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Post by sedwards on Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:07 pm

I have a WD 500 gb hard drive as my C: drive. Win7(64) reports the size as only 127 gb. How can I correct this and reclaim the other 350+ gb?

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Solved Re: Win7 mis reports size of hard drive

Post by Dr Jay on Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:34 pm

It is probably partitioned that way.

Please do the following:

Click Start and right-click on Computer and click Manage.

Approve UAC, and continue.

On the left, click Disk Management.

You will see all of your drives listed.

For me, list the bolded name of the drive, and how much space is on that drive.

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Solved Re: Win7 mis reports size of hard drive

Post by sedwards on Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:01 am

Ah, Disk management reports:
Disk 1 (C:) 127.99 GB NTFD (primary partition) and 337.77 GB Unallocated.

So, the "missing" space is in an unallocated partition. What are my options now?

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Post by Dr Jay on Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:17 am

This article might help: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/resize-a-partition-for-free-in-windows-vista/

Let me know what this does for you.

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Post by sedwards on Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:09 am

Worked with no problems! Thank you.

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Post by Dr Jay on Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:20 am

You are welcome. Smile

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