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My computer is displaying a message about the recovery disk is running out of space, I have cleaned it and it is still displaying this message, what shall I do?

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Sometimes manufactures make the recovery partition so small that windows sees it as low space hard drive, it is annoying, as you arn't even supposed to save data to it anyway (it is reserved for emergency recovery) your best bet is to turn off windows disk monitoring, the only trade off is that if you C: drive gets full, windows won't warn you (but you should be able to monitor it on your own anyway.

goto START then RUN and type REGEDIT.EXE and push enter

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

If it's not there, create a DWORD value and call it NoLowDiskSpaceChecks.

Double-click on NoLowDiskSpaceChecks, and enter the value 1, and press OK.

BE CAREFUL IN THE REGISTRY!! AS YOU CAN CORRUPT YOUR ENTIRE WINDOWS INSTALL!

DO THIS FIX AT YOUR OWN RISK!

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