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Peter_Mount
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Vista VM growing to take up more HDD space

Hi

I've got Vista Business SP2 installed on VMWare Fusion on Leopard. The virtual machine file grows to an extra 10 gig over time until Vista freezes. When I revert to the snapshot it works again and the virtual machine is 10 gig smaller.

Is this to do with a swapfile or temp files? Or if I revert to Windows XP Pro would this problem go away? Is there some other setting I should look at?

To be honest I'm finding Vista a real pain to use and I'm thinking of going back to using Windows XP after this Semester finishes. I'm using Windows as I need it for my University Studies so I can't spend time wiping now.

I save my files to a shared directory in Leopard so they get backed up by Time Machine.

Thanks

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