Another annoying issue for Windows 7 come into notice i.e user unable to install Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to a partition that has been formatted with a
Another annoying issue for Windows 7 come into notice i.e user unable to install Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to a partition that has been formatted with a NTFS cluster size that is greater than 4096 bytes (4K). The following error message is displayed:
“Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition.”
This issue is emerged due to BOOTMGR system file which cannot be placed on a volume that has been formatted with a NTFS cluster size that is greater than 4096 bytes (4K).
Microsoft support team provide two fixing option of this problem and those are:
Option 1: Create separate system and boot volumes. This should be used in scenarios where NTFS cluster sizes greater than 4096 bytes (4K) are needed or desired.
System volume: Create a small volume to hold the BOOTMGR files (100MB is sufficient). Format the volume with a cluster size less than or equal to 4K
Boot volume: Create a second volume to hold the Windows operating system files. The cluster size can be greater than 4K (NOTE: File compression is not supported on volumes with NTFS cluster sizes greater than 4K)
Option 2: Choose the cluster size that is less than or equal to 4K if you want to have system/boot volumes on the same physical volume.
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