Resize ( down) VM

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Claire, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. Claire

    Claire Guest

    I have copied 4 GB file into my VM and host Windows started
    complaining about disk low space, so I deleted that file in VM.
    However that did not satisfied my host, and VM reboot and finally VM
    shutdown did not help.
    How can I restore my VM to the previous size?
    Thanks, Claire
    Claire, Apr 25, 2010
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  2. Claire

    Steve Jain Guest

    You need to compact the VHD to reduce the size of it.
    Step 1: Precompact. Mount the precompactor.iso from \program
    files\microsoft virtual pc\virtual machine additions, and run it.
    Step 2: Compact. Shut down the VM, run the Disk Wizard and compact the VHD.

    You can get the detailed steps in the VPC help. Start VPC , go to help, type
    "compact" and the first help result will give you step by step instructions
    for compacting
    Steve Jain, Apr 26, 2010
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  3. Claire

    Bo Berglund Guest

    But isn't there a requirement for doing this that there is at least as
    much free space on the host drive as the original size of the VHD
    If so then the OP is hosed unless he supplies extra drive capacity...
    Bo Berglund, Apr 27, 2010
  4. Claire

    Steve Jain Guest

    Bo, I think you're correct. Its been a while since I've used VPC 2007,
    moved to Windows VPC on Win7.
    Steve Jain, Apr 27, 2010
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