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Maximum size Hard Disk replacement

Q: Maximum size Hard Disk replacement

Good morning to everyone,I have a DV6735el, PN: KN782EA#ABZ and I would like to upgrade to 4GB RAM (ok) and a drvie bigger than the default 250GB. Does this model support:1 o 2 TB?I suppose it can use interface Sata III (without spped improvement).It requires drive with hight 10 mm or can I use also 15mm? Thank You

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A: Maximum size Hard Disk replacement

Any 2.5 inch wide and 9.5 mm thick SATA laptop hard drive will work and they do make 1 and 2 TB models so those are fine. It can be SATA III but will only work at a lower SATA speed on your laptop. Post back if you need any more help.

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I recently upgraded from a 2TB to a 3TB (after the 2TB died). I also upgraded from Win7 to Windows 10 at the same time. A week later the OS won't boot.  When I look at the disk (popped it in another desktop) and ran Seagates SeaTools over it the disk looked to only be formatted to 2TB.  It passed all tests ok. Tried to get Win10 to do an auto repair.  Failed.  Tried to refresh (keep user settings) .. failed.  Tried to wipe & reinstall .. also failed. Wondering if there's a problem with the maximum hard disk size in the BIOS.  Currently running 1.06 (the latest from 2011?). Hopefully someone could shed some light on this? Thanks, John.

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A:Maximum Size Hard Disk on HP DC7700?

Hi, John: There are actually a couple of issues... 1. You cannot exceed 2 TB for a boot disk when your PC does not have a UEFI BIOS (which the dc7700 doesn't). 2. If the HDD is a SATA III (6.0 GBPS) drive, there is an extremely good chance it has one of the symptoms listed in this HP document below... I had the same thing happen to me (the first issue listed in the document) on my dc7800 when I installed a new 500 GB WD Caviar Black HDD, SATA III HDD. W7 did work for a while and then the drive wasn't recognized anymore. I assumed the drive was defective, so I RMA'd it, and the second one did the exact same thing. I swapped the 500 GB disk with a 1 TB SATA III disk that came from my 8200 Elite CMT.  The 8200 Elite came from the factory with the 1 TB HDD.  The 8200 Elite's 1 TB HDD worked perfectly fine in my dc7800, and the WD 500 GB disk worked perfectly fine in my 8200 Elite (which has a SATA III HDD controller). IMO, the drive not being recognized is because of that incompatibility issue outlined in the support document. For more info regarding drives in excess of 2 TB, please read this HP white paper below. You should be able to use the 3 TB drive as a data drive if you format it in GPT, provided the incompatibility issue does not exist when it is not being used as a boot drive. http:... Read more

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My 40 Gb. hard disk in my 3 year old Portege A100 has just died. I was wondering how big a hard disk to buy so that it will be recognised by the BIOS?

A:Maximum size of Hard disk in Portege A100

Someone in the internet has used a 60GB HDD in the Port?g? A100 and it worked.
Maybe a 80GB is possible but there are no official statements about the supported and compatible HDD sizes.

The best way is to test the different sizes together with a HDD dealer.
Please post a feedback after the HDD testing?

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External USB-connected hard disks are now available that have a capacity of 2 Tbytes or more. With the older Windows 7 32-bit operating system, is it possible to fully utilize a disk this large, or will I be limited to a smaller size external drive?
Thanks in advance.

A:Is there a maximum external disk size when using Windows 7?

These articles help to define the issue.$file/Deskstar_3TB_FAQ_finalwebv2.pdf

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My motherboard is Intel Corporation D865GLC AAC27499-405, with a Pentium 4 and about 2Gb RAM. Can I replace my current hard drives with capacities as large as 250 Gb?

A:Maximum hard drive size

It all depends. You need Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or 3 to install more than 132 GB in one partition. Otherwise, you will have to create multiple partitions if your install disk has SP 1, or no service pack.
If your install disk has SP2 or SP3, you can use hard drives of 750 GB or even 1 TB.

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I need to order a new hard drive for my external case, to increase the capacity of the archive that I have there. The question is that the specs for the case says that it is designed for a maximum of 1TB drives:

InfoSafe Dual 3.5" Drive eSATA to SATA HD Enclosure |

However, It currently holds a 1.5TB and a 2TB drive, in which I haven't experienced any problems. Still with the prices of 3TB drives at the moment, I would like to feel sure that it would still work properly.

I'm wondering if the size limit only involves RAID configurations or even a couple of drives in stand alone configurations?

A:Maximum Hard Drive Size

Controller chip in the device may limit the size.
Buy one of the new wd red drives and let us know if it works or not.

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I replaced the original hard drive in the Pavilion a couple of years ago with a 1 TB drive.  The 1 TB is now full and I tried replacing with a 6 TB WD black drive.  Ran the Acronis software to clone, selected MBR as the format.  It was bootable and a perfect copy of the original drive, but without the additional space.  I tried again with a 4 TB WD black drive, selecting manual rather than automatic partitioning; tried to allocate all of the space but ended up with about 2 TB recognized. I have downloaded an Acronis program to rewrite the 6 TB drive to all zeros.  I can see the drive in Windows Disk Manager but not the full capacity, only about 1.5 TB.My first question is, is there a limit to the hard drive capacity that the factory motherboard can see?   Or is this an OS limitation of Windows 7? Second question:  Should I try to clone the drive again, but rather than using the MBR option, select GPT (GUID Partition Table)?Third question:  If I set up the partitions using GPT, will I still be able to share files with computers with Master Boot Record partitions? Thank you,Loretta

A:Maximum Hard Drive size

Hi, Loretta: If your PC does not have a UEFI BIOS, then the maximum size hard drive you can install is 2 TB for the drive to be used as a boot drive. In order for a hard drive > 2TB to be used to its fullest capacity, it must be formatted in GPT. Please see this white paper for more info.  While this was written for business PC's it is relevant to all PC's. You should have no problem sharing files with other PC's. 

