Image file increases 1-2 GB when used.

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by hgr, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. hgr

    hgr

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    Hi.

    Each time, I shut down my VM, running windows xp, the disk image size is increased by 1-2 GB, without installing new software on the VM OS or creating much data.

    I have setup the system so data is not saved in the VM but through the shared folders to an external disk.

    It started out as s 5GB image and it is now 16GB and it just grows and grows in size.
    I don't know if that is the reason but it also gets more and more slow.

    If I compact the image it only removes 6MB of disk, so thats nothing.

    what can I do about this?
     
  2. Ynot

    Ynot Kilo Poster

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    Do you have SmartGuard feature enabled?

    Also, please, create a problem report from running VM (Help->Report a problem) and write report ID here.
     
  3. hgr

    hgr

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    Hi.

    Smartguard is not part of paralles workstation. It is Parallels Desktop for mac as I see it.
     

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