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Thread: Disable low disk space warning in Windows 8

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    Default Disable low disk space warning in Windows 8

    It seems that my computer(windows8) have been occupied too much and there's a warning keeping coming out to disturb me.

    Completely went crazy by this question. ok, what's the best way to stop the stupid hints?

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    what's the best way to stop the stupid hints?
    They are not "stupid hints" but "warnings" of bad things to come if ignored! And the best way to stop the warnings is to fix the problem, not stop the warnings.

    How much free disk space do you have now?

    Note that low disk space can result in all sorts of performance issues. If left unresolved, it can, and likely will end up causing system lock ups. This is because many of your programs - not just Windows - need a lot of free space to temporarily store opened files. Understand every time any file is modified, the original version remains on the disk as the modified version is written (saved) to the disk. Only after the OS verifies the new version saved correctly is the space used by the old version marked as available.

    One of the methods Windows (and particularly W8) uses to boot faster and open your program files faster is by optimizing your disk so the programs you use most open faster. This is part of the "prefetch" function and it works with the built in defragger. The defragger needs free space so it can temporarily move file fragments about while it is optimizing the disk.

    Finally, the page file, a "critical" component of the operating system, needs an ample supply of free space to temporarily store data needed by the system.

    So, what you need to do is free up disk space. Ideally, Windows like to have 30Gb or more of "operating space" to work in. Start by cleaning with Windows 8 Disk Cleanup to clear out temporary files and empty the Recycle Bin. Then follow the steps to uninstall unused programs via More Options or via the Control Panel > Programs and Features applet.

    If that still does not free up enough space to stop the warnings, you need to buy a bigger drive and transfer everything to it, or add a second drive and move some of your installed programs to it.

    Also note this all assumes your computer is working fine otherwise, and is clean of malware.

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