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make Windows 7 recognize 3TB on non-UEFI MOBO

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As the title says, i have win7 64bit running.
I have non-system 3TB drive. Initially i used seagate software that came with it and it split the drive into 2tb and 700gb.
I've read that if i initilize the drive to GPT, Windows let you use the full capacity in one drive instead of 2.
Window's Disk management is still showing 2 drives after i initialize those 2 separated drives to GPT.
How do i combine them?

thanks
post #2 of 3
backup any data
click start
right click computer
click manage
go to the disk management tab under storage
delete all partitions
right click on the disc (not in the partition area, on the grey part that says "disk 1 basic 27xx.xx gb")
change to GPT disk
create new simple volume with the name you want for it

you said windows was not installed on it, so that is good, and an important part.

if you need more info, i found a very easy to follow video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHAIDprjmYo
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Thread Starter 
Thank you for reply.
I turned out, all i had to do was restart windows and now it shows up as one 2.7tb drive
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