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Hi there,

I have an Acer Aspire 1683 WLMI laptop with a 60GB hard drive.

I'm considering upgrading the hard drive but want to know the maximum size that I can take.

Does anyone know what this is or how I might find out?

These are the system specs....

Processor: Intel Pentium M 735 / 1.7 GHz
Data Bus Speed: 400 MHz
Chipset Type Intel 855GME

Thanks in advance.

A:Notebook hard drives...maximum size possible

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I have Windows 7Professional, 64bit running on an SSD 500GB drive.

My internal drives are the 500GB SSD, 2 x 1TB, and a small 150GB velociraptor. My External drives, all powered, are 2 x 1TB, 2 x 500GB, and 2 x 2TB drives.

The newest one is one of the 2 TB ones. Since adding this one, I find I cannot run it if all the others are connected as well.

I read that there is a limit to how many TB Windows 7 can support, and that it depends also whether they are internal or external.

Please can you clarify this for me. If there is a limit, I will have to move a lot of data(photos) around so as not to need to run all at once.

I have also just upgraded the power pack to 650watts,quadrail.


A:What is the maximum hard drive size that Win 7 Pro will support

No Windows 7 does not have a limit. Something else is limiting you, what it would be I'm not sure. Probably a limitation on the means you are connecting these external drives.

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This machine has been great for 7 years, still going strong, and all I need is to swap in a bigger hard drive.
From another post I read, it sounded as if I could install a 160 GB drive without any problem - up from my current 30 GB.  My question is, "Does this require a BIOS update?"  Or if not, "Can I install an even bigger drive if I do get a BIOS update?  And what is the biggest I could use after getting the update."  
Any help would be greatly appreciated!  

A:Dimension 2350 - Maximum Hard Drive Size?

The 2350 does not have a 137gb limitation.
A 160gb IDE hard drive will be fine.
If you intend to make new 160gb HD the primary C: /  drive, to install XP, you need XP-SP1 or higher, not XP with a Service Pack upgrade.

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I need to add a hard drive to my computer to allow for more media storage, I see the 3TB drives seem to be a pretty good value over the 2TB ones, my question is : will windows 8 support drives larger than 2TB especially without having to do a lot of work?


A:Maximum hard drive size allowed in windows 8?

i would suggest setting up a RAID, if you are going this route. the physical hardware gets more expensive as you go up in drive size.

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My default hard drive is almost out of space and I'm planning to upgrade it. What is the maximum size that this model could handle? Is 2TB- 3TB fine? Another question.I replaced my optical disk to an HDD caddy with a 250gb SSD inside it. I installed my new OS there and made it the default boot drive. The default HDD that comes with the laptop is my backup drive. Is this set up okay?orDo I have to put my SSD on the default HDD area and place my 2tb/3tb hdd on the caddy for maximum performace?

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A:What is maximum size of hard drive I can replace to my defau...

Hi, 1. In theory you can get 2TB or TB but 1TB has better peformance.2. You can't boot from the caddy. My suggestion: use SSD for normal bay and use 2TB in the caddy. You will have both what you want.3. As (2) above. Regards.

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This is my 1st post. I need answers to the question below.I've a Dell Optiplex Gn 5233 MEM, pentium MMX-233MHz with a Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS version 1.10 A06 and my hard disc has packed up. I want to replace it with a 20GB hard disc. Is this feasible? Thank you as you go on to answer my question.

A:pentium MMX and maximum hard disc size it can manage

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I have an Acer Aspire T300 XP computer with a 40 GB harddrive.

I am considering adding a 750 GB Seagate HDD, but it has been suggested to me that the T300 motherboard will not recognise as much as 750 GB.

Can somebody please advise on this.

My system details are

Product Acer Aspire T300 Version Acerpower Serial Number 0321005

CPU Intel Celeron 4A, 2000 MHz ( 5 x 400 ) CPU Alias Northwood-128

Motherboard Chipset SiS 651 System memory 503 MB ( DDR SDRAM)

Motherboard ID 03/05/203-Sis-61-6A6IXDDC-00
Motherboard name unknown

Effective clock 400MHz
Bandwidth 3200 MB/s

Many thanks. bj_van

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I have a DC7600 CMT 3.2GHZ processor. What is the maximum size SATA drive that can be installed.  Since there are four SATA ports can I max out all or is there a limit on the total capacity of the system? Also, is there anyway to increase the RAM from 4GHZ?

A:What is the Maximum Memory and the Maximum size SATA drive o...

Terry, welcome to the forum. Here is what the specs say about maximum memory: The memory sockets on the system board can be populated with up to four industry-standard DIMMs. These memory sockets are populated with at least one preinstalled DIMM.  To achieve the maximum memory support, you can populate the system board with up to 4GB of memory configured in a high-performing dual channel mode. Here is the Hardware Reference Guide for the computer.  You will find the above information on Page 25. The maximum hard drive size with Win 7 is 2TB. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved. 

