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Ok so installed windows 7 on my 320gb hard drive, but I had gotten the drive from my compaq computer and of course there was a recovery partition, so when win 7 installed it gave me the option to delete it so I did but I did not get an increase of space on my hard drive it is still at 280gb. How could I get that 40gigs back so I can make a 7 recovery partition?
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Click the Start orb. Right click on "Computer", and click Manage. On the left pane, click Disk Management. Right click the partition Windows 7 is installed to, and click "Extend Volume..." Then go through with all the prompts. And there you have it!
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Click the Start orb. Right click on "Computer", and click Manage. On the left pane, click Disk Management. Right click the partition Windows 7 is installed to, and click "Extend Volume..." Then go through with all the prompts. And there you have it!
Well that gave me 11gigs back, it is now 298.09gb, still missing 20gigs.
thanks for that though
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A 320gb hdd won't have 320gb exactly of space. My 320gig laptop hdd displays as 297 in windows.
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Well that gave me 11gigs back, it is now 298.09gb, still missing 20gigs.
thanks for that though
Know that 320GB drives =/ 320GB. It's going to be fairly less than what you pay for.
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Windows counts every kilobyte as 1024 bytes. While the manufacturer makes the hard drive as one kilobyte as 1000 bytes.

In Linux or Unix you see the hard drive as what it is stated by the manufacturer.
    
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post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by Droo k6 View Post
Ok so installed windows 7 on my 320gb hard drive, but I had gotten the drive from my compaq computer and of course there was a recovery partition, so when win 7 installed it gave me the option to delete it so I did but I did not get an increase of space on my hard drive it is still at 280gb. How could I get that 40gigs back so I can make a 7 recovery partition?
I think thats how much space 64-bit uses but if not then you probably made a partition by accident when installing it.

EDIT: go to My Computer > C:/ Drive > Windows.old, if you have that folder in there then when you were installing 7 it would of saved all the files from when you had XP/Vista.
    
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post #8 of 12
1024 is the norm in most PC components and data clusters but with HDD's it seems to be some where around 1000 !!

About time that was rectified with the PC industry me thinks,

It should be !!
You buy a 320 gig Hdd then that is the free space you should end up with after partitioning,

As for yours that would sound about right toend up with around 300 gig after partitioning,
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it is now 298.09gb
It is now showing the correct amount of space for a 320.
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Well that gave me 11gigs back, it is now 298.09gb, still missing 20gigs.
thanks for that though
No you're not missing 20 gigs.That is how a 320gb drive formats in windows.I am surprised you didn't know this already.
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