Solved low disk space on windows 7

June 2, 2011 at 13:34:38
Specs: Windows 7
my mom's computer rus on window 7 and she recieves low disk space on recovery all the time is there anything to do with it.

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June 2, 2011 at 19:13:32
Windows constantly checks to see whether there's
enough free space on your hard drive. If there
isn't, it displays a low disk space warning. The
problem is, all this disk space checking uses a
number of system resources, and you probably
know if your disk space is low, anyway.

You can speed up your PC by turning off this low disk space checking.
Here's how to do it:
1. Open the Registry Editor.
2. Navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies
key.
3.If the Explorer key exists, select it. If not, right-click in the rightmost pane and
select New, Key. Name this new key Explorer, and then select it.
4. Right-click in the rightmost pane and select New, DWORD (32-bit) Value.
5. Name the new DWORD NoLowDiskSpaceChecks.
6. and select Modify.
7. In the Edit DWORD dialog box, change the value to 1.
8. Click OK.
Note: A DWORD is a special type of data value used for some Registry
entries.



#1
June 2, 2011 at 13:51:09
The usual methods generally work:

http://www.techieblogger.com/2009/1...

I'd be a little hesitant to install programs to help free up disk space---sorta defeats the purpose, doesn't it? The exception to that would be CCleaner (which is only about 3MB):

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#2
June 2, 2011 at 14:00:31
T R A

I would like to thank you very much for the web site and the help.


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#3
June 2, 2011 at 14:04:29
No problem. Thanks for posting back. Hope you get your Mom's machine cleared up...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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June 2, 2011 at 14:08:12
yeah me too

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June 2, 2011 at 19:13:32
✔ Best Answer
Windows constantly checks to see whether there's
enough free space on your hard drive. If there
isn't, it displays a low disk space warning. The
problem is, all this disk space checking uses a
number of system resources, and you probably
know if your disk space is low, anyway.

You can speed up your PC by turning off this low disk space checking.
Here's how to do it:
1. Open the Registry Editor.
2. Navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies
key.
3.If the Explorer key exists, select it. If not, right-click in the rightmost pane and
select New, Key. Name this new key Explorer, and then select it.
4. Right-click in the rightmost pane and select New, DWORD (32-bit) Value.
5. Name the new DWORD NoLowDiskSpaceChecks.
6. and select Modify.
7. In the Edit DWORD dialog box, change the value to 1.
8. Click OK.
Note: A DWORD is a special type of data value used for some Registry
entries.


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