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Windows 7: HDD Memory missing after image install?

01 Mar 2014   #1

windows 7 professional x64
HDD Memory missing after image install?

I recently changed my main "OS" HDD from 80GB to 250GB and after installing a system image i had previously done my HDD is only showing the same amount of memory as my last disc. How can i recover the rest of the free space to install programmes and games on? Thanks for any help.

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01 Mar 2014   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Welcome to our Forum Rab1983.

First, hard drives don't have memory.
Hard drives have space, some used and some that isn't used.
Lets get you started.
How many gigs was the size of the image?
Did you image include both drives?
What program did you use to make the image?
What program did you use to transfer the image?

Could you post one of these. Just follow the instruction in this tutorial.

By Golden?

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

I do very little of image transfer.
This information will help other members that do a lot of image transfer.
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01 Mar 2014   #3

windows 7 professional x64

The image size was 63GB, the image didnt include the 250GB drive i am now using but i did have another 250GB and a 500GB on my system at the time image was done, and the software i used (to make and transfare) was Macrium Reflect Imaging and backup.
Thanks Bear for your reply and help
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01 Mar 2014   #4

windows 7 professional x64

Its ok now Bear got it sorted myself, Used partition guru and was able to find the missing partitions and merge them all together. Everything seems to normal now, Thanks anyway m8.
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01 Mar 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Well done.
Happy computing.
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