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Low disk space on System Reserve

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Low disk space on System Reserve


    I installed Windows 8 dual booting with Windows 7. Earlier I was having problem to install it. Then I followed this method
    Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD - Windows 7 Forums
    which allowed me to install Win8.
    Everything is fine right now, except the system reserve itself is running low on disk space.
    What should I do?

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  2. #2


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    The first question is "Which C:\?" Windows 7 C:\ or Windows 8 C:\ - I guess Windows 7 C:\ In which case - the System Reserved volume is redundant since the Windows 7 C:\ is now the System disk.

    Assuming you are in Windows 8 open Start, and type diskmgmt.msc and press enter. Make the Disk Management console full screen and make sure the Status column is wide enough to see the full entries. Hopefully the System Reserved volume will just be a Primary Partition, and the Windows 7 volume will be System, Active. Your C:\drive Windows 8 should be Boot, Crash Dump, Pagefile

    press the Windows key and PrtSc together to take a screenshot, and post that here.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Here is the screen shot.
    Click image for larger version
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  4. #4


    INDIA
    Posts : 148
    Windows 8 RP, Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by g160689 View Post
    I installed Windows 8 dual booting with Windows 7. Earlier I was having problem to install it. Then I followed this method
    Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD - Windows 7 Forums
    which allowed me to install Win8.
    Everything is fine right now, except the system reserve itself is running low on disk space.
    What should I do?
    Hi g160689, Welcome to forums.

    Are you looking to disable that warning notification balloon?

    If yes, create a 32-bit or 64-bit DWORD value in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer, name it as NoLowDiskSpaceChecks and set its value equal to 1. Hope this helps
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Are you looking to disable that warning notification balloon?

    If yes, create a 32-bit or 64-bit DWORD value in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer, name it as NoLowDiskSpaceChecks and set its value equal to 1. Hope this helps
    Not at all, I would rather like to know why is the problem occurring and how to solve it. Just disabling the notification wont solve the problem.
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  6. #6


    INDIA
    Posts : 148
    Windows 8 RP, Windows 7


    I think you need to extend your partition for that drive, anyway what you got after clicking that notification?
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  7. #7
    Last edited by brummyfan; 10 Jun 2012 at 05:55.
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Low disk space on System Reserve
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