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Installing W7 on the SSD - new roadblock

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whs
whs
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I installed the SSD, disconnected the HDD and started the W7 installation from my USB stick version. All went well - loading files, country, language, keyboard, etc. - all that passed. But then i get the message: "Setup was unable to locate a new system partition or an existing system partition ..." So I first thought it was because I had only formatted the drive. I restarted and defined an active partition with Diskpart. Tried to install again - same result.
I think it might be that the W7 installer cannot work with the SSD and needs a driver (from USB stick ot CD). Any more ideas?

Update: Just looked at the OCZ website. There is no specific driver for the SSD. I guess it is considered a standard Sata. So my idea was no good. What now?

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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whs,
Any way of Booting from Ghost CD, Zeroing, Making Partition, and Formatting the SSD ????
My old Ghost Edition PE does all that. Fail Proof.
Best Regards,
Rick P.

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whs
whs
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Right Rick, That's what I just did. I copied my Vista with Ghost. It works fine on the SSD. Next I have to see whether the Windows7 installer accepts that partition. But first i will play around a little with Vista on the SSD. Ghost copied the 27GB from the HDD over in 12 minutes - pretty fast, isn't it?

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ScottW
ScottW
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whs, how about you delete all the partitions on the drive? Maybe Win7 would like to install in unallocated space.

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