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cloned hard drive issues with displayed storage space

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i cloned my 500 gb hard drive onto a terabyte hard drive but when i go into storage it still says i have a 500 gbs, is this an issue?

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When you clone, it makes an exact copy of the original.  So if your original drive was 500, then the clone will be 500.  Best thing to do would be to do a complete backup, the install the operating system from the USB Windows Media Creation tool, and then reinstall your other software.  During the process of creating the new drive, it will give you the option of setting up your drives and you will regain the use of the entire drive instead of just the 500.  Good Luck.

 

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Cloning isn't the best idea. You should just do a fresh installation of Windows. It will be able to use all 1TB of the new drive, and be quicker. 


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go to disk management, right click on the partition and select extend volume.


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