How to get rid of the annoying “low on disk space” warning on Windows XP.


Low on Disk space Windows XP D:


Why is it when you fill up a disk that Windows give you a warning “low on disk space” which wont go away? This annoying warning appears whenever you are utilize the most from your disk. You shouldn't have to buy a disk large enough just to have enough free space to keep this warning at bay, so here is how to eliminate that annoying “low on disk space” warning that Windows XP Shows.

NOTE: If the disk in question is C: (or the disk that Windows XP resides), then you are much better off deleting unwanted files, uninstalling unwanted programs, or moving you personal files because if the drive which displays the "low on disk space" warning is the home for Windows XP, then the Windows could slow and even become unresponsive if the disk fills completely.

Read on to find out how to get rid of the annoying “low on disk space” warning on Windows XP.

First you are going to need to edit the Windows Registry. If you have never done this or don't feel comfortable with it, perhaps you are better deleting some files to get rid of the “low on disk space” warning, I assure you its an easy edit.

As with any time you manually alter the windows registry, back it up first.

To edit the registry click 'start', 'run' and the type “regedit” and press enter. Alternatively press Window+R to bring up the run box, type “regedit” and press enter.

Navigate to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Policies\ Explorer


Registry edit to get rid of anoying low on disk space warning

Look for the following an entry in the right hand “NoLowDiskSpaceChecks”. If it is not there, right click on the empty space in the righthand pane and click new>DWORD value.

Copy and Paste      NoLowDiskSpaceChecks   and press enter
Now double click  that entry and set the value to “1”.

You will need to reboot Windows XP for the changes to take effect.

The next time Windows XP starts, you should be no longer bothered by the annoying “low on disk space” warning. Enjoy.


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