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ok, i'm going to be refreshing one of my pc's very shortly as i've got a few hardware upgrades for it, and decided why not chuck in a cheap SSD and give it a try out so i've got a Mushkin Callisto deluxe 60GB on the way

Now currently the machine is running Win XP Pro 32bit and the main user of this PC is happy with that.

I know the advantages to Win 7 and have a copy i can use for this machine with no problems, other than the main user of this pc prefering what they are familiar with lol


So i guess my question is, has anyone got a link to guides for installing and running with Win XP on a day to day basis with an SSD, recommendations for garbage collection tools etc.

Basically any info that is relevant.

It is not out of the question that it wont end up with Win 7 - i'd just like to get as much info as i can to have an informed view of the subject
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Windows XP has no support for SSD's at all. It will not support TRIM, which is required to keep the SSD nice and fast. XP will treat the SSD as a normal hard drive. Windows XP also does not natively support AHCI. Windows 7 is highly recommended for a system on an SSD.
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Corsair F60 + 1TB Spinpoint F3 Corsair H100 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus MK241H 24" 1920x1200 
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Also, best make sure your motherboard supports AHCI. While it's unlikely that any modern board doesn't, it's best to check anyway.
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