Why did moving the mouse cursor cause Windows 95 to run more quickly?

That reminded me of something. When I was young, if I remember correctly, Windows 95 (if not 98) had this weird behavior that when installing programs, wiggling the mouse cursor make the progress faster. What caused this? I googled for it, I couldn’t find anything related.

I had no idea this was a thing, and the explanation for it… Makes sense, strangely enough.


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