Dynamically expanding HD doesn't expand

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Steve, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. Steve

    Steve Guest

    I set up Win2000 on a virtual disk using Virtual PC 2007. I chose the
    dynamically expanding HD option while setting it up. Now, I've maxed out
    the virtual drive (even though there's roughly 40gb still free on the
    host disk).

    How do I get this thing to expand? I've looked at the options and it
    looks like I can either convert it to a fixed size disk or I'll have to
    nuke it and start all over with a larger virtual disk.

    Any help is appreciated.
    Steve, Aug 22, 2007
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  2. Howdie,
    Dynamical expanding means, that it will expand to the size you entered when
    you created the disk. This has nothing to do with free host space. A virtual
    hard disk file has the same limition as a physical disk has. When it is
    full, it will not expand, but the file will not use the full size on the
    physical disk after creation.

    You can resize the disk with VHD Resizer from VMToolkit.com
    Peter Forster [MVP], Aug 22, 2007
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