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 +====== Shrink the Size of Windows Virtual Machines for VMware ======
 +Ideas should work with other VM software such as Virtual PC, KVM, etc.
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 +I know some people may think this is useless and obsolete with the ever increasing size of hard drives these days, but VM's can eat up space quick.
 +If you're like me, you can have 5, 10 or more VM'​s. ​
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 +I use Windows XP for my host OS running VMware Workstation 6.0.x.
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 +Use nLite to slipstream SP3 and to remove unnecessary services and packages (additional languages).
 +Map a drive to your host OS (or a network or VM server) to use for file storage.
 +Similar to the previous point, point VM's at a central location for any files you can (ie ServicePackFiles).
 +Delete (or move to central storage location) folders created by installed updates.
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 +http://​ask-leo.com/​can_i_remove_the_servicepackfiles_folder_from_my_windows_folder.html
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 +-- Main.FredPettis - 18 Nov 2008
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