Yes, I didn't think you could move the whole Documents and Settings folder, because that contains your user profiles, which are set up in the Windows registry like mini operating systems with a registry database of their own--thanks for confirming that Queen-Evie
But you can move subfolders of your user profile, such as My Documents, as tg1911
has pointed out. That should free up a lot of space--depending on how much you use My Documents. You can also move your Temporary Internet File
s folder--that's Internet Explorer's browser cache and History. This way you won't have to continually clear your cache (with CCleaner or other methods) just to free up space on your C drive. To do so, open Control Panel, Intenet Options and under the General tab, click the Settings
button in the Browsing History section, then the Move Folder
button in the dialogue that pops up. Then browse to the folder you want to move it to--I would go with tg1911
's suggestion and make a folder on your other hard drive with whatever your user name is--then OK out when done.
I was going to say you might could move your Temp folder from your user profile on the C drive but that is probably considered a system folder so it's probably better not to try.
Another thing you could do would be to uninstall all of your programs and then reinstall them on the D drive. When you install choose the custom installation option and then point it to a folder on your D drive to install to.
But, as already pointed out, 15 GB is a pretty small hard drive. XP SP3 with all patches/updates is nearly 7 GB, so that's almost half of your drive right there. You might be better off using your other hard drive to install Windows to.
You do need to have at least 15% free space, but another big reason your computer is slow is you don't have enough RAM. I wouldn't run XP with less than 512 MB. 1 GB or more is better if your motherboard supports it. Especially since you are running Norton and especially if your version of Norton is from before 2007. I noticed a great improvement when I upgraded RAM and got rid of Norton, so I agree with Queen-Evie
on that. I would suggest going with
Windows Live Essentials Microsoft Security Essentials
for a while and see how that suits you.Reason for edit:
I confused MS Security Essentials with Windows Live Essentials--MS needs to figure out what really is essential--security is, the others aren't. Thanks to Queen-Evie
for pointing this out to me.
Edited by Papakid, 22 June 2010 - 07:23 PM.