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    Is this option recommended in my C: properties, or would it slow down my system?
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    Vargas's Avatar gone fishin'
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    disk compression of already compressed files (such as mp3, divx, xvid, ect) might actually take up more space

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    Chewie's Avatar Chew E. Bakke
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    I wouldn't enable compression on a drive that holds an OS. It has led to instability in the past (Win9x line) and will certainly slow down the system.
    Actually, I wouldn't enable drive compression at all.
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    Same here. If you don't have enough room then burn some of your stuff to CD or DVD.

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    Wolfmight's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +1
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    leave the compressing to WinRAR.
    Buy an extra Hardrive than have too little space. I got a 500GB one to do video editing on.

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