How to turn off "Low disk space" popup?

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How can I permanently turn off the "Low disk space" popup that says "You are
running out of disk space ..."?

Thanks,
Don Culp
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Why would you not want to be warned that you are about to run out of
    storage? Is the message spurious? If it the warnings are valid, why would
    you not want to take steps to increase storage space?

    "Don Culp" <dculp@krell-engineering.com> wrote in message
    news:OW5i9NXxEHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > How can I permanently turn off the "Low disk space" popup that says "You
    > are
    > running out of disk space ..."?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Don Culp
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Because when I'm downloading, I'm aware of how much space I have left, and I
    want to squeeze as much on to my hdd without the annoyance.

    my 2cw


    "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(nojunk)@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:u23hCEdxEHA.2620@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > Why would you not want to be warned that you are about to run out of
    > storage? Is the message spurious? If it the warnings are valid, why
    would
    > you not want to take steps to increase storage space?
    >
    > "Don Culp" <dculp@krell-engineering.com> wrote in message
    > news:OW5i9NXxEHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > > How can I permanently turn off the "Low disk space" popup that says "You
    > > are
    > > running out of disk space ..."?
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Don Culp
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    You should leave at least 10% of your hard drive free for the operating
    system to use for temp files and defragmentation. Filling it to the brim
    will lead to unneccesary hard drive activity and wear and tear.

    "My PC" <someone@not.here> wrote in message
    news:P8hkd.30946$K7.30908@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
    > Because when I'm downloading, I'm aware of how much space I have left, and
    > I
    > want to squeeze as much on to my hdd without the annoyance.
    >
    > my 2cw
    >
    >
    >
    > "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(nojunk)@msn.com> wrote in message
    > news:u23hCEdxEHA.2620@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >> Why would you not want to be warned that you are about to run out of
    >> storage? Is the message spurious? If it the warnings are valid, why
    > would
    >> you not want to take steps to increase storage space?
    >>
    >> "Don Culp" <dculp@krell-engineering.com> wrote in message
    >> news:OW5i9NXxEHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    >> > How can I permanently turn off the "Low disk space" popup that says
    >> > "You
    >> > are
    >> > running out of disk space ..."?
    >> >
    >> > Thanks,
    >> > Don Culp
    >> >
    >> >
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(nojunk)@msn.com> skrev i melding
    news:uHDD9PuxEHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > You should leave at least 10% of your hard drive free for the operating
    > system to use for temp files and defragmentation. Filling it to the brim
    > will lead to unneccesary hard drive activity and wear and tear.

    Not everybody uses a configuration where C: is the only hard drive
    partition. I have several partitions with no system files, temp files and
    where fragmentation is not an issue. I see no reason whatsoever why you
    should not be allowed to fill storage partitions right up to the brim and
    then some.
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    My PC speaks of his HDD in the singular.

    "André Gulliksen" <andre.gulliksen@start.no> wrote in message
    news:2vdukvF2jajofU1@uni-berlin.de...
    > "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(nojunk)@msn.com> skrev i melding
    > news:uHDD9PuxEHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    >> You should leave at least 10% of your hard drive free for the operating
    >> system to use for temp files and defragmentation. Filling it to the brim
    >> will lead to unneccesary hard drive activity and wear and tear.
    >
    > Not everybody uses a configuration where C: is the only hard drive
    > partition. I have several partitions with no system files, temp files and
    > where fragmentation is not an issue. I see no reason whatsoever why you
    > should not be allowed to fill storage partitions right up to the brim and
    > then some.
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    In news:2vdukvF2jajofU1@uni-berlin.de,
    André Gulliksen <andre.gulliksen@start.no> typed:


    > I see no reason whatsoever
    > why you should not be allowed to fill storage partitions right
    > up to
    > the brim and then some.


    Although I don't necessary agree, I at least understand what
    "right up to the brim" means. But I'm having a hard time with
    "and then some." Please explain.

    --
    Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
    Please reply to the newsgroup
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Sorry, my 40 Gig HDD is divided into four 10 Gig partitions, my C drive has
    always 50% free.


