andycushman
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getting Windows to recognize an increase in virtual disk size

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I just installed Fusion on a new Mac computer, and I installed Windows as well. I didn't notice that Fusion had only allocated 40 Gb of virtual disk space to Windows until I got "disk full" warnings. I figured out how to increase the size of the virtual disk, but Windows thinks it still only has 40 Gb. How do I get Windows to recognize the increased virtual disk space?

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puzzledtux
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Which Windows OS are you running? There is a disk management utility within Windows

Right-Click "My Computer" > Manage > Disk Management

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puzzledtux
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Which Windows OS are you running? There is a disk management utility within Windows

Right-Click "My Computer" > Manage > Disk Management

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andycushman
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Windows XP Professional

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andycushman
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Windows XP Professional

I'm in the Disk Management window, and I see the (C:) drive at 39.99 GB NTFS Healthy (System) and the200 GB Unallocated. How do I move the "Unallocated" to the "C" drive?

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puzzledtux
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You may have to use a third-party utility to extend the volume. I know of one such utility which you can try..Gparted! You may have to download a bootable ISO of it and then perform the disk extend operation.

andycushman
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Thanks!

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TomHowarth
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I am moving this to the VMware Fusion Forum

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WoodyZ
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I just installed Fusion on a new Mac computer, and I installed Windows as well. I didn't notice that Fusion had only allocated 40 Gb of virtual disk space to Windows until I got "disk full" warnings. I figured out how to increase the size of the virtual disk, but Windows thinks it still only has 40 Gb. How do I get Windows to recognize the increased virtual disk space?

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