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Hard drive partition...

My hard drive(new) had more memory than my old one before i cloned it, (with hdclone) but now it has the same as my old one, someone said to change summat about partitions...but i cant right click it in disk management...well i can but i can only clikc properties. The new one is in my computer atm...does this affect it? Please help, i need the space back.

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Depends on what cloning software u using, you can still try Partition Manager 9.0 ...

hope that helps...keep the hope :)

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You need to use a program like Partition Logic:
http://partitionlogic.org.uk/

Or one of the program in this list:

http://www.techmixer.com/free-windows-partition-software-to-partition-hard-disk/

Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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