Solved: Virtual PC hd size change?

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I have an OS installed in Virtual PC (WinXP, SP3), and the default size I created for it (30gb) is really close to being full.

How can I increase this size to like 60gb, without having to reinstall, etc...? (ie. increase the virtual HDD size...)
 
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Open the virtual hard drive wizard then select the hard drive you want to change the size of. The wizard should then provide you with options for the specified virtual hard drive.
 

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It only gives me options to compact it, or to make it a "fixed size". Nothing about increasing the actual size of the "virtual" drive....
 
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MS Virtual PC doesn't support changing the drive size. You have to create a new drive, then clone the existing one to it using Acronis, Ghost, or your favorite freeware app.

You can also create the new drive, then associate both with another VM and just copy from the old to the new, then boot to the Recovery Console in the original VM with the new drive replacing the old and run fixboot and fixmbr.

HTH

Jerry
 

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OK, I used partition magic to clone the partition, and I can boot off the "new" drive, but as soon as I login, it logs me back off again. I did a fixboot and fixmbr, but same thing.

If I have the "new" drive connected as primary, and the "old" drive as secondary, it will boot of the new drive, but says it's drive D:, and the old drive is still drive C:.

Any ideas?
 
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