Finding how much storage space is currently allocated.
1. Click the start menu
2. Click on All Programs, and then Accessories
3. From the accessories menu, right click on Command Prompt and select "run as administrator"
4. Type "vssadmin list shadowstorage" into the command prompt
5. The results should tell you the amount of storage used and the maximum amount alloted
Changing amount of space used.
1. Repeat steps 1-3 to get bring up the Command Prompt
2. Type "vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=[your hard disk]: /On=[your hard disk]: /MaxSize=[how much space you want to allocate]"
3. For example: "vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=C: /MaxSize=3GB"
4. You should get a message saying Successfully resized the shadow copy storage association, and you should have more free space on your hard drive.
To run any single command prompt command as an administrator, or to quickly bring up an administrator command prompt, simply type your command in the start search area (or CMD for the command prompt) and press ctrl+alt+enter.
I have found this is much more convenient than going through the menus.
Everytime I drag a folder icon too close to the edge of the desktop, they get created. Drives me bonkers. To disable them altogether:
> gpedit.msc > Administrative Templates > Desktop > Policy: Prevent adding, dragging, dropping and closing the Taskbar's toolbars : Enabled
Image sizes range from 16x16 to 256x256. 64x64 and up are PNG compressed. You can make Firefox use this icon for its windows by renaming it to main-window.ico and putting it in %ProgramFiles%\Mozilla Firefox\chrome\icons\default\