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hi all
i have a celeron 667 Mhz,on a 810E intel chipset motherboard. i would like to know what is the maximum sized Hard disk which my motherboard can support.

A:Maximum hard disk support?

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I'm thinking about upgrading my T540p's hard drive. I have a 240gb SSD and as a second drive a 500gb hd, I would like to replace the second for a 4tb hd but I cannot find anything if the T540p will support it or not... What are the maximum capacities for harddrives to be supported by the T540p?

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I'm thinking about upgrading my T540p's hard drive. I have a 256gb SSD and as a second drive a 500gb hd, I would like to replace the second for a 4tb hd but I cannot find anything if the T540p will support it or not... What are the maximum capacities for harddrives to be supported by the T540p?

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Hello guyz,
I have a system and was planing to buy a new hard disk (probably one 1TB). I wanted to know about my system's maximum hard disk capacity.. Following is the information of my system (got through Tune-up System Information). Tell me if you need any more info.

Processor Info
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.0Ghz
Code name: Northwood
L1 Cache: 20 KB
L2 Cache: 512 KB
Socket: XU1 Processor
Model: Family 15 Model 2 Level 4

Bios Info
Manufacturer: Compaq
Date: 08/15/2002
Version: 686O2 v2.14
Size: 512 KB

Memory: 768 MB (512+256)
Mainboard: Compaq 07E4h
System Model: Evo D510 SFF

Currently I have two have hard disks:
1. Western Digital (300 GB, Cache 8 MB, ATA)
2. Maxtor (80 GB, Cache 2 MB, ATA)

There are no SATA cables in my system.

This info might also help:
I was just checking Maxtor Big Drive Enabler about which I had heard that it can be used with large hard disks. While installing, it gave me following error:
"Support is currently enabled for 48-bit Local Block Addressing (LBA) for ATAPI disk drives. You do not need to run this registry update. Click OK to exit."

Would be thankful if anyone could tell me about the maximum hard disk capacity my system can recognize..

A:Solved: Maximum Capacity Hard Disk recognizeable by my System (Info Given)

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I want to replace my HDD 360 GB with new SDD disk due to space problems with disk with compaq 420.  System configuration isIntel Core 2 Due  CPU T 6670 @ 2.20 GHz   RAM 4.0 GB ( 2.90 GB Usable)Hard Disk - 360 GBSize - 14" Please advise me wheather I can change my hard disk to SDD. Regards     

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I have seen other posts on this but no definitive answer.
My HDD is dying and needs replacing. I see the posotion of the HDD is LHS under the palm rest and there appears to be a removable flap - other posts say there is just one screw to remove but there are no visible screws under the machine.

I have changed HDDs on other Toshibas with absolutetly no problem - anyone any ideas?

A:Hard disk replacement A100


The HDD replacement on this notebook is not simply procedure. I am not 100 % sure but the whole Palm rest/Touch pad must be removed at first. HDD cover is fixed with one screw but you will see him just if the Palm rest is removed.

When this screw is removed Hold the HDD tab and pull out the HDD assembly. Next step is to detach the HDD bracket from the HDD.
The unit is pretty new and before you do anything checks if the warranty is still valid.

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How to replace hard disk in Toshiba NB100

Can anyone help me ?



Message was edited by: faggiano

A:NB100 - Hard disk replacement

I believe the HDD is under the top cover which is hard to get to.

You should get a Service Center to do it for you, so nothing gets damaged and your warranty stays valid.

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I am facing the problem of Hard drive failure with my laptop. I was told to replace with a new hard drive. So, am looking for the replacement details (right from the cost to the service centre location and procedures). It would be most helpful from some guidences.

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We need to recover the hard disk as an ex-employee has deleted some files within the OS.
We don't want to reinstall Windows as it my effect some of the other files he has deleted, by accident!!!!
We have the software to recover the data but need to gain access to the Hard Disk and remove it, then run it on our test machine.

Does anyone have any idea how to remove the hard disk?

A:A100 Hard Disk Replacement


you find the HDD when you turn the A100 at the right side! You have to remove only one screw and take the small HDD flap away! Then you can pull out the HDD!

Bye Hans

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I bought this computer new several years ago and the hard-drive died today.  I went out and bought a new internal hard-drive, but I did not realize that I also needed to install an operating system with the new hard-drive.  So, I am trying to see what I need to do to get my new hard-drive to boot up?  I do not have the recovery disk that came with my computer.  I was told that maybe HP could send a new Operating System disk so that I could reinstall windows.  Any help is greatly appreciated.  Thank you

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Hi all,

I need to replace my hard disk (Toshiba 40GB) and the configuration of my laptop E-SYstem 3089 is the following:

quite scary to be honest: there is a sort of armor protecting the hard disk and I don't know how to get it out... do I need to dismount all the pieces?
So please if someone experienced of this EI-Systems can share a tip, I'd be very happy and grateful. Thanks in advance!!
Joe User

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Hello to all fellow Lenovo owners. Recently, my G570 Hard drive crashed. I  removed it and will purchase anew one but desperately need detailed, specific instructions about formatting, partitioning and installing Windows 7and whatever else is necessary to get up and running. I'm not a techie, but am handy and wiling/able to learn.Thanks in advance for any help. dcnyr


