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Hard Drive Full Size Issue

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October 29, 2010 5:56:23 AM

Replaced a 320 gb Hard drive with a 500 gb hard drive and in the bios it shows 500 gb. I restored this drive from an image disk of the old drive and i'm using windows 7. In windows 7 it shows the the size of the drive is 320 and not 500. How do I correct it?
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October 29, 2010 6:22:57 PM

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October 29, 2010 7:44:27 PM

A disk image copies the contents of the partition exactly - if it used to be 320GB then it will still be 320GB.

What you need to do to take advantage of the extra space is to go into Disk Management (Start -> right-click "Computer" and select "Properties" -> click "Disk Management" in the left pane) and extend the partition to fill the rest of the drive.
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October 29, 2010 8:45:52 PM

It appears that you cloned the drive from the old 320 gb drive to the new 500 gb and in the process in effect made the 500 a 320.
You will need to use a restore drive capacity tool, you can download it here.> http://www.download25.com/install/hdd-capacity-restore....
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