Trouble installing Vista SP2 Error_Not_Same_Device (0X80070011)

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My cousin and I attempted to install Vista SP2 but it stopped the installation process because it found out that I have no enough space for my drive C anymore. Therefore, I tried to move my File directory to Drive D but this error appeared “The system cannot move the file to a different disk drive: Error_Not_Same_Device (0X80070011).”

And so, I deleted some file contents in the Drive C and allocated enough space for Vista SP2 but the same error had occurred. Any valuable help please? I believed the problem was caused by low disk space issue but I do not have any idea on how I can get started to rectify a solution.

Thanks a lot for the help.

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Trouble installing Vista SP2 Error_Not_Same_Device (0X80070011)


That is just simple Reginald.

What actually happens is that, when you install your Windows OS, it expects one destination, and that is only towards one hard disk and to a particular partition.
During the course of your installation, you cannot just remove the system files to another location because the installer will use those system files. When you move it, installer cannot find it anymore.
The real problem here is the low disk space of your drive. You must know that Vista's minimum system requirement is 15GB to 20GB of hard disk space. If your total hard disk capacity or the target partition to install is less than that space, then do not install. Or if your hard disk space is just barely the size of the system requirement, then do not proceed.
If your hard disk has just more than enough disk space, then to avoid your current problem, do format your disk again and install from fresh disk.

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