The Windows 98 upgrade process will slow the installation down to twice the duration if you are installing it over Windows 95 with DriveSpace3 compression. What's more, you might even encounter drive problems. It is advisable that you decompress your drive before installing. If you are running out of space, you may just decompress half of your hard drive for sufficient space.
Although compression is good, converting to FAT32 is better. We all know that compression will slow down the hard drive a bit. FAT32 won't do the same. You can change the cluster size you want. The smaller, the more space you save. But you will suffer when you come to defragging. An average conversion can save you from 150-200 mb. What's the difference of that with compression?
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