    Ken
    It can matter quite a bit but isn't necessarily a problem. The disk partitions Ed shows reflect a GPT disk scheme, booting UEFI. Yours is most likely an MBR disk scheme and you are booting Legacy, not UEFI.

    Kenn
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  7. Posts : 62
    Windows 10 Pro
       10 Apr 2016 #7

    If the SSD is empty, and there's nothing on it, then just choose the 'Custom' installation option during the install and that will offer you the various partition and formatting tools. Delete any and all the partitions on the drive. Then select the drive (now without any partitions) as where you want to install Windows 10 and everything will proceed without any problems. Windows 10 will create and format the partitions it needs and then install. After it's finished you can always use the Windows 10 Disk Management tool to shrink the primary partition to make room for any other partitions you might want to create on the same SSD.
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