So im installing a legit copy of Windows 8. I am upgrading from windows 7. Please note I have done this 2 months ago and it all worked perfectly fine. Same hardware. Same everything. Anyway, I am doing a clean install. I delete the win 7 partition so I have a completely clean one. I click that partition, and after about 5-10 minutes
I get an error message saying:
"Windows could not format a partition on disk 0. the error occurred why preparing the partition selected for installation. Error code: 0x80070057."
Is there anyway to fixing this? I have tried changing my SATA control mode to IDE but that disables my DVD drive. I have also unplugged any extra devices except for my keyboard and mouse just incase windows is trying to install a driver or something.
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You have to have an existing OS on the drive to do an install of windows 8. You cannot do a clean install of windows 8, it is an upgrade. Install windows 7 then upgrade to windows 8.
God damn it i feel like an idiot. I will tell you if it works