GlenB
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Expanding the disk space

I built a VM from a template of Win2k3 Server SP2. The template had a 8 Gb C: drive. Once I had the VM setup OK, I powered it off, editted the settings and changed the Hard Disk 1 size to 20 Gb. When I restarted the VM, C: was still 8 Gb and there was an unpartitioned, unformatted 12 Gb space at the end of the virtual disk that contained the C: drive.

I guess I was hoping that somewhow C: would now have grown to be 20 Gb. I guess I can partition it and format it and I'll have a 12 Gb 😧 or E; or whatever, but I'd prefer it all to be part oft he same drive letter. Can that be done?

Regards - Glen
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Luckybob
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You have to use "diskpart" to expand the partiton in Windows, but you cannot extend a system partition.

If you want a larger system drive, you could use the standalone converter to convert the current VM to a new one with a bigger system drive.

GlenB
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You're stretching me into new space, but I'll give it a try. Thanks.

Regards - Glen

Regards - Glen
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