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    Installing Windows 7 with Boot Camp on new iMac
    I have followed the Bootcamp Installation Guide and Setup guide to the letter.
    After inserting the Windows 7 installation disk I selected 'Custom installation'.
    The list of partitions shown included 'Disk 0 Partition 4. BOOTCAMP'
    I selected this partition and received the message ' Windows cannot be installed to Disk 0 Partition 4. Windows must be installed to a partition formatted as NTFS'
    I clicked format and the partition name changed to Disk 0 Partition 4'.
    I clicked 'next' and received the message 'Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing partition'. I was able to do nothing further.
    I have tried this three times now.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goodevans View Post
    I have followed the Bootcamp Installation Guide and Setup guide to the letter.
    After inserting the Windows 7 installation disk I selected 'Custom installation'.
    The list of partitions shown included 'Disk 0 Partition 4. BOOTCAMP'
    I selected this partition and received the message ' Windows cannot be installed to Disk 0 Partition 4. Windows must be installed to a partition formatted as NTFS'
    I clicked format and the partition name changed to Disk 0 Partition 4'.
    I clicked 'next' and received the message 'Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing partition'. I was able to do nothing further.
    I have tried this three times now.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    I had that problem. I think I just redid it. Just run bootcamp reintegrate the partition then do it again. Should work.

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    Rather than partition names look for the partition that matches the size you allocated. Can be more than a little confusing all those partition names. Restart BootCamp and see if you have to remove the first partition prior to commencing again.

    Don't forget to dowload drives and burn to a CD.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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