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How to add the second hard disk to an existing Virtual Machine

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Standard Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac Standard Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac Standard Edition

Symptoms

I need to add another Virtual Hard Disk to my Virtual Machine, how do I do that?

Resolution

  1. Start Parallels Desktop but do not start your Virtual Machine.
  2. Go to your Virtual machine's Configuration
  3. Go to Hardware tab and click '+' sign, choose "Hard Disk"

  4. A new Hard Disk will be added to your Virtual machine.
  5. Start your Virtual machine and initialise the new disk inside the Guest Operating system.

If you want to create a new partition on the same hard disk please use KB 114046

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create additional hard disk in Windows

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