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12 Mar 2010   #1

Tweak size of Virtual XP logical disk?

I have a couple of drawing programs that I'm having to use in VXP because they aren't 64bit compatible. When I try to open anything that is larger than a relatively small size, it errors out because it says "Not enough space to create scratch files." Is there a way to tweak the size of the logical disk to make it larger?...Or do I have to create a whole new environment?

(Admittedly, I'm not sure I know how to do that because I'm just using the default setup and created environment that it created when I installed it.) But I'll try anything once!

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12 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 finally!

bherber, have you tried this?
Windows Virtual PC - Change Virtual Machine Settings

I believe you need to allocate more memory to it
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13 Mar 2010   #3


I kind of figured that... Is there a way to just increase the size of the current configuration, or do I have to create a new one? Where do you do that?
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13 Mar 2010   #4

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Open Virtual Machines folder, located in your user folder (C:\Users\Your_Username\Virtual Machines). Right click Windows XP Mode, choose Settings. Choose Memory from the list on the left, change the amount of memory you want to allocate for XP Mode on the right.


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14 Mar 2010   #5


Thanks! I had found the place where you could change the memory settings, but it was always grayed-out. I finally figured out that it was in a hibernated state instead of shutdown. As soon as I shut it down, then I could manipulate the memory setting. I appreciate your patience... :-)
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