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A:g570 hard disk drive replacement

hi dcnyr,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 Were you able to Create a Recovery Disc from the old HDD when it was still working? or you have an RCD when you first got the unit?
 Because if you have, you don't have to worry about any partition or procedure just pop the First RCD and just follow the Prompt,
but If you were not able to create set of Recovery CD then,
First you can contact Lenovo To Purchase a recovery CD
and another option is this:
"There's a big possibility that you're able to activate Windows 7 64bit using that COA,
Try to:
1. Create a recovery disc (just in case something goes wrong, you can revert back the preloaded OS)
2. Download and install Belarc Advisor to extract the Windows 7 product key on the BIOS.
3. Download a Windows 7 ISO and burn it using imgburn. Check here how
4. Install Windows 7 using this guide (use the key that you obtained from Step 2 if necessary)."
Hope this helps,

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My laptop hp 15-n029sg was showing the imminent hard drive failure message. I have checked the hard drives through "Check Now" options. Every time I scan some problem is found and I fix it accordingly. But then again it shows some problems are found when scanned again. Is there any way I can find out where the problem is gone or not? Eventually I guess I have to replace the hard drive. Can anyone suggest the proper i.e compatable hard drive for my laptop?

A:Replacement of Imminent Failing Hard disk

Hi, The drive on the link below is an example of one that would be fine for your notebook.  1Tb Notebook Hard Drive. The procedure to replace the Hard Drive starts on Page 77 of your Maintenance & Service Guide. Once done, simply use your Recovery Media to reinstall the Operating System on the new drive - this procedure is detailed in the following HP document. If you don't have your Recovery Media, see if you can order a replacement set using the link below. Order HP Recovery Media.  If you have any problem with this link, try ordering this directly from HP. If you live in the US, contact HP Here. If you are in another part of the world, start Here. Regards, DP-K

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Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-4F8HK-M4P73-W8DQG
Windows Product Key Hash: Xs1iQgVeo0C+sObJxS7eu+FuBPQ=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00057
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010300.0.0.003
ID: {885A901D-B8AC-437A-9497-77D160681927}(2)
Is Admin: No
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7600.win7_ldr.110114-1504
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

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OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
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A:Invalid Product Key, when activating after a hard disk replacement

The serial used is the OEM SLP key, that is the key the computer was installed with when it left the Toshiba factory. To use that key you have to use the Toshiba recovery disks to reinstall.
If you do a clean install from any other Windows 7 DVD you have to use the serial that is on the case of the computer/laptop.
You could try and call MS support and explain your problem. You might need to call several times as some of the support guys are less friendly than others.....

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I suspect that my 640 GB hard disk (from 2008) is nearing the end of its life and would like to plan for a replacement.There does not appear to be much if any chance to replace such a SCSI disk any more.What is the best type of disk to replace it, and does it need a new controller?I run Vista (original OS) and Windows 7 (new) in a dual boot configuration.It has currently three volumes, a Vista C: drive (c.300 GB), a Windows 7 C: drive (c.300 GB) and the HP "FACTORY_IMAGE" drive 15 GB

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Hi - Yesterday, my Averatec 3250 laptop stopped working and now I cannot boot it up. I am getting a "SMART command failed" and subsequent message about disk read error. It sure sounds like the hard drive is shot. This machine gets light use, so this is very disappointing as I bought it new in late 2004. I was thinking about replacing the hard drive, but there is no information in the user manual. Any advice appreciated.

A:Solved: Averatec 3250 - Hard Disk Replacement

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my hard disk size in missing...
here attached my snapshot of my harddisk size..
i am using segate harddisk..

A:Hard disk size missing

It's not there. Nothing is missing. a 250GB drive will have about 232 gbs usable space, 320gb =298,500=465, 1tb=930gb approx. That's the way it is, i don't wanna explain why. Just don't worry about it.

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I just reinstalled Windows XP in an effort to try to speed up my computer. I did a backup using Norton Ghost just before I did it and I've been restoring files from it.

I just got a message saying that my hard drive was full which was weird so I checked the disk under 'My Computer' and it said that my hard drive was 127GB, when it's actually 320GB.

I know when I was formatting the disk it didn't work right away. I did a full format and the computer restarted and went back to the initial screen that asked me what I wanted to do, rather than going ahead and installing Windows. When I went through the process again it said Windows was already on there, so I deleted the partition that it said was there and did another full format. This time I was able to install Windows.

Is there anything I can do to use my full hard drive or am I going to have to restore the old system using Norton Ghost?

Thank you,

A:Hard Disk Size On Reinstallation

You can enable LBA (most hard drive manufacturer's have a utility to do this within Windows) or you can partition the drive into several partitions that are all less than 137 gB in size (like 3 partitions at 100 gB each)

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I recently had to format by laptop's hard drive since it would not start up. I tried everything from restoring the MBR to deleting the partition. I got a bunch of errors of protected partiion, I assume because of Norton Goback's lock on the partition. Lastly, I restored the computer using toshiba's restoration DVD. Now windows XP and any other partition software is displaying the hard disk as 74 Gb instead of 120 Gb. Does anybody know how to fix this? I have a Toshiba Satelite M55 with Windows XP. The BIOS is a piece of crap and it doesn't allow you to get any hard disk details or do an auto config. I've restored the hard drive a second time with the restore software and the outcome is the same. Please help.

