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RanjP
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Q180 clean windows7 installation issue - Cannot create partition?

Hi Guys

 

Trying to install windows 7 Ultimate N (legit version) on a new clean Q180 via a USB stick.

 

The stick has been prepped wihtthe MS tool, and managed to figure out a way around the "CD/DVD drivers" error message (switch USB ports), but when I get a few steps on to choose a partition to install to I get stuck again.

 

The screen shows 3 partions - a partition called Lenovo (13GB), an empty unformatteed partion (~480GB) and a system partition (25GB) .  Sizess are from memory, so may be a bit out.

 

When I choose to format the 480GB partition, it works (well, it thinks for a bit and then seems to complete), but when I go to hit next, it says it cannot create the partition.  Have tried several times backwards and forwards, and differerent partition sizes for the new partition, no joy....Any ideas?

 

I have built 10s if not 100s of PCs before, but the last one was a few years back, at this point if this was a deskop I'd whip the drive out and format it on another machine, but want to avoid opening the 180 so soon!  :smileyfrustrated:

 

Also, would like to think things have gotten easier, not harder since then!!! :smileymad:

 

Thanks in advance

 

R

RMattoo
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Re: Q180 clean windows7 installation issue - Cannot create partition?

Hi

 

Welcome To Lenovo Community

 

Please try deleting the complete partion and then create fresh ones

If USB drive is not allowing you may try same using a Windows OS CD

Or you can create a fresh bootable USB for instillation  and try

 

 

How to Create a Bootable Windows 7 Installation USB Flash Drive
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2432-usb-windows-7-installation-key-drive-create.html

How to Install Windows 7 from a USB Key
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/howtos/how_to_install_windows_7_beta_a_usb_key

How To: Install Windows 7/Vista From USB Drive [Detailed 100% Working Guide]
http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-install-windows-7vista-from-usb-drive-detailed-100-working-guide/

Use a USB Key to Install Windows 7
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd535816.aspx

 

 

 

 

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-windows_install/clean-install-of-windows...

 

 

Hope This Helps

Cheers!!!

 

 

 

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bublible
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Re: Q180 clean windows7 installation issue - Cannot create partition?

having the same problem of "...to figure out a way around the "CD/DVD drivers" error message (switch USB ports)..." - what exactly did you do, please?
RMattoo
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Re: Q180 clean windows7 installation issue - Cannot create partition?

 

Hi

 

Solution would be  to plug the USB stick with the Windows 7 installation into one of the USB 2.0 ports rather than an USB 3.0 port.  Windows 7 installation media doesn't currently have the necessary USB 3.0 drivers.

May be this is causing the issue

 

 

Hope This Helps

Cheers!!!

 

 

 

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