Expanding Virtual Hard Disk not expanding?

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Molberg, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. Molberg

    Molberg Guest

    I have VHD about 3,7GB in size and that is consistent with the diskspace I
    can see within the virtual machine (a win2003). When initiating an edit of
    the VHD in can see it is the type Expanding and the size is about 16GB.

    My problem is Low Disk space so why is it not expanding like its supposed to?

    Thanks a lot in advance,
    Molberg, Sep 7, 2005
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  2. Molberg

    Paul Adare Guest

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    Because you only specified a 4 GB partition when installing the OS in
    the virtual machine. What would happen if you had a real 16 GB disk
    drive in a real computer and chose to create a 4 GB partition during the
    OS install? Same thing is going on here.

    Paul Adare
    MVP - Windows - Virtual Machine
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    Paul Adare, Sep 7, 2005
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