How to Increase hard disk to Windows VM on VMware Workstation

Let’s say you have a Windows Server VM on VMware Workstation with a total disk space of 50 GB. Now you need more than 50 GB of space on your VM. Don’t worry it’s an easy process. In today’s tutorial, we will learn How to Increase hard disk to Windows VM on VMware Workstation. VMware, Inc. is an American cloud computing and virtualization technology company with headquarters in California. VMware was the first commercially successful company to virtualize the x86 architecture.

 

Power Off the VM

  • Right-click VM and then go to the Power Option.
  • Now Choose the Power Off option.
  • Just click on the Power Off button.
  • Or just do as usual from your windows VM.

 

 Increase hard disk

  • Right-click VM and then Settings to open the VM settings.
  • Go to the Hard Disk section and click the Expand button.
  • A Prompt will appear called “Expand disk capacity”.
  •  Now type the new total capacity of the VM hard drive.
  • After this press the Expand button.
  • Click OK to close all windows and start the VM.

Format hard disk

  • Power On your VM Now.
  • open Disk Management.
  • Here you will see an unallocated space has now been created.
  • Right-click the disk and then Extend Volume from the menu.
  • Then, the Windows Extend Volume Wizard will start. Click Next to continue.
  • Select the free space available and click the Add button.
  • Click next to add the Unallocated Space to your VM.
  • Finally, click Finish to complete the process.

That’s it now you have More Space on your server.

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