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Windows 7: Windows 7 not recognizing size of new hard drive?

06 Oct 2013   #1
wgrayson

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Windows 7 not recognizing size of new hard drive?

The good news: I was able to successfully replace my ailing 750gb hard drive with a 1TB hard drive.
The better news: I was even able to restore from a windows image backup!

One problem -- when I right-click "properties" to check the available space on my drive, it still shows used and free data in relationship to the old drive, not the new one. Is there a way to "relcalibrate" or reset Windows to recognize the size of the new drive?


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06 Oct 2013   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello wgrayson,

When you restore a system image, it will restore the HDD (partitions and partition sizes and all) exactly as it was when the image was created to the new HDD. Most likely the space is still there, but "unallocated" due to this.

For now, please post a screenshot showing the full layout of your Disk Management to make sure, then we'll go from there.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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06 Oct 2013   #3
wgrayson

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Brink: Thanks for the response. See attached screenshot. If you can send link on how to "reallocate" space on a hard drive, I'd appreciate it.


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06 Oct 2013   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

If I remember correctly, I just right clicked on the Unallowcated and it entended it to the C: drive
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06 Oct 2013   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yep, that's what it was. You can use the tutorial below to extend C: into the unallocated space to add it all to C.

Partition or Volume - Extend

EDIT: Hey Doc. Good to see you.
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