So you still have something running on that Virtual XP machine silently consuming space on your HDD?
Finally decided that you need to resize VHD disks to free up wasted storage? Here is how;
1) Turn off your VHD or close any programs that may be running (status should be Powered down)
2) In the Virtual Machines manager, right-click and select settings
4) Select the HDD you want to shrink and click ‘Modify’
5) Then select ‘Compact disk’ and wait.
This process will assess how much space is currently being used, and the, remove the rest leaving 10-20% headroom for growth of the disk. It can take up to 30+ mins to complete this process, so be patient! By using this simple tool, you can shave a good 60+GB of wasted space into freely usable storage.