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Oct 11

Windows 7 – “Setup was unable to create a new system partition”

Just a quick post here.

I was trying to install Windows 7 on a brand new SSD on an AMD A75 based motherboard with A10-5700 processor. After banging my head off it trying to do diskpart clean and zeroing sectors, switching to legacy IDE mode for the SATA controller, loading AHCI SATA drivers and unplugging the dvd drive the solution was: DON’T USE A USB3.0 KEY AS THE INSTALLATION MEDIA

Switching to a USB2.0 key for installation solved the issue and I was able to install as normal.

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