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Windows 7: Processing light ends with a click

27 Sep 2011   #11
Wowdude

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Windows 10 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
How to change the HDD in "My Computer"

After loading an image of my OS onto my HDD it still shows the old HDD.

I have upgraded to a 1Tb HDD (as i said before) but for some reason, even though my computer picked it up andis using the HDD, in "My Computer" it still says I have my old 500Gb one (with the sizes of space left on the drive). Anyone how to update it?

Thanks


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27 Sep 2011   #12
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Did you image your entire drive or just the data and OS? Have a look into Disk Management to see if the image program made a 500GB partition.
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28 Sep 2011   #13
Wowdude

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Windows 10 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hey thanks. Yeah the program made a 500Gb partition on the HDD so i have 400Gb+ sitting there not being used. The Disk Manager won't let me change the partition size (cus it's being used).


However I am very warey of Partition changing programs as i've known people use them and upon reboot and changing partition size, the program gave up and decided it couldn't do it. They had to wipe their HDD.

Any suggestions on a good (and free) program for partitioning that won't do this pls?
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28 Sep 2011   #14
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes there is one which many people here use and recommend, Partition Wizard Bootable Disk. Here's a tutorial and a link for the download within.
Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
Keep your image handy in case you need to re-image again.
Here's a section for Macrium Reflect, perhaps you can make a new image before doing anything which will not create smaller partitions.
Image your system with free Macrium
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28 Sep 2011   #15
Wowdude

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Windows 10 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Ah excellent, nice one.

Used this software and didn't even need to make a disc. The software did it without even rebooting my computer, it just enlargened the partition. I think it's because the partition wasn't actually made by another program, more kind of what the computer was like beforehand. I don't know

Excellent help and case can be closed (Finally)!

Cheers
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28 Sep 2011   #16
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Cool glad to hear that! The reason I mentioned the bootable disk option is because Paragon will let you do almost anything with partitions that way.
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