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Do it on a usb 3.0 drive and you should get outstanding perf. Surely it's more of a DMA type situation, where the memory is effectively completely blocked off from the host OS and the VM has total control over it and direct access. Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? As Steve says, you cannot avoid the expanding effect of use of the vm. his comment is here

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He is also a Secure Member and Sector Chief for Information Technology at The FBI’s InfraGard® and a Member and Director of Education at the International Information Systems Forensics Association (IISFA). Thats one thing I really like about fixed size disks. Either is fine but defrag is the culprit in the balooning file size, not the solution. That solved the expansion problem and makes maintenance very easy.

  1. I'd find out.Bob Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - DCOM status by NorthernGirl / January 8, 2007 3:06 AM PST In reply to: Just sharing what I use.
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  3. Either is fine but defrag is the culprit in the balooning file size, not the solution.
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  8. Wednesday, July 13, 2011 10:40 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote You need to use larger storage media.
  9. That's still 3 GB over though.

With XP SP2 the DCOM Server Process Launcher service needs tobe running for Defrag to work.From what I see I bet something has been tweaking the OS.Bob Flag Permalink This was He invites you to visit his site and make suggestions on how he can improve it. On this list, click a restore point.‎Appears in 21 books from 2001-2007LessAbout the author(2006)Dave Kleiman (CAS, CCE, CIFI, CISM, CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP, MCSE) has worked in the Information Technology Security sector Marked as answer by Niki HanModerator Friday, July 29, 2011 9:45 AM Saturday, July 16, 2011 11:34 PM Reply | Quote All replies 0 Sign in to vote Defragging consolidates files

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 7:22 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Every time you use XPMode your VHD will expand again. The speed gain over an internal SATA drive is substantial. I set it to auto and started, defrag now works. more info here Is that something to be interested in?

I would trade off the ram with a small page file and set the ram at no more than 1GB. Log in or Sign up Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Windows XP > Computer problem? As Steve says, you cannot avoid the expanding effect of use of the vm. Kwon Sung June at Acorn Publishing for his support.

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by NorthernGirl / January 8, 2007 12:26 AM PST In reply to: 1000gb memory <- Not supported by XP. The usb thumb drive is great for transporting a file but I wouldn't use a 32GB thumb drive for regular backups. On another note, since you have a 2TB usb 3.0 hard drive why not use it for the vhd files? The speed gain over an internal SATA drive is substantial.

I went to defrag and can't get it to work. The fly in the oinment is the existence of the host. The XP Mode VHD file lives on the D drive. weblink I have a hard time believing that lowering my memory for the XP vm to 512 and thereby needing a page file would perform better than allocating 3GB to it and

An XP vm runs optimally with 512MB. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. A former Florida Certified Law Enforcement Officer, he specializes in computer forensic investigations, incident response, intrusion analysis, security audits, and secure network infrastructures.

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If you set defrag on a schedule to automatically defrag a dynamically expanding vhd you will soon have a very large vhd. by R. Thats one thing I really like about fixed size disks. Even my System information is working now.

He has written several secure installation and configuration guides about Microsoft technologies that are used by network professionals. Some of his current books include a SOAP developer guide, a small business and home office networking guide, and a Windows 2000 Performance, Tuning, and Optimization book. What reduces the vhd file size is the compactor. The topics of his writing range from networking to artificial intelligence and from database management to heads-down programming.

Currently, he is the owner of SecurityBreachResponse.com, and is the Chief Information Security Officer for Securit-e-Doc, Inc. If you set defrag on a schedule to automatically defrag a dynamically expanding vhd you will soon have a very large vhd. This is the one that gets backups from each day going back a long time. One of the best ways to improve a vm's performance is to have the vhd on a seperate spindle from the host system.

Laura's...‎Appears in 18 books from 2003-2008Page xi - Army and as the LAN administrator for a medical supply firm. Marked as answer by Niki HanModerator Friday, July 29, 2011 9:45 AM Saturday, July 16, 2011 11:34 PM Reply | Quote Microsoft is conducting an online survey to understand your opinion If I left Firefox, IE and Chrome running a bit longer (and I usually do), that would have crept up to 1GB easily. I'd grab it on the way out if there was a fire.

No, create an account now. Please try again now or at a later time. Why would virtualization increase the overhead the system has to handle by increasing the memory? What reduces the vhd file size is the compactor.