parallels wont recongnize larger hdd space, how can i make it?

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by intelcore2, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. intelcore2

    intelcore2

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    hey, awesome program and im loving every minute of it but before i go install some programs on it im wondering how can i make it realize the bigger hdd space i put in for it, it still shows the default 8gb of space and i want 50gb (hdd is 160gb total). I heard you can do this with a program called livecd but what do i do and could someone give me step by step instructions on how to make it recongize the updated hdd space? thanks.

    main machine: mac osx 10.4.8
    guest pc: windows xp pro
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2006
  2. rbodman2@mac.com

    rbodman2@mac.com

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    You need to run Partition Magic to expand at the 8gb partition to your new size.
     
  3. intelcore2

    intelcore2

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    yes, but how do i do this?
     
  4. joem

    joem

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    Read the sticky thread at the top of the forum. This question has been answered over and over.
     
  5. stevegallager

    stevegallager

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    hi, its easy to make the partition bigger...all you need is a program for windows called partition magic 8.
    first of all when your in mac, use parallel tools to increase the drive from 8 to 50,
    then boot parallels and if you check your drive space it will still say 8, so install partition magic 8 and run it, you will seen your c drive highlighted and also an option for increasing the size , so click on that and it will allow you to icrease to 50, click apply and thats it....!
     

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