Parallels Size Question

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by thomamon, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. thomamon macrumors 6502a

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    How big should the files be that store the operating system? Is there a way to shrink them?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    It depends on how you set it up (one fixed file or several/one dynamic file(s)) and what OS you use.

    I have VMWare Fusion though, but with Windows XP I could get a VM with 6 GB, with Windows 7 it is around 15 GB with no further applications installed.
     
  3. thomamon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I do not know much about it... I set it up the default way so I am not sure which that is. I have 10.8.2 w/Windows 8...
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    And what size is it?
     
  5. thomamon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    70 gig
     

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