A:Wrong Hard Disk Size

If you right click My Computer and choose "Manage" then Disk management, see if the drive shows a portion unallocated. If so you will need partitioning software to merge it back as I don't think Disk management will do that in XP. Partition magic or Acronis Disk Director are what you will need. There is a free program called Paragon also that can do it.

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i bought a new WD 160gb Hdd but when i install it winwdows xp SP2 only sees it as a 128gb hdd. will updating the bios on my asus a7n8x mb sort this out or will i need to get a controller card ??

A:Hard disk size not correct

What drive size does the BIOS report? If BIOS gets it wrong, then you need a BIOS update.

As for Windows, make sure that LBA48 is enabled - there's a registry setting for that.

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I just reinstalled Windows XP in an effort to try to speed up my computer. I did a backup using Norton Ghost just before I did it and I've been restoring files from it.

I just got a message saying that my hard drive was full which was weird so I checked the disk under 'My Computer' and it said that my hard drive was 127GB, when it's actually 320GB.

I know when I was formatting the disk it didn't work right away. I did a full format and the computer restarted and went back to the initial screen that asked me what I wanted to do, rather than going ahead and installing Windows. When I went through the process again it said Windows was already on there, so I deleted the partition that it said was there and did another full format. This time I was able to install Windows.

Is there anything I can do to use my full hard drive or am I going to have to restore the old system using Norton Ghost?

Thank you,

A:Hard Disk Size On Reinstallation

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Hello all, I want to add a harddisk to my emachine--celeron 633IDS. my first time doing this, so i am not sure if there is a LIMIT to the size of the harddisk i can add??
i have included the specs of the pc form the emachines site, if it is of anyhelp.

*****Specifications of eTowerŪ 633ids*******

IntelŪ Celeron 633 MHz (w/128KB L2 Cache)
Intel 810 Chipset, 66 MHz FSB
64 MB SDRAM (1 DIMM available for upgrade up to 256MB)
56K* ITU v.90 PCI internal Fax/Modem
Built-in 12x Max. DVD-ROM; 3.5" 1.44 MB FDD
Keyboard; Mouse; Stereo Speakers
Intel 82801 AC '97 Audio
Intel Direct 3D 2x AGP (shared memory)
2 USB ports (1 is on front bezel); 1 Serial; 1 Parallel; 1 Midi/Game; 2 PS/2; Audio In & Out, Microphone In; 3 Expansion slots - 2 available

also, if you have any canadian deals that would be great(i'm looking at the one at FS -- 120GB for 169.99). US deals are welcome too as i live minutes from the border but i'm not sure how to sneak it through.


A:Hard disk size LIMIT for celeron 633?

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I recently came across a teribble knowledge , when I changed the partition number of my 40 gb hard disk, with partition magic ,
I made four equal partitions and install windows xp.
Now the problem is that when I check through the partion magic , it shows four partitions with 9.4 gb each (almost).
but when I check through windows , (right click>properties) it is shows only 4. 3 gb
what is the problem and how can I solve it
best regards

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Edit: I simply wiped the disk and changed it to MBR through the command line. I don't think I need any more help right now.
I received a new laptop today with windows 10 on it. So I downloaded rufus and used it to make a windows 7 installer. I chose MBR partition format. When I made it partway through the install I could not select a partition because "hard drive is GPT format". 
I could make a GPT windows 7 install but to my understanding that only works with Fat32. And to my understanding fat32 can only make a file 4 GBs in size. That seems like that limitation would be a huge problem. I have a 7 gig .rar file of a game I was planning to play on the new computer but I don't think I could transfer it to the fat32 hard drive.
I need some help here. If GPT can only be used with fat32 and therefor have a 4GB file size limitation, then is there any way I can get my 1TB hard drive to MBR? I'll admit that there's a lot I don't understand about this. 
I have a UEFI bios by the way along with a legacy mode option for windows 7.

A:GPT hard disk file size limitation

What is the Hard Disk size?
GPT and MBR are partitioning schemes, FAT32 and NTFS are File System types that can be used to store files/folders on the partitions independently if the disk is partitioned as MBR or GPT.
I think the confusion is because when creating a bootable flash drive to install Windows on a UEFI system with GPT you need to format the flash drive as FAT32.

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it does not make sense.
Please Solutions.

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A:Tecra S3-153 Maximum capacity of replacement HDD


Tecra S3-153 supports the SATA controller.
As far as I know the SATA controller is not limited so theoretically you should be able to use SATA 2.5? HDD sizes; 250GB and bigger?

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Hi people, been a while since I posted here, since had my forum name changed to nebulus. Anyway, to the question...

I bought a hard disk from someone on ebay and it is supposed to have an 8mb buffer. One of the main reasons I made the buy was on the assurance that it was this version of the drive. I now have the drive installed and have ghosted over my old disk image and am using it to type this post.
I would now like to check the cache size to make sure I have got what I paid for, but I tried SiSoft Sandra and a few other methods and cannot find the info out. Can you recommend any utils or methods that may give me the nfo?

Thanks for reading

A:How do I find out Hard Disk Cache/Buffer Size?

What's the brand of you HDD? Most manufacturers assign their model numbers according to the specification of the HDD. In the case of Western Digital, WD800JB, where WD is WesternDigital and 800 shows that the disk contains 80.0GB and JB refers to the cache memory which is 8MB in this case and BB referst to 2MB of Cache memory.

