vmware and xp hard drive space

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  1. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    hello, i setup vmware fusion today with xp. i was very surprised how easy it was, my only problem is that i have 40 gigs reserved for xp.. does this mean that there is a separate partition? i only need xp to use a maximum of 10 gigs. i tried changing it under the hard disk setting but it states that 40 gigs is the minimum, can someone please help? thanks in advance!
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    If you did not use Boot Camp Assistant and you are only using VMware, then "no" you do not have a separate partition.

    Go to your user folder -> documents -> virtual machines
    This will show you how much disk space your virtual machine is using

    Or you can run something like Grand Perspective to see how your disk space is utilized

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. bmms8 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    hey thanks for your help. the folder itself is 2.67 GB, does this mean that my hard drive is basically shared with osx? i would not mind that since i think its better than allocating a certain amount.. thanks!
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    It is a virtual machine contained in that file
    It doesn't have it's own separate partition
    It co-exists with your OS X

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  5. bmms8 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    great, thanks for the help!
     

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