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I got a replacement 1TB internal M.2 SSD drive for my VCS800 and am trying to install Win10 from a USB stick (via media creation tool).  Windows see's my drive and I can create a New Partition but Windows says it cant create a new partition or locate an existing one to install?

 

When I did this over a year ago I for some reason remember having to use Linux Mint to partition the drive and such for windows?

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10 minutes ago, Goochman said:

When I did this over a year ago I for some reason remember having to use Linux Mint to partition the drive and such for windows?

yeah, I usually use Linux's fdisk to prepare drives for Windows.    Set partition type to 7 for NTFS.   Should be doable in Windows installer, but sometimes it doesn't work well for whatever reason.   

 

If you don't want to install Linux, there are live USBs you can use to get the work done.

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Also you should be aware of MBR vs GPT partition types if you aren't already.    MBR is the old legacy style,  GPT is newer, a bit more complicated.

 

You probably should use GPT,  I think support for the legacy type needs to be enabled in VCS BIOS anyway. 

 

https://www.howtogeek.com/193669/whats-the-difference-between-gpt-and-mbr-when-partitioning-a-drive/

 

 

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42 minutes ago, Goochman said:

I remember this was a PIA - Win10 keeps complaining my disk is of GPT type and cant install, however Linux terlls me I have an MBR file system type on my SSD

Then the VCS might be be booting in Legacy mode, confusing Windows.   Check these out:

https://superuser.com/questions/1188011/cant-install-windows-beacause-the-disk-is-of-the-gpt-partition-style#1188414

https://windowsreport.com/windows-10-install-issues-gpt-partition/

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