I had a 160g hard drive in my laptop and it ran out of space. I bought acronis true image home (2009 version) and cloned my 160g hard drive onto a 250g hard drive in an external USB enclosure. The clone went fine and when I took the 250g drive out of the enclosure and installed it into my laptop, it booted normally. It was an exact copy of my old hard drive, which I wanted because I have a lot of programs that I don't have back-up cd's for.
HOWEVER, I installed it onto a 250g hard drive, but when I click onto the drive manager it says I have 142g of c:\ space, 25g d:\ recovery partition (which is normal for HP laptops) but 83g of "unallocated space!!!!!"
I know that I can create a simple volume and make that space f:\ or g:\ or whatever, but the point of me buying acronis was to get a bigger primary drive! I don't want to be dealing with saving things to f:\ versus c:\ and making sure the files open correctly because certain programs are on c:\ so if the files from that program are saved onto F:\ they won't open or whatever.
Can anyone help me- I tried looking around the acronis program to see if there was a utility to extend the c:\ to fill the space, but coudn't find anything.