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Old Mar 2, 2010, 02:45 PM   #1
PaulMoore
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VMWare virtual machine (XP) size growing... why?

I have just installed Windows XP with VMWare Fusion (2.0.6) and every time I shut down VMWare and check the size of the virtual machine back in Finder in OS X (Snow Leopard) it has grown by 2GB or so. Why is it doing this and how can I stop it? (It's now 8GB+ even though there is no software installed on the Windows side).

I am running these on a late 2007 iMac.

Thanks!
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Old Mar 2, 2010, 03:00 PM   #2
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Have you added any programs into windows in VMware?
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Old Mar 2, 2010, 04:30 PM   #3
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No, none- that's why I don't understand the rapid growth- tripling in size since installation...
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Old Mar 2, 2010, 05:06 PM   #4
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The virtual machine file will grow through normal use. You can shrink it using VMware Tools from within the virtual machine environment.
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