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#1 Malavio

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 05:33 AM

I have been trying to install the windows 10 tech preview as a dual boot with windows 8.1. I keep getting the same error message, there is not enough free space on the selected partition. I have raised the partition size to 256GB. Should that not be enough for the new OS to run well on?

 

I used to diskmgmt.msc function in windows 8 to make the new partition. I shrink my existing drive and simplify the drive before restarting and trying to install the tech preview. Am I doing something wrong in the process?



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 05:35 AM

Hi Malavio :)

What kind of installation are you picking when installing Windows 10? "Upgrade" or "Custom"? You need to pick a "Custom" one, and then select the partition you created as the installation destination for Windows 10.

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 05:43 AM

I am trying to do the custom install option and selecting the partition I created for the new os


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Posted 08 May 2015 - 06:49 AM

How many partitions do you have on your drive right now? And what are they?

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 07:03 AM

I have a 3.50 Mb and the 973 GB I can make another one very easily using the method I described above. So since the installs had failed  I extended the big partition back to absorb the one that I had attempted to use for the install. I can remake the partition of any size I need to do so.



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 08:00 AM

How are you trying to install Windows 10? From a USB drive, a CD/DVD? How did you create that bootable DVD and/or USB?

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 10:03 PM

DVD I used IMGburn to burn an ISO



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 10:18 PM

Alright, create a new partition, but this time, right-click on it and select Mark as active. Once done, try to install Windows 10.

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 10:19 PM

Ok I will try that, thank you very much. I will update when I am able to try this



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 11:56 PM

It worked perfectly thank you very much. I went back and marked my main partition as the active and restarted after. It gave me a small issue where I needed to run a startup repair. I ran it from the windows 10 disk and it worked beautifully. I am now able to duel boot like a boss. Thank you again sir.



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 11:56 PM

No problem Malavio, my pleasure :)

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