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KC
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Posted - 06/19/2008 :  09:21:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I see a lot of new brand name machines that have a small Revovery disk partition, and vista continously hounds you to "clean it up" because it's low on space.

Well, there is nothing on it but your recovery image so there isn't anything to clean up.
Not only that, but there isn't a setting to turn the damn warning off!

If you have Tweak UI for Vista there is a setting in there, under Start Menu settings I think, but it's pretty easy to change in RegEdit.

Just open the Start menu, and in the white run/seach box at the bottom type RegEdit and hit enter.

That will bring up the registry editor.
MAJOR WARNING, A SCREWUP CAN CRASH YOU SYSTEM!

Just navagate to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER / Software / Microsoft / Windows / CurrentVersion / Policies / Explorer

If the NoLowDiskSpaceChecks key is not there on the right, right-click on the right to create a new DWORD value with the name NoLowDiskSpaceChecks.

Now Double-click on your new NoLowDiskSpaceChecks key and enter 1 for the value (hex or decimal, it don't matter) to turn it on.

Press OK and exit from REGEDIT

To turn Low Disk Space warning back on, go back and change the entry to 0, or just delete the whole NoLowDiskSpaceChecks key.

Note this disables disk space warning on your main drive too, so you'll need to keep an eye on that yourself.

But, if you have one of those machines with a recovery partion and so sick of Vista hounding you to do something you can't that you could projectile hurl, this will fix you up ;-}





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WhyNot
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Posted - 06/19/2008 :  6:00:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
good to know

after all why_not :P
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[RCG]Balthazar
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Posted - 06/21/2008 :  12:38:56 AM  Show Profile  Click to see [RCG]Balthazar's MSN Messenger address  Send [RCG]Balthazar a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
With HD space costing next to absolute nothing,
selling a puter with such issues should be punisheable.

A side note on this topic:
You should allways make your own recovery image
after updating everything and configuring your settings.

Usually when getting a prefabbed pc it's full of half-demo
programs and utilities you dont want popping up after using such imagery anyway.

Also having important stuff like recovery images on the same HD as the OS makes no sence.
Burn it on DVD(s).

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KC
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Posted - 06/21/2008 :  10:21:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by [RCG]Balthazar

With HD space costing next to absolute nothing,
selling a puter with such issues should be punisheable.

Well, it's certainly assinine on the makers part.
quote:
...full of half-demo programs and utilities you dont want popping up after using such imagery anyway.
I know, it's gotten really pathetic.
RegChecker, VirusBuster, the list goes on and on, all want money, too few people know how to get rid of them and live with it.
Sad, very sad.

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WheelSmoke
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Posted - 06/21/2008 :  6:30:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Well, it's certainly assinine on the makers part.

What ever sells best I guess... lol





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WheelSmoke
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Posted - 06/21/2008 :  10:39:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is a link to something I noticed about Backup that might cause this to happen for lots of Vista users.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericDocument?lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&docname=c00859515

snippet:
What are the issues?

The Microsoft Backup Tool fails while backing up the system.
Low disk space errors appear every time Windows opens after the backup failed.




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KC
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Posted - 06/22/2008 :  10:36:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hahha, good read for HP owners.
The box I was working on was an HP, figures.
Vista may be the greatest thing since sliced bread to many, but not to me.
I'm still sticking with XP Pro on the machines here but I'll do what I can for you Vista guys.

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