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XP in VMware with Host SSD

My host computer, running Windows 8.1, has an SSD drive. I want to install Windows XP in a VMware machine, is it safe to place the machine files on the SSD? I have the fear that XP might not handle ...
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Why should I align SSD with offset of 128 sector when sectors per track is 63?

For using an Windows XP with SSD, it is recommended that you align your partitions manually (or use eg. 7 for partitioning). Background It is explained that XP by its default alignment needs to use ...
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How to move a win xp installation from two partitions of same HDD to two separate discs?

I have a question regarding windows setup: I have a win xp installed like this: one disk drive with two partitions C: - system data, etc. D: - all user data (user accounts) now I bought an SSD ...
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copy WinXP Home recovery files to new SSD

My wife's Samsung netbook, which has Windows XP Home Edition OEM and a 5400 SATA 2 HDD, has finally crawled to (almost) a halt, and I've decided to install an OCZ SSD into it. The problem is that the ...
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How is TRIM Support Handled on an SSD Accessed by Two Different Operating Systems?

I have a Lenovo T410 ThinkPad running Windows 7 Professional as the host OS, and Windows XP Professional running as a guest OS under Windows 7 Virtual PC. I am thinking of installing a 128GB SSD to ...
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Windows 7 and Windows XP on an SSD+HDD setup?

I'm about to build a new gaming PC for the first time in seven years, and I'm a bit rusty, so I thought I'd ask the community here some advice on the OS side of things before committing some cardinal ...
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SSD upgrade — should I move all software to SSD, or can I continue running it from current C: drive?

I just got my first SSD to give more speed to a three year old computer. I don't want to put all programs onto the SSD. Can I assign it to A or B, use it for the operating system alone, then leave ...
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Do SSD disks do not last as long with Windows XP as with other OS? [closed]

We do software development (Visual C++) on Windows, and already had a few cases where developers using SSD disks with Windows XP had to replace their disks after a (one, 1) year of usage, because they ...
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What could cause slow SSD performance?

I recently upgraded my Windows XP (!) computer to a single Crucial M4 SSD. The system is running very fast and without problem, but running HD Tune Pro (and CrystalDisk) revealed that sequential read ...
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Migrate HDD XP to SSD Win7

I have 32-bit Windows XP installed on two HDDs in Raid 1. My end goal is to install 64-bit Windows 7 (to increase RAM to 8GB) on a single SSD drive and use the 2 HDDs (maintaining Raid 1) for user ...
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What could cause a computer to boot from a secondary SATA drive instead of the primary?

I have an SSD with Windows 7 on it as a primary drive, and a secondary HDD with an old Windows XP install still on it. This system has been working fine for a few weeks, but suddenly the computer ...
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Will the old OS on my secondary drive interfere with the new OS on the primary one?

I recently installed Windows 7 on a new SSD. I was planning to format my old HD, which still had Windows XP and all my data on it, but everything seemed to be working just fine, so laziness (and fear ...
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Corsair Force SSD in Windows XP HDD-Erase quarterly necessary?

I upgraded to a a Corsair Force SSD. Sadly I have to use Windows XP on the work-partition (will be replaced with Windows 7 within 1 year sigh). Now I read that I should create an image of the whole ...
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WinXP: Is NTFS appropriate for SSDs?

I've just bought an SSD (SLC 32GB PATA) for my old laptop and now I have to decide which file system to use for each partition. I'm goint to need two partitions: one for the OS installation and the ...
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Do I need to do something about partition alignment when installing Windows XP on a SSD drive?

I just got a new SSD drive (OCZ Vertex 2) and installed Windows 7 on it. Problem is, now I need to install XP also for some legacy applications that I run. I read here, among others, that XP has ...
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Can't free up space on SSD

I've got this strange problem where deleting files from C drive (e.g. uninstalling programs, clearing temp dir etc.) does not make the available space any bigger. If fact every time I uninstall a ...
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New Computer, Windows XP Installation Not Seeing SSD HD (error 0x0000007b 0xf78d2524 0xc000034)

TLDR: Got a new computer and after failing at installing XP have come to the conclusion that system is not seeing my solid state hard drive [link to model below] So I unpack the new computer and ...
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move existing Windows XP to a new harddrive

I've bought a SSD for my laptop and made a fresh install of Windows 7. On my old HDD I've got a Windows XP system, which I would like to move to the SSD. I've tried it this way: put the HDD to an ...
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Does newly formatted SSD get proper partition alignment?

When I create partitions on a new SSD using Windows XP64 SP2, are they properly aligned? The answer for XP was NO, so I'm having another question: How about (up to date) Ubuntu? According to ...
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Will Windows XP work on a Hybrid Hard Drive?

I'm looking into getting the Seagate Momentus XT hybrid hard drive, and I'm planning on dual booting between Windows 7 and Windows XP. I know 7 and Vista have native support for taking advantage of ...
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How to get TRIM support on XP with a Crucial RealSSD C300?

I have seen that Intel has a tool that gives Trim support to older OSes running on Intel SSD's. We are rolling with Crucial SSD's, and everything is XP. Is there a utility or trick? Thank you!
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SSD on Windows XP [closed]

I'm going to get an SSD drive for my computer and install Windows XP on it. I've read online that Windows XP isn't very SSD friendly and there are things you need to do to optimize for an SSD drive. ...
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Problem with SSD and “Delayed Write Failed” error. How to fix / optimize XP for SSD?

I just installed a Crucial SSD (120GB) on Windows XP (SP3). It's been operating without any problems for about 3 weeks. This morning I started getting "Delayed Write Failure" on various system ...
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Windows XP changes its theme every time after reboot

I have an ASUS Eee netbook with Windows XP installed on it. Ever since I switched to an SSD drive, Windows XP has been doing something strange; Almost every time I reboot my computer, it changes my ...
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Does Windows XP support the SSD trim command?

I am thinking about purchasing an SSD to speed up my Windows XP system. I heard that the TRIM command is important to maintaining the SSD performance over the long run. So is getting an SSD for ...
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Solid state drive on old laptop with Windows XP

I have an old laptop that has a 30 GB HDD (IDE 2.5") and I thought of giving it a little boost by replacing the HDD for a SSD. Would there be any compatibility problems if do that ? Does Windows XP ...
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Macbook Pro REALLY slow with bootcamp win xp and SSD

I have a Macbook Pro and installed a new solid state drive (SSD) the Mac side runs great but I also installed Windows XP pro on a bootcamp partition and it has became unbearably slow. When I type at ...
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Configuring an SSD

I just bought an Intel X25-M SSD for my netbook, running XP. I noticed some increase in speed, not so dramatic though. Is there any configuration I'm supposed to except putting my OS on it?