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I forgot to ask about this - what would be an alternative? What OS could one use so as to avoid NTFS, and what benefits come from using another type of file system? Do you mean Linux? Anything other than Linux?

OSX has HFS+, which could use some work, but is still better than NTFS. Linux offers all sorts of really great options, perhaps the most popular of which is EXT4. The benefits over NTFS are numerous, and range from simple things like being able to use special characters in file names, to supporting much longer total file paths, to journaling and more.
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I believe the system is more than good enough for VM. Though I don't know how would the transferring from non-VM XP to XP on VM work. Sounds like a bit of a hassle. Could you describe it, even if you do so concisely, to see if I should consider it as an option at all?

You'd turn the target partition/hard drive into a virtual hard drive or an image of the drive that's compatible with the VM software. An example of this process would be a CD to and ISO file. Not 100% sure on the HDD-> VM HDD as I've never done it but I'm sure it'd be just as simple.

First google result seems to have an ok explanation/method:
http://www.howtogeek.com/213145/how-to%C2%A0convert-a-physical-windows-or-linux-pc-to-a-virtual-machine/
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Edit: Also, is there any difference in boot times between MBR and GPT?

And about the Edit?
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