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I want to take the HD out to retrieve my stuff - which size of portable External Hard Drive Disk Enclosure do I need? My new laptop is a Dell Inspiron 6000 and the HD looks the same as my old one.

Do I need a 2.5" enclosure (like this one);

or a 3.5" size like this?;

hope u can help! thanks in advance

A:What size External Hard Drive Disk Enclosure do I need?

Laptop drives are 2.5".

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Hello all

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I have tried DiskGenius or Partition Table Doctor but they cannot locate the partition.

A:Hard disk showed uninitialized and incorrect size

Hi saitokoji,

Welcome onboard.

Please post a screenshot of Windows Disk Management with your 1TB WD external drive only plugged in.( Yes, in order not to confuse remove all other USB storage devices)

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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i'm confused
help me!

thanks in advance

A:0xc0000225 Problem Solved but hard disk size and OKR

What it looks like in Disk Management ?

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I have Windows 8 installed on a Hyper-V VM in Windows 8.1. It turned out that the size I originally allocated for the virtual hard disk was too small, so I went into settings for the VM and expanded it.

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In Hyper-V manager, when I click Inspect for the virtual hard disk, it says that the "Current File Size" is the old, small size, while the "Maximum Disk Size" is the new, larger size.

So, how do I get the OS installed in the VM to see the new, larger, expanded size?


A:Expanded virtual hard disk but it's still using small size

Your virtual machine's vhd is as it should be, you have no issue. I will try to explain this below.

Hyper-V uses three different types of virtual hard disks:
Fixed size VHDDynamically expanding VHDDifferencing VHD

1. Fixed size vhd

A fixed size VHD is when stored on your host always the same size. If your vm has a 100 GB fixed size VHD it takes 100 GB storage space on your host regardless how much data is actually stored on it. A totally empty 100GB fixed size VHD takes 100 GB on host, a fixed size VHD with 60 GB data stored on it takes the same 100 GB storage space on your host.

If you want your virtual machine to use a fixed size VHD you need to create the VHD first, then attach it to a vm as existing VHD. A fixed size VHD can be created in New Virtual Hard Disk Wizard (Hyper-V Manager > New > Hard disk):

In wizard select Fixed size:

Now create a vm with New Virtual Machine Wizard and use your existing fixed size VHD:
2. Dynamically expanding VHD

The default VHD type in Hyper-V is dynamically expanding. A dynamically expanding VHD only uses the storage space on host it needs but is allowed to expand (grow) as the need arises. The host system sees the VHD file size as big as it actually is but the guest sees its size as the set VHD maximum disk space. A 100 GB dynamically expanding VHD with only 10 GB data stored on it is for the host a 10 GB VHD file but the guest sees it as a 100 GB HDD with 90% free space.

An example. I have a Windows 10 Technical Preview ... Read more

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CPU - Intel P4 3.20E GHz
800 MHz, 1 MB L2 cache

I know that it can take at least 300 GB because I have an external drive that size.

Any help will be appreciated.


A:Maximum Drive Size

The size of the drive is not a factor for your system. Any size drive will work as long as it has the right connections (PATA vs SATA).

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A:W530 Maximum SSD/HDD Size

You need a 9.5mm (thick) drive.  As far as I know, there is nothing bigger than a 2TB Seagate (5400RPM). 

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Its on Windows XP.

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Many thanks


A:Maximum Registry Size

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A:Which is maximum size of memory I could put in my ...

Well, the URL below shows it will certainly take 2 SODIMMs for a total of 8 GB of DDR3. I really don't know if that is the true maximum configuration. Sometimes it is possible to go "beyond the max." Clearly YMMV in that situation. Crucial RAM link ... It's a little hard to find RAM info for TimelineX models. Personally, I typically go for used Samsung or Hynix/SKHynix DIMMs/SODIMMs. Almost always 8 GB will be enough for a laptop. If you have a friend that has a laptop with 8 GB of DDR3 you could try putting those 2 SODIMMs in your laptop for a test. USE ANTI-STATIC PRECAUTIONS! Better safe than sorry.


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A:hard disk space wrongly calculated, size varies a lot between same-day sessions

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A:Cannot change maximum size of recycle bin

Try clicking the option that says "configure drives independantly", then adjust it to your liking

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Thank you.

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A:Satellite Pro 4600 - What is the maximum HDD size?

Hello John

Satellite Pro 4600 is pretty old notebook and it is not easy to find exact info. The fact is taht notebook was delivered with 10 and 20 GB HDDs.
My opinion is that you can use 30 or even 40 GB HDDs. I believe new 30 GB HDD should be enough for your certain jobs.

What do you think?

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A:Maximum Size 2nd HDD Inspiron 7720 17R SE

As long as the drive is 9.5 mm in height or slimmer, yes.  Many of the drives this size are 12mm or taller - these won't physically fit in the system.

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A:what is the maximum partition size in vista?

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A:Maximum Display size on Folders

Hi, try here, Control Panel / Folder Options.

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A:Access: Maximum size of a record.

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I have tried with two different 1.5m long cables, and both do not work. (So I'm pretty sure it is not the cable.)

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A:HDMI cable - maximum size?

If this is a entertainment center type of arrangement, it's likely line interference.
It can be overcome, but properly shielded hdmi cables are pretty expensive.

