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    Windows 98: Performance Gain

    This is the thing, yesterday i upgraded my win95 osr2.1 to win98 (install win98 over 95).

    And a very funny thing happend, i actually get a 30-40% performance boost in my tnt2 ultra (same drivers), i can't understand why is that, i have the usbsupp installed on my old win95, it allows win95 to have full-AGP support.

    So i get to conclude this: win98 it's actually faster than win95, of course, with the proper hardware.

    Any comments, or stories like this one????
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    Windows 98 simply likes video cards better. Also better native agp support. Kudos for the upgrade? I think, though, a format to full install would have done you one even better.

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    I really tough that, but i have all my system setup just like i like it, anyway if i do a full re-install i will have to install a lot of applications...and then tune the system.....ahhhhhh, i better keep it just like it is now.

    Anyway, a full install from zero sometimes wouldn't be better than a good upgrade from a very tuned win95....(just my opinion)
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    Win98 handles the system memory much more efficient. That contributes to the performance increase.

    I was playing Heretic 2 when I upgraded, and I was stunned. Had to change back to check, and the stuttering graphics was back. Win98 is cool in that sense.


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    last time i did a format, took me 5 hours to fully setup config everything...

    not very pleasant experience

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    Drink alot of beer while you re-install. Not too much though, as the installation may be suffering from you being too drunk.

    Try Symantec Ghost, a backup program. VERY nice. Copies all of c: to a file in no time, and it is as easy as 1-2-3 to restore it. Make a backup of windows with as little as possible installed, and you save yourself a LOT of trouble.


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    TOTALLY!!!!!! if you have win 95 and are trying to play games, forget it!!! 98 runs games twice as fast!

    98 is much better than 95....... i do have a question though, can 98se run games better than 98 regular????

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    I can tell that win98se it's a bit slower than the original, but in games i couldn't tell you.

    I've found more stable win98 original than win98se, and more, the win98 (original) upgrade it's better than the full-install, and the upgrade version allows you to install from zero, it just asks for a disk of a previous version of windows.
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    And how is the upgrade better than the full install?

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    Win98se seems to have problems with some game installers. When installation is finished, the whole installation vanishes! Frustrating enough. One example is Outcast, don't remember which one the other I had problems with was.


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