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Windows 7: Backup and restore windows 7 to increase hdd size

08 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
Backup and restore windows 7 to increase hdd size

Would making a complete backup image of windows 7 ( system , documents , media , etc)
Restore it to what it used to be , because everything is fine I just want to increase the size from 150 GB to 1TB ( I just got the WD caviar green )
, I've les than 20 GB left.


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08 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ahmedss79 View Post
Would making a complete backup image of windows 7 ( system , documents , media , etc)
Restore it to what it used to be , because everything is fine I just want to increase the size from 150 GB to 1TB ( I just got the WD caviar green )
, I've les than 20 GB left.

Welcome Ahmedss79 to the windows 7 forums.

Microsoft's internal image backup will do exactly what you want, ie. move your complete operating system and files to a larger hard disk. Of course your image has to be stored on a external hard disk which they will be available when you boot the restore disk that you create when you make the system image.

Othewise, you can clone your existing hard disk to your new larger one with software that many hard disk manufacturers provide on their web site.

If you do this and your new hard disk size shows up as the same size as your old one, you can resize the hard disk in system tools.

Rich

PS: there are tutorials on hard disk imaging right here on windows 7 forums.
Click on tutorials at the top of your screen.
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