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A:Moved files to external hard drive but no change in laptop disk size

Dumb question, did you delete the files off C ?

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A:Hard drive cluster size issues? Size on HDD over twice the actual size

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You could check with TreeSize Free - it will tell you if you right click on the status bar and select it to be displayed.

EDIT - having checked the default for ExFat is 128k for drives over 32GB ( and when I tried to format an external USB drive that is what it picked. According to macbook - Reformat exFat with specific Device Block Size and Cluster Size - Ask Different OSX picks 128k also.

So if you had 128k as your cluster size minimum disk utilization would be 17,772 files * 128k = 2.17GB. So if all your files were just over this (say 132k which looks like your current average size) you would be using 4.44GB add a couple of big files and it could easily be 6GB.

I would check your average file sizes and also your current cluster size (you can use chkdsk as described in the AskDifferent link above).

The default is 4k for NTFS and I have always formatted ExFat as 4k also. Depending on your current setting reformatting 4k looks like a good idea.

As for how - copying the data elsewhere, formatting and then copying it back has to be the easiest, safest and most likely fastest way. You'll also get the disk defragmented automatical... Read more

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A:Windows XP Pro SP2 maximum external drive size

XP and beyond will recognize 1tb and larger with no problem.

My only real recommendations regarding external hard drives are that they have a fan for cooling and an external power source. Not dependent on the USB port for power.

Please see reply to your similar question in Win98 forum regarding some drawbacks when using large capacity hard drives with older OS`s.

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A:Maximum Message Size In Exchange Server

Q. What is the maximum allowed message size?A. 150 megabytes (150,000,000 bytes).Taken from:Microsoft Exchange Hosted Filtering FAQ

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A:Maximum size of micro SD card for Stream 13

Hi @clueless969, Welcome to the HP Forums!It is a terrific place to find answers and suggestions!For you to have the best experience in the HP forum I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide.Learn How to Post and More HP does not provide the maximum size of the SD card accepted. I suspect that either size should work but sometimes there is a compatibility issue with the brand.   If you take your notebook with you to a local store such as Staples or Best Buy they may let you test one to be sure or have one you can try.  I hope this helps!

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1_ What is the maxiumum size of a FAT32 volume?

2_ Would exceeding this safe maxiumum size result in having data/file system corruption down the road?

I have a 300GB Seagate formatted to FAT32 with 32k clusters.

Thanks in advance,


A:Maximum safe size of FAT32 volume

1_ What is the maxiumum size of a FAT32 volume?

Answer: Approximately 8 Terabytes;EN-US;q314463

2_ Would exceeding this safe maxiumum size result in having data/file system corruption down the road?

Answer: No. The corruption would be immediate.


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A:Outlook 2007 PST Folder Maximum SIze

Is this just a home pc or is it part of a work network using Exchange?

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A:Advice please on C-drive maximum size for performance

These questions have been asked and answered over and over for the last ten years or so... I have a 1TB drive C, RAID setup (2 500GB Seagate SATA drives) for my OS and everything else, and a separate 420GB drive used as a backup drive for my music, documents, downloads and pictures. With today's CPU's, memory capacity and great computing speeds, swap files really aren't necessary at all... I have never experienced any benefits moving the Windows swap file to another drive separate from the OS. I really don't use full drive image backups either for my small business

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What is the maximum partition size on C:/ where the OS WIN2K Server is installed and other programs?
I have the Disks (9x 9.1GB Cheetah) in Raid 5 working.
Till now on C:/ I have 8GB partition size but going out on space on C:/

I have PowerQuest Server Magic 4.0 installed.

Could you please help me in answering my above question and how to proceed with PowerQuest if I can increase the Partition size?

Many thanks in advance


A:Maximum Partition Size For Win2k Server

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[ Memory Controller ]

Memory Controller Properties:
Error Detection Method None
Error Correction None
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Current Memory Interleave 4-Way
Supported Memory Speeds 70ns, 60ns
Supported Memory Types DIMM, SDRAM
Supported Memory Voltages 3.3V
Maximum Memory Module Size 256 MB
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A:EVEREST - Maximum Memory Module Size

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A:Remove Maximum Window Size Limits

It's funny that you would come asking for help and then make demands as to how that help should be given. However, look here:

GiMeSpace Desktop Extender - CNET


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A:Maximum Message Size On Free Yahoo Mail

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A:Maximum desktop resolution/size which can be handled by Windows

This may answer your question

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I guess that would be the maximum ram I could have on my p.c., since
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Shown here-

I have total of 1.87 gigs. of ram as shown.

What should I type in for my Page file Custom Initial and Maximum size to adjust my virtual memory?

I try to follow these instructions-

Windows XP Tips - Virtual Memory Tweak - YouTube

1.87 X 2 = 3.74 gigs.

3.74 X 1024 = 3829 gigs.

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After I put that and reboot.

In virtual memory it says.

Total paging file size for all drives

Minimum 2 MB

Recommended 2878 MB

Currently 3829 MB

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hard drive if I set it too high ? Since I don't have any message saying I have
low virtual memory at the moment. What should I set the initial and maximum page file size at ?


A:Page file Custom Initial and Maximum size

See the notes here How to set performance options in Windows XP
you should allow windows to manage the page file size there is no need to alter it.
But it's your choice.

