Increasing VM Hard Drive Partition Size

Posted by on Jun 2, 2019 in Journal, Technology, Web Development

I had an old Windows 7 VM that I upgraded to Windows 10 some time ago. Recently I needed to use it and ran out of space on the VM’s drive. It’s simple enough to use Parallels’ tools to increase the volume size, but in some circumstances this doesn’t actually work. Instead it tacks a new partition onto the end of the drive. Just great.

In my case, it was because a recovery partition existed after the main partition.

What to do? Never fear, as the folks at Parallels have run into this before and provided instructions!