Skullzer wrote:Alrighty, I guess sittin in front of my computer for a few hours installing apps and drivers won't be so bad. Thanks for the responses.
td1353l wrote:you dont have to reinstall anything other than java, directx and drivers. you can go to other windows installs, find your programs there, right click and run as admin, and the vast majority of them will work, including games. all of steam and 10 games are still on my ORIGINAL XP installed hard drive and am playing them flawlessly on win7 with my SSD.. but like i said, directx n such will need to be reinstalled tho. good luck, yeah, you wont ever want to go back to mechanical if you had the choice, its amazing what i though was fast b4 was.
i say that to say, you will find you wont have to reinstall all your programs when you purchase another boot drive. everything is still very much installed, just on another drive.
hp9000 wrote:Just in case you don't want to keep fiddling with your bios settings for ide/ahci, I suggest you boot one more time into XP (in IDE mode, of course) and install the AHCI drivers. Then change the bios setting back to AHCI. Here's a how-to but I'm sure there are many more if you google it.
As far as benchmarking your ssd, here's a tool that's used widely:
http://www.downloadcrew.com/article/192 ... _benchmark
Enjoy your new ssd and come back to report your findings!
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