Can't install windows 7 and Linux "Was unable to create a new system patition"

I know there are a few threads about this topic.

However most of them are new HDD, or things where they would wipe the HDD

I am on linux, and I can NOT wipe my HDD. I created a new partition with GParted, and it selected it while installing Win7, however I cannot install on there.

I do not want to write windows 7 ontop of it, and reinstall linux

In case it matters, which I am sure it does not:

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  1. have you tried other partition programs like partition magic?
  2. firo40 said:
    have you tried other partition programs like partition magic?


    I have not. HOWEVER, I did format the HDD using the windows installer.I also deleted the partition and remade it inside the windows installer, and it DID remake the paritition, but it says it was unable to create/find it though. Even though I selected it, so it did find it.

    So, I don't think other tools like partition magic would work, if the one inside windows didn't work either
  3. Partition magic is amazing its a bootable utility not ran in an operating system that allows you to edit and alter existing partitions aswell as create new ones. http://partition-magic.soft32.com/
  4. firo40 said:
    Partition magic is amazing its a bootable utility not ran in an operating system that allows you to edit and alter existing partitions aswell as create new ones. http://partition-magic.soft32.com/


    I should have made this more clear.
    I have linux currently, I want to install Windows 7 along side with it.
    Partition Magic is a windows application, where I have linux only right now
  5. firo40 said:


    Yes. I used GParted. to part.
    I also used the partitioner tool inside the windows installer.
  6. Is Linux on a separate hdd or is it a cd boot program?
    You can't run Linux/Ubuntu on the same hdd as Windows OS.
  7. TenPc said:
    Is Linux on a separate hdd or is it a cd boot program?
    You can't run Linux/Ubuntu on the same hdd as Windows OS.

    It is on the same hdd
    What is dual booting then?
    I'm know you can, but i don't know how to do it with linux installed first.
    Many people install windows first
  8. You can do it but it is not recommended.... it stresses the hard drive severely.

    The boot order in the bios would only point to the hard drive and not the partition but there is another tab that offers a different selection of Boot options whereby you might be able to select the Drive letter (or Partition) so it apppears in the boot Menu.
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