Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Adding diskspace to Windows 7 Virtutal Machines

Lets say you build a virtual machine and are running short of hard disk space. There are two options in VMware. The first is to add a secondary hard disk and move the content over.

The other option is to extent the current hard disk. The easy way to do this is:

1) Shutdown the virtual machine
2) edit the properties of the virtual machine
3) On the hard disk setting and in utilities on the right side add some disc space
4) Start up the virtual machine and log in as administrator
5) Start control panel -> admin tools -> computer management
6) click storage on the left hand side and select disk management
7) right click on the original partition and click extent volume

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