    "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(nojunk)@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:OMxFLrvxEHA.1400@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > My PC speaks of his HDD in the singular.
    >
    > "André Gulliksen" <andre.gulliksen@start.no> wrote in message
    > news:2vdukvF2jajofU1@uni-berlin.de...
    > > "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(nojunk)@msn.com> skrev i melding
    > > news:uHDD9PuxEHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > >> You should leave at least 10% of your hard drive free for the operating
    > >> system to use for temp files and defragmentation. Filling it to the
    brim
    > >> will lead to unneccesary hard drive activity and wear and tear.
    > >
    > > Not everybody uses a configuration where C: is the only hard drive
    > > partition. I have several partitions with no system files, temp files
    and
    > > where fragmentation is not an issue. I see no reason whatsoever why you
    > > should not be allowed to fill storage partitions right up to the brim
    and
    > > then some.
    > >
    >
    >
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> skrev i melding
    news:OiG7rm2xEHA.3336@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    >> I see no reason whatsoever
    >> why you should not be allowed to fill storage partitions right up to
    >> the brim and then some.

    > Although I don't necessary agree, I at least understand what "right up to
    > the brim" means. But I'm having a hard time with "and then some." Please
    > explain.

    Well, that part was not really supposed to be taken literally ;o) But since
    you asked: There is no harm in filling the cup until it spills over, i.e.
    you get an error that the partition is full. That is, you may lose your
    download or whatever file you are trying to store there, but the system
    suffers no damage or instability.
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    It can cause the system to operate poorly if the OS is attempting a file
    operation with only fragmentary space available. XP does not check for
    "next available disk" when trying to complete a task.

    "André Gulliksen" <andre.gulliksen@start.no> wrote in message
    news:2vjjidF2m7t36U1@uni-berlin.de...
    > "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> skrev i melding
    > news:OiG7rm2xEHA.3336@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    >>> I see no reason whatsoever
    >>> why you should not be allowed to fill storage partitions right up to
    >>> the brim and then some.
    >
    >> Although I don't necessary agree, I at least understand what "right up to
    >> the brim" means. But I'm having a hard time with "and then some." Please
    >> explain.
    >
    > Well, that part was not really supposed to be taken literally ;o) But
    > since you asked: There is no harm in filling the cup until it spills over,
    > i.e. you get an error that the partition is full. That is, you may lose
    > your download or whatever file you are trying to store there, but the
    > system suffers no damage or instability.
    >
  10. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Colin Barnhorst wrote:
    > It can cause the system to operate poorly if the OS is attempting a
    > file operation with only fragmentary space available. XP does not
    > check for "next available disk" when trying to complete a task.

    In my post I mentioned storage partitions, i.e. partitions where you don't
    have any system files, temp files, pagefiles and preferably no folders
    needed by running programs. These partitions can for instance be filled with
    media files or program installation files. Installation files are rarely
    accessed, and media files generally do not require very fast access, meaning
    that even if files are fragmented it is not really a big problem.

    Personally I have a relatively small C:. If this is filled more than 80% I
    take steps to either clean it up or expand it. I also have a larger D: where
    I store program files. I also try to keep some free space on this, but not
    as strictly as C:. I also have E:, F: and G:, which I have no reservation in
    filling all the way up.
  11. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    With the prices of hard disk today, it is never a bad idea to have a second
    one. Also, mail-in rebates are very common around christmas, and if you
    check Best-Buy and Circuit City ads weekly, I guarantee you will find good
    deals (at least on the east coast). I know someone will probably reply
    telling me how mail-in rebates are a piece of junk, because they cause
    headaches and they never seem to get there money back, but if they cause a
    problem by not giving you your money from the rebate back, then call the
    company and complain (assuming you sent your rebate and receipt in time,) and
    they will give you your money back.

    Try these links:

    http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Western-Digital-Internal-Hard-Drive--WD800JBRTL-/sem/rpsm/oid/56383/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

    http://www.circuitcity.com/rpsm/catOid/-12976/N/20012961+20012973+20012976/link/ref/rpem/ccd/categorylist.do


    "André Gulliksen" wrote:

    > Colin Barnhorst wrote:
    > > It can cause the system to operate poorly if the OS is attempting a
    > > file operation with only fragmentary space available. XP does not
    > > check for "next available disk" when trying to complete a task.
    >
    > In my post I mentioned storage partitions, i.e. partitions where you don't
    > have any system files, temp files, pagefiles and preferably no folders
    > needed by running programs. These partitions can for instance be filled with
    > media files or program installation files. Installation files are rarely
    > accessed, and media files generally do not require very fast access, meaning
    > that even if files are fragmented it is not really a big problem.
    >
    > Personally I have a relatively small C:. If this is filled more than 80% I
    > take steps to either clean it up or expand it. I also have a larger D: where
    > I store program files. I also try to keep some free space on this, but not
    > as strictly as C:. I also have E:, F: and G:, which I have no reservation in
    > filling all the way up.
    >
    >
    >
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