General PC issue

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Truefan31, May 28, 2014.

  1. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

    Truefan31

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    Don't know where to post this but I'm sure someone can help. Got an old windows 7 PC that the hard drive went bad so I replaced the hd and reloaded a system image I had in an external drive. Problem is on my old hd it was 750 gb. The new 1 I put in is 1 tb. But when I look at computer hardware settings it still shows the capacity of the old 750 gb. Any idea how to fix this?
     
  2. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

    mobilehaathi

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    I suspect your restore included the previous disk partition scheme. You could try using a partition editor to grow the partition to the full size of the disk.

    Back up before you attempt such a thing.
     
  3. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

    Southern Dad

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    I suggest that you live it partitioned and format the second half as your D drive. Then store things on it like your back up of photos and documents.
     
  4. Truefan31 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Truefan31

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