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2 years ago#1
Hello everyone:
I recently got a ssd for my old laptop and want to give my laptop some new life.
When I tried to install windows it gives me an error saying "setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the Setup log files for more information."
I know it can install on my desktop just not my laptop.
Is there a way I can get this setup log files as I am running this off the dvd. :/
Also I was able to boot off this ssd before hand so I am not sure what is wrong.
Any help would be great.

I was thinking of running the install off my desktop and finish the install on my laptop as an option.
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2 years ago#2
did you format the drive and attempt to create a new partition?

if not, that's what you need to do.
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2 years ago#3
tried that and also it appears that it doesn't want to work on my desktop. did a different idea and ghost an old laptop drive and ghost it on to this one. Worked so far. Not sure why it doesn't like my intel SSD
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2 years ago#4
I actually have the same issue with one of my intel ssds, oddly enough i was able to install a fresh copy of xp on it but whenever i tried to reinstall windows 7 or 8 it'd just error out.
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2 years ago#5
If the SSD doesn't want to work with your laptop or with your desktop, I would think the SSD is faulty.

Unless both are very old and have an non compatible version of SATA.
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2 years ago#6
We need more detail, what is the model of your laptop? What operating system are you trying to install?
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