Disk Compression. Need Information.
As some of you know, I resurrected a POS (piece of sh__) 486 for the kid recently. Don't know quite what he did, (he's new to 'puters) but the harddrive with the system on it went belly up. Oivay! I originally had two small drives in it, because of the old bios, etc.. Don't really want to upgrade the bios at this point.
Anyhoo, the only harddrive I can get my hands on right now is the remaining good drive, a 341mb WD Caviar. I plan to upgrade the bios and throw a larger drive in it someday, but for right now this drive will have to suffice. All he needs at this point is an OS, ISP and a few older games.
BTW, anyone know where I can get at least a 2mb or more, ISA video card? It has a 1mb Speedstar 64 in it right now and even with the latest driver, webpages are hard to read. Yep, have messed with the fonts, etc.. Anyway, since this POS is older than dirt, alas, I have no PCI slots. But, I digress.
Was wondering about the advantages/disadvantages of disk compression. I plan to first install WIN95, AOL (hey, don't laugh so damn hard) and a few games. Then, I was tossing around the idea of compressing the remaining free space so as to gain some.
I am new to disk compression so any insight would be appreciated. Is it easy to un-compress a drive? Will I be able to install software on it once the drive is compressed without any hassles? If need be, will I be able to re-format in the future?
All these and a few I haven't thought of yet, are questions I have for the disk compression educated among you.
So let me have it. Will I regret it? Will I jump up and down with delight?
Tanks a rot.
Big Blue 66
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