Windows setup cannot find a location to store temporary installation files. To install windows, make sure that a partition on your boot disk has at least 686 megabytes of free space

Current OS : Win XP
New version : Win 7 home premium downloaded from digitalriver ( student version)

The download went fine and has expanded in into the expandedSetup folder. When I click on the 'install now' button on the setup screen, it shows error 

"Windows Setup cannot find a location to store temporary installation files. To install Windows, make sure that a partition on your boot disk has at least 686 megabytes of free space ."

The only unusual thing I did in this install is that I 'shrunk' the existing windows xp volume C: from 228 gb to 150 gb to make room for new partition W: for windows 7.


Here are the my disk details
Total 
Disk 0
letter     Size      Free space
c:          150gb     48.3 gb
W:         78.1gb    78.0 gb
I:          54.7 mb   47 mb ( seems to be DELL partition with dell diagnostics)
J:          4.63 gb   959 mb ( seems to be DELL partition with original OS copy )

disk 1
letter size        free space
M:        78.1 g     29.8 gb
N:        39.0 gb    22.8 gb
X:        21.8 gb    31.7 gb

Thanks,
Muthu
 

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Last updated September 9, 2019 Views 37,685 Applies to:
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I found the fix - made a bootable disc from the 'expandedSetup' directory and booted from the disc. Look for the boot disc process in the solution of this tread


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