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1 million to whoever show me how to install XP on RAID SSD

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December 20, 2011 1:17:42 PM

1 millionn virtual hugs to whoever help me with installing XP on this computer, an impossible task apparently.

Intel Quad Core
Asus P5QL-E (ICRH10)
Intel SSD
3x WD 1TB RAID 0
NO FLOOPY

XP doesnt see the drive to install. Can I perhpas install this to an IDE and then clone the drive to the SSD using Macrium, and then boot from SSD?

If all fails, Is it possible to install Vista on SSD and dual-boot with XP on IDE drive??? Will be such a shame tough having the OS on such a slow HDD, spcially combined with quad-core and SSD
December 20, 2011 3:18:20 PM

what is nic? anyway, I already did the nlite thing and it did not work.

Will cloning the drive from IDE to SSD work?
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December 20, 2011 3:45:18 PM

XP can't boot from a GPT partitioned disk which is what you will need for a 3TB array.
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December 20, 2011 11:42:16 PM

Hawkeye22 said:
XP can't boot from a GPT partitioned disk which is what you will need for a 3TB array.



The SSD will be a solo drive....do you know if cloning will work?
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December 21, 2011 10:57:36 AM

Do you mean if you get the OS up and running on a hard drive then clone it to a SSD? It will work, but it's not recommended. My understanding is that trim and other features of the SSD aren't taken into account unless you do a clean install onto the SSD.
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December 21, 2011 11:31:57 AM

Hawkeye22 said:
Do you mean if you get the OS up and running on a hard drive then clone it to a SSD? It will work, but it's not recommended. My understanding is that trim and other features of the SSD aren't taken into account unless you do a clean install onto the SSD.


I believe I have no choice. I happen to have an IDE drive with XP installed, and I simply cannot get XP to install on any Sata drive. I plan after the cloning to install Vista, wich would be my main OS, XP will be limited in a partition of 10% of the disc
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December 21, 2011 11:33:35 AM

Hawkeye22 said:
Do you mean if you get the OS up and running on a hard drive then clone it to a SSD? It will work, but it's not recommended. My understanding is that trim and other features of the SSD aren't taken into account unless you do a clean install onto the SSD.



Hawkeye, can you please confirm to me, does SP3 installs directly on a SSD or RAID without floopy drives? I happen to have SP2, but I may get SP3
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December 21, 2011 11:38:34 AM

XP doesn't have native sata or raid drivers. As Emerald has said, you need to either slipstream the drivers into windows or you will need a floppy drive and use F6 during the windows install in order to load in sata and/or raid drivers.

Here is a screen shot of where it asks you to press F6 to install additional drivers.

http://0.tqn.com/d/pcsupport/1/0/G/0/-/-/xpnew1.jpg
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December 21, 2011 12:25:02 PM

I dont have a floppy. My motherboard allows me to "configure SATA as IDE". This way, XP was able to see the sata drives, both SSD and HDD. I will try installing it and then changing in BIOS "configure SATA as RAID". I need to configure it in RAID in order for the Intel Matrix Technoly create the RAID 0 ARRAY.

I not sure it will boot tough....

and later on, I will have the task of installling Vista. Should I install vista from BIOS or from within XP?
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December 21, 2011 12:47:56 PM

XP has native IDE drivers which is why that works. If you plan on making the RAID bootable, you need to slipstream or use F6 + floppy drive.

You weren't specific enough in regards to vista. Are you planning on dual booting vista/xp? Is the vista disk an upgrade disk or full version? If it's an upgrade, I think you run it from within XP, otherwise boot to the vista install cd.

Here are the details.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Upgrad...
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December 21, 2011 1:26:47 PM

My idea did not worked. I get blue screen at startup, will try cloning

BTW, its a full version.
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