Wow, a couple of days ago I noticed why I was running low on hard drive space. Even though I have about 30 Gigs (it’s a miracle I have so much space left actually) for some reason my hard drive was extremely full. Turns out, every time a program crashes (like that nasty Internet Explorer crash in the picture to the left) on Windows Vista, the operating system stores 100 megabytes of system information on your hard drive, so that it can send to Microsoft to tell them why customers are unsatisfied with their product.
Oh so that’s why I only had 15 gigs left on my hard drive.
My computer on the other hand had 10 Gigabytes of error reporting information, that was queued to be sent to Microsoft. One can only imagine the amount of data Microsoft’s servers have to handle. But then again, if crashes on Vista weren’t so common, then this whole scenario would not have existed in the first placed. Nonetheless, I’ve learnt my lesson – use disk cleanup on Vista regularly! No exceptions. Or at least somehow get task scheduler to do it for me.
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