MacBook Noob Problems ~ Parallels

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NoRegret, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. NoRegret macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2013
    So a few months back I bought the MBP Retina as I was impressed with the ones at work. Our work folks run 2 Parallels on the. One windows 7 and one windows 8. This is what I hoped to do. I bought and installed parallels and loaded Win 7 on there. Unfortunately I no longer have the disc. I bought a Win 8 Product key, but didn't do anything with it as I was still exploring. Fas forward, I cant update or do anything because the startup disc is full msg keeps coming up and it looks like Parallels is taking 60 of my 120 GB. The work ones have the 2 VM at 30 combined. What Could I be doing wrong?

  2. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
    You're probably doing nothing wrong. I run a single instance of Windows 7 in Parallels. It's got Office and Chrome in it, but nothing else. The virtual machine file is 38GB. There is a command in Parallels to Reclaim Disk Space--look under the Virtual Machine menu. That should get you down from 60GB.
  3. NoRegret thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2013
    I did try that. It says there is nothing to reclaim. :mad:
  4. cookiesnfooty macrumors 6502


    Jul 1, 2009
    What space did you allocate to the VMs in Parallels?

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