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HDD problem - Unallocation/weird stuff!

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  • Hard Drives
  • Windows
  • Disk Management
  • Storage
  • New Build
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August 23, 2013 4:42:54 AM

Hello!

I just finished a new build where I'm using an HDD (2TB) to which I previously cloned my OS and files from an old HDD(320GB) I had. This new HDD (2TB) was never used on my old computer because windows wouldn't recognize it apparently because they both had the same disk number or letter, something like that (Both are Hitachi 2.5" 7200 RPM) since they both had the exact same data.

Now, I ran the HDD it booted perfectly but when I went My Computer it shows:


Why does it shows the HDD as the old 320GB one? - I went into the Disk Management and found 1.5GB Unallocated, so I assigned a letter to it following Windows instructions, except for the formatting part, since right now I don't have something to back my Disk to.

In the Disk Management I see this:


What I am trying to do is migrate de data from my HDD into the SSD which is Disk 0 and leave the HDD for data storage and the SDD to run the OS (Win7) and games.

Thanks in advance!

Note: Right now a message windows popped up saying my Windows Key is invalid, first time this has ever happened to me. This current HDD is a clone from an old one I had with a genuine Windows 7 Key, no idea why it says my Windows Key is invalid.

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August 23, 2013 5:45:40 AM

It show like the old 320GB because you clone it from the 320GB.
You would need to either reinstall windows on the SSD or shrink the C drive on HDD to fit the 111GB on the SSD.

The Key is invalid probably cause it on a different computer. Was it on a factory build?
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August 24, 2013 1:51:09 PM

rgd1101 said:
It show like the old 320GB because you clone it from the 320GB.
You would need to either reinstall windows on the SSD or shrink the C drive on HDD to fit the 111GB on the SSD.

The Key is invalid probably cause it on a different computer. Was it on a factory build?


Thank you for taking your time to answer; yes, the 320GB is from a factory build and I've been using it on new builds and I also cloned it into a new HDD that I bought. When I boot my computer with the new HDD (2TB) it boots with certain problems:


  • Windows won't shut down correctly
  • Windows failed to boot
  • The HDD had 4 partitions, Disk C, D, E, F in which (C) had the OS, (D) had the system restore, (E) had Windows 7 Home Premium Recovered and (F) had 1.5TB of free space marked as Logical Drive.
  • After getting rid of partitions (F) and (E) and deleting the volumes, I attempted to extend (C) so that I have one entire HDD that I can use but it doesn't let me extend into the unallocated 1.5TB space, it auto detects my unallocated SSD and doesn't show any other options to extend to.
  • After managing to boot and logging in, it went to this blueish screen that said "Window 7 copy not genuine"

    Note: I used my old Key and it worked on this cloned HDD


  • What I want to do:

    All I want to do is have the SSD with the OS (Win7 Home Premium 64 bit) and format the 2TB HDD and use it only as storage.

    I got rid from all the problems mentioned above by simply choosing the 320GB HDD as booting option #1, the computer even shuts down correctly and all.
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