Repartition the size on XP virtual machine on VMWare Fusion 5

Posted on 2012-09-04
Last Modified: 2012-09-05
I have installed VMware Fusion on the MAC machine and create a XP virtual machine. However, the default size is only 40Gb. Any idea how to resize it to a larger size ?

Question by:AXISHK
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    You can use VMware Converter Standalone to enlarge your XP machine. I have done that. It takes some time (an hour or two if I remember correctly) and you may need a Windows machine to run VMware Converter. But you can do this and I have done so with several machines.

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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
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    by:Nagendra Pratap Singh
    Do you want to

    A) Re-edit your existing VM?
    B) Edit a new VM you are installing ?
    C) Want to change the defaults so it creates VMs with say, 60 GB C drive?
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    Increasing the size of the virtual disk

    To increase the size of the virtual disk:

    Open Fusion.
    Select the virtual machine in the Virtual Machine Library.
    Go to Virtual Machine > Settings....
    Click Hard Disk(s).
    Use the slider to adjust the size of the virtual disk.
    Click Apply.


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