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      • 30. Re: 2 XP Guests, Turn off Paging?
        magic-man Expert

        So instead of setting up the Paging while the HD is in Persistant mode, I simply do this once it's switched to Non-Persistant, which keeps the HD size to a minimal...

        The extra HD is only 34Megs when the VM is off, and who cares how big it gets when the VM is on because once it gets shutdown it flushes memory thanks to "Non-Persistent"

        34 Megs?? Should be around 8.... Did we forget to mention that you don't need system restore turned on

         

         

         

         

         

        • 31. Re: 2 XP Guests, Turn off Paging?
          continuum Guru
          User ModeratorsvExpert

          Magic-man - did you use fat32 partitioned swap-disk ?

          .. or used a very small disk ?

          8 Mb is pretty small !

          • 32. Re: 2 XP Guests, Turn off Paging?
            BassKozz Enthusiast
            magic-man wrote:

            So instead of setting up the Paging while the HD is in Persistant mode, I simply do this once it's switched to Non-Persistant, which keeps the HD size to a minimal...

            The extra HD is only 34Megs when the VM is off, and who cares how big it gets when the VM is on because once it gets shutdown it flushes memory thanks to "Non-Persistent"

            34 Megs?? Should be around 8.... Did we forget to mention that you don't need system restore turned on

             

             

             

             

             

            I would assume System Restore would only effect the main OS disk (C:), and not the secondary drive (E:) which is just being used for SWAP/Page file?

             

             

            continuum wrote:

            Magic-man - did you use fat32 partitioned swap-disk ?

            .. or used a very small disk ?

            8 Mb is pretty small !

             

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            Should I have formated w/ another format? I used NTFS.

            • 33. Re: 2 XP Guests, Turn off Paging?
              continuum Guru
              User ModeratorsvExpert

              no - ntfs is fine - some guys argue that fat32 is slightly faster - so may be better suited for a pagefile ...

              I was only wondering about magic-man's small disk - so I assumed he used fat32

              • 34. Re: 2 XP Guests, Turn off Paging?
                magic-man Expert
                continuum wrote:

                Magic-man - did you use fat32 partitioned swap-disk ?

                .. or used a very small disk ?

                8 Mb is pretty small !

                NTFS all the way.

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                • 35. Re: 2 XP Guests, Turn off Paging?
                  magic-man Expert

                   

                  I would assume System Restore would only effect the main OS disk (C:), and not the secondary drive (E:) which is just being used for SWAP/Page file?

                  Should I have formated w/ another format? I used NTFS.

                   

                  System restore activates on all drives by default in XP. Go to system restore settings and disable it on the swap drive, then it will remove the junk. Then shrink the virtual disk (after defrag).

                   

                   

                  Personally, I removed system restore from my Win XP image for the VMs... Not needed in my case, I just back up the VM directories.

                   

                   

                  • 36. Re: 2 XP Guests, Turn off Paging?
                    magic-man Expert

                    I would assume System Restore would only effect the main OS disk (C:), and not the secondary drive (E:) which is just being used for SWAP/Page file?

                     

                     

                     

                     

                    Should I have formated w/ another format? I used NTFS.

                     

                    By default, system restore activates for all new drives, even empty ones. Go into system restore settings in the VM and turn it off for the swap drive.

                     

                    Personally, I remove system restore from the install image before I install to the VM, as I make ackups of the VM (and make a snapshot before I install new stuph).

                     

                     

                    NTFS is fine. Make sure you shrink the disk in VMWare and defrag it.

                     

                     

                    If you want, e-mail me and I will zip up the swap disk for you and send it. (magic-man@suddenlink.net) Also, be sure to visit sanbarrow.com which is the site of one of the major gurus in this forum.... Lotsa tips, links, etc... Learned a lot from him (Hahahah whats that on my nose?)

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