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i've been having harddisk troubles lately anyway to make a long story short, i used seatools to verify the disk was physically ok, then got diskeeper to defragment as the drive was very fragmented

since chkdsk said there were errors in the bitmap volume i tried to see mft information in diskeeper. and this is what i get

current mft size 109586 file records (107MB) percent used 87%

allowable minimum mft size 109587
allowable maximum mft size 109586

of course diskeeper doesnt accept ANY value i set for mft size... and i'm getting close to the limit,maybe i had reached it since i erased a lot to make space...

so any ideas?

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Dear Experts

With the outlook 2003 not 2002 (limit to 2 GB) I have been experiencing this problem

Cannot move the items C:\Documents and Settings\johnallen\local settings\applicationdata\microsoft\outlook\outlook.pst has reached its maximum size.
To reduce the amount of data in the file, select some items that you no longer need and then permanently delete them by pressing SHIFT + DELETE. You could consider using the new outlook prsonal folders file (.pst) introduced with outlook
2003 that provides greater capacity for storing items and folders.Click to expand...
I renamed the old profile to Outlook_OLD.pst then created a new profile called outlook.pst ,,,,,and move all folders from Outlook_OLD.pst to Outlook.pst

Then I uninstalled Office 2003 and installed office 2007.
But still I am experiencing same problem

A:Cannot move the items outlook.pst has reached its maximum size

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I'm in the process of adding a Sapphire ATI Radeon 9250 PCI card to my eMachines computer and the embedded Intel 82865g graphics controller reduced the maximum image size to 14.9 x 11.8 - this is about 2 inches narrower than my 19" screen size. Is there a way to change the maximum image size to actually reflect my screen?

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Recently I've been getting an error in my administrative events event log related to wuaueng.dll

wuaueng.dll (604) SUS20ClientDataStore: The version store for this instance (0) has reached its maximum size of 32Mb. It is likely that a long-running transaction is preventing cleanup of the version store and causing it to build up in size. Updates will be rejected until the long-running transaction has been completely committed or rolled back.
Possible long-running transaction:
SessionId: 0x0000000000F104A0
Session-context: 0x00000000
Session-context ThreadId: 0x0000000000001700
Cleanup: 1

I have no idea how to resolve this issue. Since this issue has started in Process Explorer the svchost.exe that houses wuauend.dll baloons to about 370-410Mb of Private, and 340-360MB of Working Set anytime the Windows Update service is started. I have done
all the latest windows update (other than the language packs.)

System Specs:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Service Pack 1
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 @ 2.66GhZ 2.67GhZ
4.00GB RAM

To free up the RAM and avoid the errors I've just been disabling the Windows Update service except for when I want to specifically use it to run an update, but the main issue I want to free up is the ESENT Event ID 623 Errors in the Administrative Events
log of the Event Viewer that have been occuring since November 22, 2011 for me.

A:Windows Update - wuaueng.dll - SUS20ClientDataStore Maximum Size Reached

Based on my knowledge, wuaueng.dll is a system file for Windows Update. Please try to register the Wuaueng.dll file and check if it works fine.
Also I want to know whether you use WSUS for Windows update?
For further troubleshooting, please also upload the Windows Update log to SkyDrive and post a link here:
Hope that helpsWilliam Tan
TechNet Community Support

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I have a LENOVO Ideapad Y700-15ISK.I have successfully upgraded my SSD to a Samsung-SSD-SM951-512GB-MZHPV512HDGL. I am tempted to upgrade also my HDD to a Seagate ST4000LM016: ...which is a 2.5-inch 4TB disk.Problem is that it is 15mm thick and I fear that it might not fit in the space dedicated to the HDD. Has anyone tested this? Do you know if it works?

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My 32GB Windows 10 Home PC (recently upgraded from 8.1) is low on disk space. I deleted Windows.old and I have hibernation disabled. Apart from a few browsers, very little else is installed, yet I only have 11.7GB left?

One reason may be the size of the Windows folder:
Size 14.7GB
Size on Disk 9.91GB

From my calculations, Windows appears to be using the higher figure in determining available disk space.

Why is 'Size' so much greater than 'Size on Disk', can I do anything about it? I have a similar 8.1 machine, it does not have this disparity (12.4GB and 12.3GB).

What would be a normal 'Size' for a Windows folder on Windows 10 Home PC very recently upgraded from 8.1 i.e. with few, if any Windows live updates run ?

A:Windows Folder Size greater than Size on Disk

I imagine its because windows compresses some system files currently it may be using 9gb but with all files uncompressed you may be looking at 14 which is why it uses the higher value

Windows 10 will save disk space and no longer require a recovery partition | Windows 10 content from SuperSite for Windows

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I've been wanting to see how much space folders take up, like how Disks display them when you open My Computer. Is there such an addon to Explorer, or recommend any free apps that do this?

Pic attached is of Disks, but I want Folders to do the same thing:

A:Folder Size, like Disk Size addon/app?


Try foldersizes (paid not free)
this one though is free

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I would like to upgrade my current 250 Gb hard drive (WDC WD2500JD-75HBBO) by replacing it with a 1Tb Seagate Barracuda.

Is there an upper limit as to how big a capacity HD I could use?

Appreciate some advice. Thanks!

Dell Dimension 5000 3.0Ghz
3 Gb RAM

A:Dell Dimension - limit to size of replacement HD ?

nope mine has 1tb on it ok takes bit more power though

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