Attempting to resize host disk space of XP client (in VMware Workstation)

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    Mr Davo
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    Hi Everyone,

    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.

    Kind Regards,

    Davo

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