[Answered] Windows 10 and VMware

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Mlke9876, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Mlke9876

    Mlke9876 MDL Member

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    Hi, this might be a strange question but I have been wondering. Super easy...My question is, when I look at "My PC" and the free space on my C:\ (on my host Windows 10) does that include my Virtual Machines and their Hard Drives? Like if I have 500 GB used on my host and a VM with 60GB HD does that show 560 GB under "My PC"? Or does it say 500GB and not show the 60 GB? I want to check how much free space on my PC including VM's. Thanks
     
  2. mehdibleu

    mehdibleu MDL Expert

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    Everytime you install windows through VM, it will take disk space from your hard drive.
     
  3. urie

    urie Moderator
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    No the used space on your host includes your virtual hard drives.
     
  4. Mlke9876

    Mlke9876 MDL Member

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    Ok, does it show the full amount (eg. 60GB) or just what's free on the VM drive? Like if I only use 20GB of the 60GB does it show 20 or 60? Thanks for the quick replies.
     
  5. Mlke9876

    Mlke9876 MDL Member

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    Ok, that's all I need to know. I will try compact. Thanks
     
  6. Reznov

    Reznov MDL Junior Member

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    When you create a virtual machine, you specify how disk space is allocated. You select one of the following:
    • All space for the virtual disk is allocated in advance. This corresponds to what the virtual disk manager calls the preallocated disk type.
    • Space allocated for the virtual disk begins small and grows as needed. This corresponds to what the virtual disk manager calls the growable disk type.