With the introduction of Virtual PC 2004 Service Pack 1, Microsoft have introduced a "pre-compactor" tool which runs on Windows guests and carries out the zeroing out of unused sectors for you, making the process much simpler.

Steps 1 through 6 are to be completed inside the guest machine. Steps 7 to 14. are to be completed on the host machine, via the virtual PC console. Take a backup of the guest machine BEFORE starting any work of this kind!

VPCShrink (last edited 2007-10-14 01:43:14 by MarkLesh)