I have an Aspire One (ZG5) with a spinning platters HDD that is starting to show signs of needing a reinstall. I also happened to end up with a spare 80GB SSD and I'm considering swapping it out but there are a few things I'm worried about:
- Physically, how hard is it to get at the drive? (I've found this that indicates it's going to be a pain, but has anyone here done it on this model?)
- What would it take to install windows on it?
On the first point, I've seen one partway apart and this model is NOT build for easy maintenance (it seems some of the other models are better in this regards). I have a spare copy of XP-pro as well as a Windows 7 disk but IIRC there is something about them (ir at least XP) being really hard to install via any thing USB. If that doesn't work out, I'm thinking I might make something work by copying the recovery partition over over via dd/nc or the like. Should I expect that to work?