Thursday, January 31, 2013 6:08 PM
I have a computer that I upgraded a hard drive in. I did an image from a 1TB to a 3TB using EaseUS software. I tried extending the partition using the same software, but it would not use all of the unallocated space. I thought it was a program limitation, but when I try in computer management, it does the same thing. I extended as far as I could, and then tried re-extending to use the remaining space, but it did not work either. I also tried seeing if I could do anything else with the remaining space (ie create a new partition) but everything is grayed out. I only have 2 primary partitions, so I am not maxing those out, but even if I was, I am not able to create a logical partition either. I am running Windows 7 Pro x64. Does anyone have any ideas?
My partitions are laid out as follows
Disk 0 (2794.52GB) Basic Online | System Reserved (100MB) NTFS | C: (2047.90GB) NTFS | Unallocated (746.52GB)
Right click c: partition = extend partion grayed out
Right click unallocated space = everything grayed out except properties
PS I am trying to extend partiton C (my boot drive). I was able to grow my partiton from roughly 1TB to roughly 2TB. Also, when I looked at computer management the first time, there were 2 unallocated partitions side by side. I didn't get a screen shot of that, but I did find it bizarre.
Thursday, January 31, 2013 6:34 PM
Windows can only see a maximum of 2TB without a 3rd party utility software, or if you are running 64-bit Windows on a system booting via UEFI. Legacy system BIOS can only recognize 2TB due to limitations of the BIOS.
You will have to find a third party utility to be able to see all 3TB. Check you hard drive manufacturer's support website for a utility. I know Seagate and Western Digital has such utilities for download. You will also have to read their information about their utility as you may have to re-install Windows if the utility deletes the current partitioning scheme.
Otherwise your Windows 7 is functioning as it was designed - nothing wrong with it!
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- Marked As Answer by Unknown User 2008 Thursday, January 31, 2013 7:16 PM
Thursday, January 31, 2013 7:17 PMThank You for your fast response. I will look into a 3rd party software.