Windows 10: Multi boot system question....adding Vista

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  1.    23 Jul 2017 #1

    Multi boot system question....adding Vista


    Attached is a screen shot of my system hard drive set up. I'm using Easy BCD to boot to which ever OS as my mood strikes. I have some free space on drive X where I would like to install Vista ....for no other reason other that I can. Vista set up keeps giving an error message " cannot find or create proper partition to install Vista."
    What am I missing? I have managed to get all the other OS's installed including Linux.
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       23 Jul 2017 #2

    Delete the partition, then it will be unallocated and the vista install should work
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  3.    23 Jul 2017 #3

    Thanks but that did not work. Same error message "Windows can not find a partition adequate for installation"
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  4. Dude's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64
       23 Jul 2017 #4

    Try disconnecting the other drives, then run the install
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  5.    23 Jul 2017 #5

    warewasher2025 said: View Post
    Thanks but that did not work. Same error message "Windows can not find a partition adequate for installation"
    The Drive could have bad sectors try a different one ?
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  6.    23 Jul 2017 #6

    How many stand alone drives and how many are actually partitioned ?
    You have many drives running and also what type of drive you installing the os on ?

    Also if your trying to install it on a partitioned drive with a os on it I would think the MBR wouldn't allow it
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  7.    23 Jul 2017 #7

    I suspect it wants to create it's own System Reserved Partition which it can't do on an MBR type disk that already has 3 primary partitions on it.
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  8.    23 Jul 2017 #8

    My main Windows 10 is a stand alone M.2 drive
    Windows 7 & 8 and the partition where I would like to put Vista are on a 1 TB SSD
    Windows 10 Creator's Edition and a data partition are on a 120 GB SSD
    Linux is on another SSD with another data partition
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  9.    23 Jul 2017 #9

    warewasher2025 said: View Post
    My main Windows 10 is a stand alone M.2 drive
    Windows 7 & 8 and the partition where I would like to put Vista are on a 1 TB SSD
    Windows 10 Creator's Edition and a data partition are on a 120 GB SSD
    Linux is on another SSD with another data partition
    MBR or GPT?
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  10.    23 Jul 2017 #10

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