omnicc
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Installing Windows XP in a VM

I want to install Windows XP in a VM but I do not want to pre-allocate the file space. I need to create a ACE master using this. If I tell the system that I want 50 Gig maximum and then try to load windows, when I go to format the drive it tries to format 50 gig at one time. How do I get around this? I can't have 50 gig ACE machines when I'm uploading them to my FTP site. I would like to have a base install of Windows XP and our program development environment and then have the drive grow to a maximum of 50 gig as needed.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance

Michael Gould

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AWo
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You didn't choose "Allocate disk space now" while creating the vmdk file, did you?

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fejf
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Even if the installer sees 50GB and formats 50GB it won't take 50GB disc space on your HD if you deselected the already mentioned "Allocate disk space now"-option.

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