Virtual PC Help!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by iEric, Dec 18, 2003.

  1. iEric macrumors 6502a

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    In the beginning, when I got the mac, I thought that I needed VPC, so I purchased it. But then I realized that was stupid. What was more stupid, is that I'm giving 15GB to the OS when I only use 2. So I decided to give 8 for the "just in case" scenario. But I dont know how to change it from 15GB to 8GB. I don't want to uninstall everything and then reinstall. Is there anyway...tried the Virtual Disk Assistance and theres nothing that it says I can change it....Do any of you know how?


    oh btw, the drive is a dynamically expanding type and is FAT32
     
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  3. ChrisH3677 macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry eric, dunno. I run VPC and when I set it up it defaulted to 16Gb BUT the actual size of the VPC file is (found in my user folder in the Documents/Virtual PC List folder) is only 2.1Gb.

    It is W2K. I also set up an XP but it was too slow. File is still there and it's 1.6Gb

    I believe it dynamically resizes as it requires more space. I'm also pretty sure it is a compressed file given the amount of stuff I've installed! :D

    (That would also explain why file access is so ssssllllllooowwwww)
     

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