I know there are a LOT of threads with this error message in but my case is different. I sold my windows PC and want to dual Boot Windows 7 Ultimate and Linux Mint 15. I have Linux Mint 15 installed on the whole HDD, so I went into ubuntu live CD, ran gparted and made an NTFS partition for Windows to install to. When I try and install I get the 'Setup was unable to create a new system partition' error. I have no other USB's attached, no other HDDs attatched etc. And my HDD is at the top of the boot order. The only thing I can think of is that my NTFS patition is under the extended partition folder thingy, with the swap partiton and the mint partition, but i cant seem to figure out how to get it out of there. I also have Parted Magic installed to a disk, any ideas?

  • Edit your question and post the output of sudo parted /dev/sda print. – Rod Smith Sep 22 '13 at 2:21

You could try solution described in this blog article

  1. When you see the error – remove the flash drive from the computer
  2. Press exit (red cross in the top right corner)
  3. Start installation from the beginning (without reboot)
  4. After selecting Windows 7 edition you will get new error
  5. Press OK in error window, you will be redirected to installation main menu
  6. Insert your USB Flash drive in to the computer
  7. Install windows
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  • Sorry, doesn't work. – dgrant Jun 6 '14 at 4:48

Also you can try to copy all installation files from USB to HDD and install windows from HDD to the same HDD. Here is step by step instruction

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