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Alright so I have a computer that I am helping a friend with. It came with a RAID 1 setup of 2 160 gb hard drives. THe guy wants to replace them with a single 500 gb hard drive. He already ran the software that transfers everything to the new drive and tried to install it. The new drive now thinks it is a 160 gb hard drive in windows. The correct size is listed in the BIOS but not in windows. How do I fix this?
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Software such as Partition Magic will let you resize the partition to fill the drive. It sounds like the software has just done a straight clone - 160Gb into a space of 160Gb.
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Is it possible to do without the software. If i wipe the 500 gb hard drive, is it possible to transfer the os without cloning the drive?
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Vista allows you to resize partitions which is probably an easier way of doing it and if your friend's machine has XP you can just hang his drive off your Vista one and resize from there.
http://www.vistarewi...n-windows-vista has all the details.
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Awesome! Many thanks.
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