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Cannot install entire 3 TB usb hdd

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    Cannot install entire 3 TB usb hdd


    Trying to help an elderly lady I purchased a 3 TB external hdd to use for her automated backups. However, even though her computer can see the entire external hdd, it will only let me format 2 TBs as a simple partition. The rest is left unallocated.

    What do I need to do to make her pc use the entire 3 TB?

    Her pc runs Windows 7 64 bit and her usb is 2.0, not usb 3 if that makes a difference.

    Thanks.

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    Thank you. Hope it can be done without deleting her existing 2 GB partition data.
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    Thank you.
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Cannot install entire 3 TB usb hdd
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