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Vista won't install

Last response: in Windows Vista
October 26, 2008 7:27:16 AM

I just bought windows vista Home Premium but
when I try t install it, i get to the point where it
asks me on which hard drive i want to install it.
i tell it to install it on my new 500GB hard disk
and it says that windows does not find a size suitable
for vista to install

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October 26, 2008 12:48:03 PM

On that screen at the bottom there should be an option for 'tools' or 'disk tools' and there you will be able to partition and format the drive. If that does not work then:

1. Make sure the drive is not on a SATA port ladled 'RAID'

2. If need be put in an XP disk and partition and format it NTFS there. Then try the Vista install again.
October 26, 2008 2:30:44 PM

With multiple HDDs in a machine you may be better off disconnecting the drives besides the installation designated HDD and using the bios to select the boot drive after the installation is completed and all the HDDs are hooked back up.

Partitioning and formatting the new HDD are definitely going to have to be done to be able to install any OP/SYS.