[SOLVED] can't install Windows 10 (setup was unable to use the existing partition because the system volume does not contain the required free space)

Mage123

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I formatted my "SSD" and now its saying "setup was unable to use the existing partition because the system volume does not contain the required free space".



What do i need to do now?

Solution:
Delete "Drive 0 Partation 1: EFI-SYSTEM" and all automatically will be fine.
 
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No matter which version of Windows you are running, Windows 7/8/8.1/10, Windows Server OS, as long as the system partition does not have enough space to hold boot files of new Windows, you'll receive the same error message. Under Legacy BIOS boot mode, the system partition is called system reserved partition, while in UEFI boot mode, it is called EFI system partition.

Delete all partitions and click next.
 
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Mage123

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delete all the partitions only leaving unallocated space and click next. Win 10 will create the partitions it needs.
Yes, right i forgot that i have to leave "unallocated space ". Thanks

Does that Drive 0 Partation 1: EFI - System is need, or i can get rid off it? (it's usually hidden, but now its visible some how)
 

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Yes, right i forgot that i have to leave "unallocated space ". Thanks

Does that Drive 0 Partation 1: EFI - System is need, or i can get rid off it?
Delete ALL partitions until you have one single space.
It will create what it needs.

 
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