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Windows 7: 4gb Memory stick

03 Aug 2011   #1
shawfield

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4gb Memory stick

Hi

I have a 4gb memory stick that I have used many times to install Linux etc on old laptops etc. Now that I want to use that stick to copy off some files from Win 7, I notice that Win 7 suggests its capacity is only 1gb.

I think I have seen this kind of thing happen before but cant remember how I resolved it.

Anyone got ideas on how to kick-start W7 into recognising its full capacity ?

Cheers


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03 Aug 2011   #2
marsmimar

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Is it formatted for NTFS?
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03 Aug 2011   #3
shawfield

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No FAT32
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03 Aug 2011   #4
marsmimar

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I had the same problem a while back and changing to NTFS solved it. Your mileage may vary.

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