Speed Up Your PC by Moving the Paging File and Print Spoolers to Another Drive

This only works if you have another physical drive to move it to:

Moving the Paging File

1. In Control Panel, double-click System.
2. Click the Advanced tab.
3. Click Settings under Performance.
4. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Change under Virtual Memory.
5. Select the new drive that you want to use to store the paging file.
6. Set Initial Size (MB) and Maximum size. For the initial size, Microsoft recommends that you use the recommended value in the Total Page File Size for All Drives box.
7. Click Set, and then click OK twice.
8. Click Restart Now.

Moving the Default Spool Directory for All Printers

This procedure applies a new default spool directory to all printers that are configured on this computer.

1. In Control Panel, double-click Printers and Faxes.
2. On the File menu, click Server Properties, and then click the Advanced tab.
3. In the Spool Folder box, type the path that you want to use, and then click OK.