Virtual PC 6.0 drive image question/help

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by lforman, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. lforman macrumors newbie

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    Apr 19, 2004
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    I have VPC 6.0 for mac/classic with a Windows 2000 1Gig drive image.

    I've only installed one program that was less than 20meg into the hard drive and saved the state of the drive image. The system says I don't have any drive space left. What happened to the 1Gig space. Windows doesn't take that much space. I should be able to install programs.

    I tried to modify the settings of the drive image to allow it to expand instead of being fixed but this didn't work.

    All you pro VPCers out there. Please help. I really need to install some programs into vpc to make it worth while.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks

    Lisa
     
  2. Nny macrumors regular

    Nny

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    Apr 7, 2004
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    By "system" do you mean Windows? Or is the Mac OS complaining?

    if it's Windows doing the complaining: Windows plus virtual memory can and will eat up 1 GB pretty quick. if it won't let you resize that disk then uninstall all components of Windows you don't need, remove the 20 mb program, and create a new disk image to be a "D:\" drive, installing all your programs on that drive... or just scrap the install of Windows all together and create a new install on a multi-GB drive image (recommend at least 5 GB for Windows + Office + a few apps).

    if it's the Mac complaining: how much space do you have free? should leave about 10% - 15% free on your boot drive. if you are running OS X keep at least 2-3 GB free.
     

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