Macbook Air 2011 flash memory for Windows

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ngeharley, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Just installed Windows 7 using parallels desktop 6, however the avaliable flash memory in Windows is only 64 GB, under Leopard I have the full 256 GB avaliable.
    How can I get the full flash memory of 256 GB valiable also for Windows? :confused:
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Legion93

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    Did you try going to disk utility and select the drive and partition it?
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Why do you need that?

    No, Disk Utility can't help with VM disk space assignments.
    Disk Utility is for the disks you use, HDDs, SSDs, USB flash memory thumb drives and ODs.


    As Windows is installed via VM, it gets a certain amount of disk space assigned from Parallels Desktop (or the amount you chose), and it can't be the entire capacity your SSD has, as VMs are stored in a file or several files (accumulating to 64GB in your case), thus having a Windows VM with 256GB would mean, the file(s) could be 256GB in size.

    Again, why do you need the VM to have 256GB of disk space capacity?
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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    I too am wondering why you'd need all 256GB in a VM.
     

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