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Can't install windows 7 from a USB stick

I am trying to install windows 7 from a USB onto an SSD drive.

When I get to the screen which asks me to select where I want to install windows, once I press next it says:
"Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the Setup log files for more information"
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everytime.

I have disconnected all other drives and tried installing to the SSD drive. didn't work.
I have disconnected the SSd and tried installing to regular HDD. same error.
I have changed many bios settings and tried again but didn't help.
I have ran cmd and clean'd the drive, didn't help.
I have deleted all partitions, create new partitions, formatted, nothing seems to help

These are the parts I'm using:
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/hNFGnQ
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  1. did you try to delete the existing partition? Delete the one there, then create an new one and format it NTFS.
  2. notherdude said:
    did you try to delete the existing partition? Delete the one there, then create an new one and format it NTFS.


    yes, it still says the same error.
  3. Sorry, reread the OP and you had already tried that. That is the only drive connected right?
  4. notherdude said:
    Sorry, reread the OP and you had already tried that. That is the only drive connected right?


    Yes, that and the usb drive which has windows on it.
  5. Best answer
    rayzard said:
    notherdude said:
    Sorry, reread the OP and you had already tried that. That is the only drive connected right?


    Yes, that and the usb drive which has windows on it.


    I'm out of ideas but as a kitchen sink effort I would reload optimized defaults in BIOS and then make sure that:

    1. The SSD is connected to the first SATA 6 gbs port (sata III) - avoid any Marvel ports or RAID ports
    2. Just check in the BIOS and be sure the drive is the 'first' drive
    3. Also in the BIOS make sure the SATA mode is set to AHCI
    4. If you get the same error try again deleting the existing partition but stop there and let Windows partition and format automatically
    5. Try a Windows DVD, it could be something about USB which is still a bit iffy and flaky as a Windows install method.
    6. If you have a Windows XP CD try installing that but then switch from the XP dosk to the 7 disk between boots after the partitions have been created and formatted

    That's all I got for now.
  6. notherdude said:
    rayzard said:
    notherdude said:
    Sorry, reread the OP and you had already tried that. That is the only drive connected right?


    Yes, that and the usb drive which has windows on it.


    I'm out of ideas but as a kitchen sink effort I would reload optimized defaults in BIOS and then make sure that:

    1. The SSD is connected to the first SATA 6 gbs port (sata III) - avoid any Marvel ports or RAID ports
    2. Just check in the BIOS and be sure the drive is the 'first' drive
    3. Also in the BIOS make sure the SATA mode is set to AHCI
    4. If you get the same error try again deleting the existing partition but stop there and let Windows partition and format automatically
    5. Try a Windows DVD, it could be something about USB which is still a bit iffy and flaky as a Windows install method.
    6. If you have a Windows XP CD try installing that but then switch from the XP dosk to the 7 disk between boots after the partitions have been created and formatted

    That's all I got for now.


    I tried all of that except a DVD drive as I don't have one.

    I decided to try windows 8 instead and it seems to have worked first time.

    From my Google searches it seems to be a common problem with installing from USB with Windows 7. and I found and tried lots of the solutions that worked for other people but it wasn't working for me.

    Thanks for the help anyway :)
  7. rayzard said:
    notherdude said:
    rayzard said:
    notherdude said:
    Sorry, reread the OP and you had already tried that. That is the only drive connected right?


    Yes, that and the usb drive which has windows on it.


    I'm out of ideas but as a kitchen sink effort I would reload optimized defaults in BIOS and then make sure that:

    1. The SSD is connected to the first SATA 6 gbs port (sata III) - avoid any Marvel ports or RAID ports
    2. Just check in the BIOS and be sure the drive is the 'first' drive
    3. Also in the BIOS make sure the SATA mode is set to AHCI
    4. If you get the same error try again deleting the existing partition but stop there and let Windows partition and format automatically
    5. Try a Windows DVD, it could be something about USB which is still a bit iffy and flaky as a Windows install method.
    6. If you have a Windows XP CD try installing that but then switch from the XP dosk to the 7 disk between boots after the partitions have been created and formatted

    That's all I got for now.


    I tried all of that except a DVD drive as I don't have one.

    I decided to try windows 8 instead and it seems to have worked first time.

    From my Google searches it seems to be a common problem with installing from USB with Windows 7. and I found and tried lots of the solutions that worked for other people but it wasn't working for me.

    Thanks for the help anyway :)


    Cool. Windows 8 should do you fine.
  8. rayzard said:
    notherdude said:
    rayzard said:
    notherdude said:
    Sorry, reread the OP and you had already tried that. That is the only drive connected right?


    Yes, that and the usb drive which has windows on it.


    I'm out of ideas but as a kitchen sink effort I would reload optimized defaults in BIOS and then make sure that:

    1. The SSD is connected to the first SATA 6 gbs port (sata III) - avoid any Marvel ports or RAID ports
    2. Just check in the BIOS and be sure the drive is the 'first' drive
    3. Also in the BIOS make sure the SATA mode is set to AHCI
    4. If you get the same error try again deleting the existing partition but stop there and let Windows partition and format automatically
    5. Try a Windows DVD, it could be something about USB which is still a bit iffy and flaky as a Windows install method.
    6. If you have a Windows XP CD try installing that but then switch from the XP dosk to the 7 disk between boots after the partitions have been created and formatted

    That's all I got for now.


    I tried all of that except a DVD drive as I don't have one.

    I decided to try windows 8 instead and it seems to have worked first time.

    From my Google searches it seems to be a common problem with installing from USB with Windows 7. and I found and tried lots of the solutions that worked for other people but it wasn't working for me.

    Thanks for the help anyway :)


    I have the exact same problem and I'm at a complete loss as to what to do next.

    Did you install Windows 8 through USB or DVD?
  9. mroliveros said:
    rayzard said:
    notherdude said:
    rayzard said:
    notherdude said:
    Sorry, reread the OP and you had already tried that. That is the only drive connected right?


    Yes, that and the usb drive which has windows on it.


    I'm out of ideas but as a kitchen sink effort I would reload optimized defaults in BIOS and then make sure that:

    1. The SSD is connected to the first SATA 6 gbs port (sata III) - avoid any Marvel ports or RAID ports
    2. Just check in the BIOS and be sure the drive is the 'first' drive
    3. Also in the BIOS make sure the SATA mode is set to AHCI
    4. If you get the same error try again deleting the existing partition but stop there and let Windows partition and format automatically
    5. Try a Windows DVD, it could be something about USB which is still a bit iffy and flaky as a Windows install method.
    6. If you have a Windows XP CD try installing that but then switch from the XP dosk to the 7 disk between boots after the partitions have been created and formatted

    That's all I got for now.


    I tried all of that except a DVD drive as I don't have one.

    I decided to try windows 8 instead and it seems to have worked first time.

    From my Google searches it seems to be a common problem with installing from USB with Windows 7. and I found and tried lots of the solutions that worked for other people but it wasn't working for me.

    Thanks for the help anyway :)


    I have the exact same problem and I'm at a complete loss as to what to do next.

    Did you install Windows 8 through USB or DVD?

    through usb
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