Sunday, October 19, 2008

Extending an existing Windows 2003 system vhd image

When you try to install Visual Studio 2008 SP1 you will notice that you will need a lot of free space on your system drive. Unfortunately this was not the case with my SharePoint development VPC. Luckily it is possible to extend your existing C-disk.

  • Download VHD Resizer from
  • Next boot up your VPC with the newly resized disk as a secondary disk (This is important since you can't resize a system or boot volume) - and use Diskpart
    • Go to command prompt
    • Type diskpart
    • Type list volume
    • Type select volume [Your Volume Number]
    • Type extend
  • Save your VPC and change the settings of your Virtual PC image to use the resized disk as boot volume.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You can also use HyperV to resize...