I am using VMware Workstation 8.0.1 (build-528992) to run a Windows XP client from my Windows 7 host.
Originally the client OS was pre-allocated 50 Gigs of storage space on my host hard drive. I now need to resize the hard drive on my host, but VMware is producing the error message below –
“You can’t compact this virtual disk because it is preallocated”
I understand why the message is being presented, however I am wondering if there is a work around for this issue. I really need to reduce the size of my client OS so that I can put it onto an SSD that I have spare.
Any help or advice here will be greatly appreciated.