Windows couldn't create partition, or locate an existing one.

Discussion in 'Windows 10 Upgrade and Installation' started by Jatin Kaushal, Nov 16, 2015.


Is this an issue for you too, even if you are not dual booting

  1. Yes, I HATE IT!!

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  2. Nope, works like butter!

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  1. Jatin Kaushal

    Jatin Kaushal New Member

    Jan 13, 2015
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    I downloaded the Windows 10 ISO from the website, Because I wanted a fresh install, so I started the installation, but now, when I am done partitioning, it says it cannot install. And I DO NOT want to create a new partition table on this, it has a ton of valuable data, which is too much to backup, and I have 2 Linux Distros side loaded with my Windows 8.1 installation. Another thing is, now I don't have windows, I deleted it to test if it works, it doesn't, and now I can't install windows 10. Please help
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
    Microsoft Community Contributor

    Oct 16, 2009
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    That message will usually pop up if Windows cannot create the partitions it needs to install. It can not overwrite a prior special partition, so you need some unallocated space for Windows to install.

    If we knew you were working with MBR or UEFI configurations, it would be helpful.

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