Hi! My partner has an Acer 3003 laptop running XP with a 40gb hard disc, and 750mb of ram. The laptop is getting very slow and I wonder if it is because the C partiion has only 3gb free space. The hard disc is partitioned C and D and I see that D has all its space free 17.4gb. Is there an easy way of reducing the size of partition D and using it to increase the size of C? Could I just drag and drop some of the software on to D? Thanks in anticipation.
You can use the free version of Paragon partition manager but are you sure the D partition doesn't have the original operating system etc backup on it for disaster recovery? You need to get about 25% free space to speed up the pc.
A bit off the original track here, but you could also free up space on a small drive like this by compressing the drive if this hasn't already been done. [Go into My Computer and right click on C drive, select Properties and there is a tick box at bottom of window.] Or offloading old documents to DVD's.
Change the Default Location of the My Documents Folder To change the default location of the My Documents folder, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, and then point to My Documents. 2. Right-click My Documents, and then click Properties. 3. Click the Target tab. 4. In the Target box, do one of the following: * Type the path to the folder location that you want, and then click OK. For example, D:\My Stuff.
If the folder does not exist, the Create Message dialog box is displayed. Click Yes to create the folder, and then click OK.
-or- * Click Move, click the folder in which to store your documents, and then click OK twice.
If you need to create a new folder, click Make New Folder. Type a name for the folder, and then click OK twice. 5. In the Move Documents box, click Yes to move your documents to the new location, or click No to leave your documents in the original location.