> I recently built a new computer and installed Vista Ultimate. I plan on
> installing XP Pro as a virtual OS. I'm new to this and was wondering how
> much HD space to allocate for this install. Do you allow space just for the
> OS or for added programs as well? Also, if I understand correctly, both OS's
> actually run at the same time. Does this create a problem with resources, or
> can you put one OS in down mode while using the other? I have a quad core
> Q6600 and 4 GB of RAM. Hard drive is WD 500 GB. Any other tips or
> information about this configuration would be appreciated.
The space you allocate to your VM depends on what you intend to do with
that VM... if you intend to install a boatload of apps, the, yes, you
need to allocate more space. If you don't commit the allocated space
when you create the VM, it will use as much as it needs and expand, as
required, until it hits the ceiling of the space you've allocated.
Meaning, you allocate, say 10GB's to the VM but don't "commit" it... XP
takes, and this is a SWAG, say, 3GB's. Then you attempt to install 8GB's
of applications... won't happen.
Which VM app are you installing? VPC or VMWare?