Installing Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Posted Thu, 10 May 2012
I have a fresh workstation and am running through the windows 8 installer on USB. When choosing the drive to install to, I get an error:
We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing oneLots of googling and I didn't find any hints for windows 8, but windows 7 has a similar error and folks pointed at diskpart nonsense to fix it. So let's do that -
- At the installer, choose "Repair your computer"
- Choose "troubleshoot"
- Choose "advanced options"
- Choose "command prompt"
- Run diskpart.
list disk # now pick your disk select disk 0 clear create partition format fs=ntfs compress quick activeNow reboot and try the installer again, it worked for me.