If you have 2 hard drives in your PC, a good way of increasing the performance of your primary disk (meaning the hard drive containing your operating system) is to move the “Temporary Internet Files”, “Temp” and “swap” files to the drive where Windows 2000/XP is not installed.
Be careful when implementing this method as we are talking about two physical disks and not two partitions on the same drive.
By definition we call the primary disk the one that contains the operating system with the second disk being the one containing our files.
First of all we will move the “Temporary Internet Files” folder, creating a new path to the folders located on the second disk.
To do this, create a folder with the same name on the second disk (or wherever you want) using the My Computer.
Next, open the control panel and chose “Internet Options”.
Go to the “General” tab and click on the “Settings” button.
In the new window that appears, click on the “Move Folder” button.
You will then need to indicate the location of the new folder that you have created:
The second step consists of you moving the “Temp” folder.
Here you will also need to create a new folder on your second disk.
You will then need to right click on the “My Computer” and select “Properties”. Go to the “Advanced” tab and click on the “Environment Variables” button.