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Windows 7: New Hard Drive Installed

19 Nov 2010   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
New Hard Drive Installed

I just installed a new SATA HD. In Disk Management it shows Unallocated. What do I need to do to get it going. Thanks,


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19 Nov 2010   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

In disk management choose simple volume, allocate the amount of space you want, format it, then give it a name or letter. From what I can recall.
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19 Nov 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You may have to first initialize it. In DM, right click on where it says DiskX (Disk0, Disk1, etc.).
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19 Nov 2010   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Thanks guys for your help. I got it formated and partitioned.
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19 Nov 2010   #5
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Excellent !
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