Decreasing the size of a virtual disk

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Telerín, Mar 22, 2010.

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    Telerín Guest

    Hi everybody.

    How can I reduce the size of a virtual disk?

    Telerín, Mar 22, 2010
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    Bo Berglund Guest

    Please elaborate what exactly you mean by "size of a virtual disk".
    Your question as it stands is ambiguous....
    Bo Berglund, Mar 22, 2010
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    Telerín Guest


    I have a virtual disk with Windows 2000, in Virtual PC Its size
    in the explorer of windows is 16GB. Can I reduce the size? The disk is

    Excuse my english.
    Telerín, Mar 22, 2010
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    Pavel Guest

    This is dynamic or fixed-size disc...?

    Try compress on VHD file.
    Pavel, Mar 22, 2010
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    Kari Guest

    Kari, Mar 22, 2010
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    Telerín Guest

    It is a dynamic size disc.

    How can I to compress it?
    Telerín, Mar 22, 2010
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    Vijay Guest

    Hi Telerin,

    I also had the same problem. I'm using both Virtual-Box and Virtual PC.

    The problem with the dynamic VHD is it can expand automatically. But
    cannot shrink automatically.

    1 I'll just run an utility names "sdelete" which wil be available for
    free download.

    Usage: sdelete -c

    -c Zero free space (good for virtual disk optimization).

    2 The is an option available in virtual PC

    File -> VirtualDisk wizard ->Edit an Existing VHD.
    Select the location of the VHD and Select Compact it.

    I think this post will be useful for you.

    Excuse my English.

    Vijay, Mar 22, 2010
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    Pavel Guest

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    Telerín Guest

    Thanks everybody.
    Telerín, Mar 23, 2010
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    marfi Guest

    marfi, Mar 23, 2010
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