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How to free up disk space on E drive in Pavilion m9250f? Has only 31 GB's free out of 465 GB's.

Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2

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Re: How to free up disk space on E drive in Pavilion m9250f? Has only 31 GB's free out of 465 GB's.

You need to click on the drive, and view it's contents. That drive is likely your data drive (documents, music, videos, etc.).

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Re: How to free up disk space on E drive in Pavilion m9250f? Has only 31 GB's free out of 465 GB's.

From reading another related thread, I'm thinking that I need to turn off System Restore for drive E?

 

I recently (within the last 1-2 weeks) had gone in and clicked on something for the E drive that said it would eliminate all but the most recent restore point.  Also, I have automatic nightly backups turned on for drive E, and since yesterday, my free space on drive E is down to 24 GB's.  I have 349 GB's of free space on my C drive. 

 

Thank you very much for your help.

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Re: How to free up disk space on E drive in Pavilion m9250f? Has only 31 GB's free out of 465 GB's.

As you said "I have automatic nightly backups turned on for drive E".

 

The Law of Effect states that positive reinforcement increases the probability of a behavior being repeated. (B.F.Skinner). You toss me points, and I perform better.

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Re: How to free up disk space on E drive in Pavilion m9250f? Has only 31 GB's free out of 465 GB's.

Yes, but that's been turned for years, I believe.  And the free space on drive E has never come anywhere near to getting this low until the last week or so.  

 

In reference to the other thread I mentioned regarding System Restore, "Mumbodog" (another HP expert) wrote to someone with the same (or similar) problem I'm having:

 

 

"Ok, that is the problem, system restore should Not be turned on for Drive E

 

Turn it off, here is how.

 

Control Panel (icon view) > System > System Protection (left side)

 

When the popup opens and populates, highlight drive E: in the "protection settings" box and then click "configure", a new window opens, then tick "turn off system protection" then click ok to close all windows, close control panel.

 

This will prevent future low disk space for E:"

 

 

 

That person was running Windows 7, while I have Vista.  So when I tried to copy this fix on my machine, I wasn't finding any options to "turn off system protection."

 

I think I need to turn off System Restore for drive E:, but I need to know how to do it using Windows Vista.  Do you know how I would do that?  Or, do you disagree that that is the problem?

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Re: How to free up disk space on E drive in Pavilion m9250f? Has only 31 GB's free out of 465 GB's.

Here is how to do it within Vista:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows-vista/Turn-System-Restore-on-or-off

The Law of Effect states that positive reinforcement increases the probability of a behavior being repeated. (B.F.Skinner). You toss me points, and I perform better.

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Re: How to free up disk space on E drive in Pavilion m9250f? Has only 31 GB's free out of 465 GB's.

OK.  It turns out that System Protection was already off for the E drive.  Thanks, though. 

 

Now, I'm thinking that I need to delete my backup files on the E drive.  There is one initial "Backup set" that's dated 7/5/11.  Then, there's all these daily backup files from that date on until a couple day ago, when I turned automatic backups off.  How do I create a new initial backup set, so that i can then delete the one from 7/5/11 and all of its subsequent daily backup files?

 

Thanks, again, for your help.

 

One other question: is it possible that the recent backups, which are so much larger in size, have also been backing up the other computer on our home network?

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