Found a way to increase speed of Logos 4Win under Fusion

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Adam Crafton | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Dec 12 2009 10:19 AM

Decided to try and install bootcamp for kicks and ended up not being able to do it because my large Fusion image was fragmented (bootcamp is picky).  The solution from Apple was to backup the hard drive, reformat, and restore the backup image.  This will result in your entire disk being consolidated with no fragments.  i did this and have noticed that my Logos under Fusion runs even faster than before (note that I was pleased with the way it performed before).  My overall machine is much snappier but the Windows image absolutely flies with Logos.  

Apparently the few utilities out there for Mac OSX don't really do the full job (at least according to Apple) which is why they recommend the full reformat.  YMMV.

BTW, Bootcamp is faster still, but not hugely so, to my surprise.

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Otto S. Carroll | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 12 2009 10:51 AM

I have been doing exactly that - making a backup clone of my internal drive, reformatting my internal, and then restoring it from the clone - at least once per month for the last several months, getting the same results as you described.  I also found that periodic use of a PC based de-fragmentation program (I use Perfect Disk) within the Windows 7 partition helps. And there was an increase of performance from updating VMware Fusion to 3.0.1 yesterday.

The performance of Logos 4 within a virtual partition is something I can live with as I learn to use the program; however, after watching some of the Logos 4 video tutorials, I'm eagerly waiting for the Mac version to catch up so that I can enjoy the performance of a native installation of Logos 4!!! Big Smile




15" rMBP 2.6 GHz i7 | 16 GB RAM | 1.0 TB Flash Drive | OS X 10.12.3 | Logos 7.0 (

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Mike D | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 19 2009 12:35 PM

How exactly are you doing this? Are you using Time Machine and then go back and replace your current MAC with the one you just saved via Time Machine or is this a Windows only operation?

I wanted to install LOGOS 4 on Windows using VMFusion 3 because I don't have time to deal with the Alpha MAC version. However when I went to install it it said I needed q whole lot more space on my hard drive. I was reluctant to dedicate that uch space to the virtual machine and wondering also if the resources can be stored natively on the MAC and shared?

THanks for your help,


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Otto S. Carroll | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 19 2009 1:15 PM

I'm using SuperDuper! to create a bootable clone of my internal drive onto an external HD (via the FW-800 port). I then boot my computer from the external clone, make sure all applications are working from then clone, reformat my internal hard drive, and use SuperDuper to re-clone my internal drive. I then use DiskWarrior to rebuild the directory and repair the permissions of my internal. After that, I'm done - I reboot my system from the internal.

I'm currently have a Windows XP vm (with Logos 3) and a Windows 7 vm (with Logos 4) running under Fusion 3.0.1 on a 500 GB hard drive. Both installations, along with all the applications I'm running native on Mac takes about 55% of my hard drive. In Logos 3, resources could be stored on a shared drive. I did this to share my resources between Logos 3 and Mac Logos 1. However, Windows Logos 4 resources must reside in Windows.



15" rMBP 2.6 GHz i7 | 16 GB RAM | 1.0 TB Flash Drive | OS X 10.12.3 | Logos 7.0 (

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Tom Gindrup | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 21 2009 5:18 AM

I just (over the week-end) did the same thing with Time Machine.  Make a good backup.  Reboot with the SL disk in the drive.  Select restore from backup... next... next... next... done.  I was pleasantly surprised at just how easy the whole process was.

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