On Fri, 23 Jan 2009 15:11:01 -0800, yepiknowiam
>When creating a new virtual machine in VS 2005 R2 it seemed like the only
>option was to use a dynamically expanding virtual disk rather then a fixed
>virtual disk. I'm afraid of defrag problems down the road, especially
>considering the size.
>Is there a way that I can create a new virtual machine as a fixed hard drive
>or is there a way to convert it to a fixed?
Yes to both.
You can create any type of VHD you want via the Virtual Disk option on
the main menu. You can also use the Inspect option to inspect the
disk and covert it to a differnet type.
To use a fixed disk with a new VM, create it prior in the location
you're using for the new VM and use the "use an existing vhd" option
instead of creating a dyn-expd disk.
Steve Jain, Virtual Machine MVP http://vpc.essjae.com/