I have two small hard drives. However, i store all my files on the boot drive. This makes the boot drive very slow. I've read before that it's possible to move a folder to a different drive and make windows think it's still there by making a shortcut. I'd like to do this to the windows folder so that all the system programs run on my second drive and my personal programs run on the boot drive. Otherwise I would have to move all folders but windows to the other drive to achieve the same effect. Can I move the windows folder to a different drive and would this speed up my pc by seperating the load? I'm on windows 8.1.
Also, I've heard about moving the swap file to a different drive. Would this have much effect on the drive speed and would the swap file still work optimally?