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    Installing Win.7 PRO on an SDD drive Asus Sabretooth Z77 mobo

    I have a Friends PC here

    He wishes me to Install Win.7 PRO on an SDD drive Asus Sabretooth Z77 mobo


    Have a Kingston SDD NOW 300 installed

    It gets to the screen " Where do you want to install Windows"

    Shows Disk 0 Partion 2 as primary

    Then " Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition"

    I tried the mobo CD but could find nothing to help nor in the mobo manual

    Any tips would be appreciated, first time using an SDD drive

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    Installing Win.7 PRO on an SDD drive Asus Sabretooth Z77 mobo

    Maybe you need the boot partition? Not where the OS resides, but the other, tiny partition, for the bootloader stuff?

    Normally, with a blank drive, Windows Installer will create this little partition automatically.

    Is there any data on the SSD that needs saving? If not, use DISKPART.EXE and "CLEAN" the SSD, then go back to the drive-selection screen, and REFRESH, and then create a new partition, and it should automagically create the mini-bootloader-partition too, and then install the OS into the larger remaining primary partition.

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    Installing Win.7 PRO on an SDD drive Asus Sabretooth Z77 mobo

    during the first part of installing win7, select the drive and then tell it to format it and then continue the installation.

    that should setup any partitions required.

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    Installing Win.7 PRO on an SDD drive Asus Sabretooth Z77 mobo

    The bios configuration should be set to AHCI mode.
    The "optimized default" setting (for Z77 boards) may be: IDE mode, so double-check that it's set to AHCI mode.
    This must be done prior to installation of the operating system.

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