Vladislava Kokurkina, Editor / Informer Technologies, Inc. / December 12, 2012
Sometimes preallocated virtual disks can take up more space than it is available
on a host machine, which you want to transfer your virtual drive to.
In this case you will need to make its overall size smaller. Some virtual drive managers can help you easily resolve this problem.
These programs can help you with what you're intending to do:
Microsoft Virtual PC is light, simple software that allows you to configure, install and use a highly customizable computer within your desktop! Without the need of formatting, or getting an additional computer, with this application you can test drive an operating system, software, or a configuration and see if it fits your needs!
Creates a virtual hard disk using the available RAM memory, which provides a much faster access to your data. If you usually execute applications that keep a high level of interaction with your hard disk, you may have noticed that they tend to be slow and heavy. In those cases, VSuite Ramdisk turns out to be especially useful - it allows you to set a virtual (permanent or volatile) drive.
Although, the main purpose of VirtualDrive Pro is to create virtual CD files and emulate virtual drives, the program also comes with burning features. Therefore, it can be efficiently used like any other burning software. Even more, VirtualDrive Pro also includes a tool that will enable users to convert VCD files to more popular ISO images.
Virtual CD Manager is a useful application that allows you to mount ISO image files (files with .iso extension) into virtual disk drives in order to use them as if you were reading a CD/DVD on a CD/DVD drive. You can mount up to 4 drives and assign them attributes such as auto open, auto add, show hint, and auto start.
VirtualDrive® Pro is a program that can create virtual and physical discs. The program can create up to twenty three virtual CD drives in your computer, that you can use to play the content you have placed on them, as if it were saved on a physical CD, DVD or Blu-Ray disc. This is specially useful if you don´t have a physical unit, or if you do not want to burn a disc.