Windows Home Server 2011 Problem

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Hi dear friends,

I would like to thank Microsoft for preventing me to become prey to errors, by giving just only one error. While installing Windows Home Server 2011, the installation failed because of the following error.

Windows Home server Setup Error

The first hard disk drive is not suitable for installing windows Home
The first drive must be at least 65GB and connected to a SCSI,
ATA or SATA disk controller.
The first disk found on the system has 65GB and is connected to
Now I'm very astonished as the hardware / drive is fulfilling the requirement, but even then, Microsoft is not going to accept them. 
While saying sorry for the best of the best brains employed by Microsoft, I'm going to ask you people, to just teach me how to get rid of this pathetic error, which is preventing me from installing Windows Home Server 2011.
Answered By 0 points N/A #118012

Windows Home Server 2011 Problem

Dear TracyL,
I can understand what you can feel to see this error message. Operating system shows 'hardware requirement not fulfilled" but you have all required things. According to my past experience, I can suggest you two solutions and hope it will work.
1. Just install one hard drive into your computer and disconnect the power cable and data cable of your others drive. In your system, you have one DVD ROM and one hard drive (after installation you can attach your all hard drives).
2. Make 70 GB first partition for installation instead of 65 GB.
I hope this can resolve your problem.

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