How to Disable Low Disk Space and Expand System C Partition with Freeware


Are you annoyed with popped up Window 'low disk space' alert every time when you turn on your Windows 10 or other PC you have? This article tells you how to disable the message and solve the disk space problem with freeware.

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Reasons why low disk space warning occurred

1, When there is very little space of your hard disk partition c drive, usually the system partition where Windows Operating System was installed, it would pop up a message ‘low disk space’

2, When you saved too much files on one partition and when it is fully loaded with mealy no free space, it would warns you that there is low disk space on partition D or F or G suppose.

3, When you installed too much programs on your disk, the partition may get over crowed and has no free space, then the warning would occurred too.

How to remove low disk space warning

How to disable low disk space warning on Windows 10/8.1/7

Microsoft has a page that illustrated steps that you may disable the low disk space warning with the following steps:

To disable these balloon messages follow the steps below:

1. Open the Registry Editor by clicking on Start -> Run and running REGEDIT.

2. Navigate to the following location:

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

3. Right-click in the blank area of the right-hand pane of the Registry Editor and create a new DWORD Value by selecting New -> DWORD Value.

4. Name this new DWORD Value NoLowDiskSpaceChecks

5. Double-click on the new DWORD value and assign it a value of 1.

6. Close the Registry Editor and restart the computer.

The above steps are from Microsoft guide

Extend Partition Volume to Solve Disk Space Problem with Disk Management

You may use Disk Management provided by Windows to extend a volume

1, you may delete a volume next to the boot drive to produce free unallocated space.

2, shrink large partition at first and then move the free space next to the boot volume via free partition software: IM-Magic Partition Resizer FREE which is a 100% freeware on Windows 10 8.1 7 and more.

Here is a photo of disk management options for ‘shrink partition’, ‘Delete Partition’ ‘Extend Partition’.

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Extend system partition with freeware IM-Magic Partition Resizer

You may download the partition magic freeware to resize any disk partition.

Shrink large volume to get free space, add space to c drive without losing data by extending it.

Video: Resize partition with Partition Resizer Free

Low Disk Space Windows 10

If you are using Windows 10 and it came up with a message ‘low disk space’, don’t worry, this partition resizer, the 100% freeware can also help since it is 100% compatible with Windows 10.

The message you may see in your Windows 10 low disk space warning may be like this

Solution: Download freeware Partition Resizer to redistribute disk space on Windows 10 for free.

Low disk space on Windows 10 after system update

As we know Windows 10 keeps on automatically update randomly almost every a couple of days or a few dozens of days. If your disk is not very large, then your system partition may risk the warning of ‘low disk space’ after the system update.

Some of users did experience such low disk space message in Windows 10 after OS updating. What can we do to fix it?

1, if there is some free space on other partitions on the same disk, then you may redistribute the free space to Windows 10 system partition with freeware Partition Resizer.

2, if there is just one partition of your disk on your PC, then you may need to delete the clone backup files or delete old backups of OS. This would only temporally solve the problem.

3, remove some temp files on the system disk that could save a lot of space, probably over 1GB free space can be produced if there were too many temp files on your system partition.

4, buy a new disk

5, disable Windows 10 update

Go to

Control Panel > Administrative Tools, you can access Services. In the Serviceswindow,

scroll down to Windows Update and turn off the process.

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How to disable windows 10 update

Low disk space on Windows 8.1

The situation is quite the same as we mentioned in Windows 10.

Low disk space on Windows 7

See the low disk space warning under Windows 7. It looks like the following. You may follow the steps we mentioned earlier in this article, it is quite the same as the steps we have illustrated in Windows 10. Quite the same solution as we mentioned in Windows 10.

Low disk space on Windows Server 2016/2012/2008/2003

There is a paid edition of Partition Resizer that is developed for server low disk space fixing. You may use Partition Resizer Server Edition which has free trial to redistribute disk space on Windows Server OS.

It works on all editions of Windows Servers when they run into the low disk space problems.

Why Partition Resizer Server? Since the high stability demand is required under Windows Server OS, then you may need a reliable safe to use tool that can fix the low disk space problem on Windows Server OS.

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