XP: Increase Efficiency of Burning CDs or DVDs with Windows

Posted November 23, 2005 by MickeyMouse in Windows

When using the built-in XP CD or DVD burning software, you can change where the temporary storage files are kept to optimize the burning process.


When burning your CDs or DVDs, XP needs plenty of unprotected space to temporarily store your files. By moving these files off your main Windows drive, you will improve your burning efficiency. I particularly like to keep this storage on a drive separate from my page file.

Here is how to change where your pre-CD/DVD burning temporary files are kept:

    1. Click My Computer.
    2. Right-click your CD or DVD burner drive.
    3. Select Properties.
    4. Click the Recording tab.
    5. Change your drive with the drop down box.
    6. Click OK.

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