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My computer used to have Windows 7 x64 installed in it, but I reduced the partition size of it and installed Windows XP Professional x86 instead (earlier this year). Now, I am finally ready to make the move to x64 (I am a music producer, a lot of my programs only run on Windows XP 32-bit) but I have run into a bit of trouble. I've put my Windows 7 Ultimate installation DVD in my DVD drive and I've selected Custom Install. When I select the Unallocated Space as my target, Windows tells me that the "Setup was unable to use the existing system partition because it does not contain the required free space." Meanwhile I have 919.1GB of unallocated space!

My partition(s) are set-up as follows:

Disk 0 Partition 1: SYSTEM, 100.0MB Total Size, 5.0MB Free Space, Type: System
Disk 0 Unallocated Space, 919.1GB Total Size, 919.9GB Free Space, Type: (blank)
Disk 0 Partition 2: FACTORY_IMAGE, 12.3GB Total Size, 2.2GB Free Space, Type: Primary

I would appreciate any help guys. I now my installation works because I was able to install Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro without any problems (oh, the irony). If it helps, I have a UBCD4WIN disk on hand so I can always fire that up for any utility. Can anyone offer me some help? I'd greatly appreciate it. Also, have a happy New Year,

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Windows tells me that the "Setup was unable to use the existing system partition because it does not contain the required free space." Meanwhile I have 919.1GB of unallocated space!

My partition(s) are set-up as follows:

Disk 0 Partition 1: SYSTEM, 100.0MB Total Size, 5.0MB Free Space, Type: System
Delete the existing SYSTEM partition. It only has 5 MB of free space, that's what setup is complaining about. It will create a new one, or just put the system files on the OS partition.
 
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