so the Windows Explorer shows 40GB of memory on my Win 10 hvm, which is completely full. Now I have set Private max storrage to 50GB via Settings and set the System storage max size to 70GB.
However, even after restarting etc. it still shows me 0 of 40GB free via Win10 Explorer.
I also don’t know what the difference is between system and private. Why doesn’t it do this when I increase the number?
Thanks for your help.
You need to extend a volume manually:
Private volume is used for AppVM Windows if you have Windows TemplateVM configured but you’re using StandaloneVM Windows so it’s not used:
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Installing a Windows VM
You can install Windows just like any other OS as an [HVM](https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/hvm/), if you just want something simple and you can live without some features. This works for Windows XP, 7, 8.1, 10 and 11.
Please keep in mind that Qubes Windows Tools are not supported on Windows XP.
You will get an environment in which basic functions are supported, but integration into the Qubes environment is rather restricted. The following functions will work right out of the box:
- display (1440x900 or 1280x1024 are a nice fit onto FHD hw display)
- keyboard (incl. correct mapping), pointing device
- network (emulated Realtek NIC)
- audio output and input (available even without QWT installation if `qvm-features audio-model` is set as `ich6`)
For better integration, a set of drivers and services, called Qubes Windows Tools (QWT) is available. Installation of these tools is straightforward and is described in a [separate document](https://github.com/Qubes-Community/Contents/blob/master/docs/os/windows/windows-tools41.md). QWT’s main features are:
- copy/paste between qubes
- copy files between qubes
- attaching USB devices to the qube
- attaching block devices to the qube (XEN PV disk driver must be installed)
okay, thanks for now. I tried, but Extend Volume is grayed out.
Now I have the instructions Fix: Can't Extend Volume in Windows | Windows OS Hub
But why should anything work just like that. I got as far as the command “reagentc /disable”.
There it shows me an error “operation failed:70”.
Now I was fed up and installed a partition wizard tool. The app would have done it immediately for 59 dollars a year. Great.
Anyone have any tips? Extend Volume is grayed out because the stupid recovery partition is between my full C drive and my free partition.
You can download in some qube the gparted iso and boot it in your Windows HVM and move and extend the volume there: