how to format win vista (there is an error!)

January 31, 2011 at 19:22:18
Specs: Windows 7 eternity, cpu e8400 ram 4gb
I am currently running win 7 eternity but only have to discs for win vista, i am going to format back to sell.

When i put the installation discs in the drive and load it, it starts up normally at first but then says this error...
This computer does not have enough space for temporary files. Windows installation needs at least 392 MB of space on any partition for temp. files. TO install windows free space and restart.
ERROR CODE is 0x80070103

Now this is where i get confused, I only currently have one partition of 500gb, it was 365 gb spare.
help me please i need to sell it this week :/

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January 31, 2011 at 19:40:24
more infomation... i went into computer management and i found 3 volumes... one is the dvd drive, the other is my c drive which had 446 capacity and 294 gig free and the other is blank which i didnt know existed lol, it had 62 mb free...
i wanted to shrink my c drive and extend my blank drive but...
the extend volume is blank, i did shrink my c drive so there is 20 gb spare. i am also unable to explore this blank drive, whereas i can explore the c drive and see everything. i am worried if i make the c drive active windows wont work because does it have its own OS?

my c drive; healthy, boot, page file, crash dump, primary partition
blank drive ; healthy, system, active, primary partition

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February 1, 2011 at 08:16:37
It would appear you are trying to install the OS from a booted OS. You can't do that.

boot the vista cd via the bios and wipe the drive partition, create a partition and install vista.

I suggest you leave the 62 gig partition alone as this most likely is a recovery or utilities partition for the device.

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