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November 24, 2012 5:26:58 AM

hi all, hope this is the right place to post this..... i'm trying to boot to an old mechanical hard drive that has windows xp installed, when i boot up it goes to load xp hangs for a second then flashes a blue screen and askes how to boot, no option works including boot from last known working. my motherboard is uefi and i'm not sure how i can get around this, any tips are much appreciated, also, can i relocate my os from one hard drive to another? really want to move xp to my ssd then upgrade the os.

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November 24, 2012 12:57:27 PM

If you are trying to move an old XP drive to a new computer that has a UEFI interface it will not be likely to work. The drivers are all wrong.

You can just do a direct install to the SSD of Windows 7, you do not need to first install XP to use an upgrade version of 7. Here is a guide: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/31402-clean-instal...
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November 24, 2012 5:05:05 PM

ok, i had heard that i could just use the upgrade media but i'm new to this so it makes me a tad nervous to try this, although it seems like it's supe easy to do with a fair amount of workarounds. is it fool proof? i mean am i going to ruin my system if i screw up the upgrade boot?
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November 24, 2012 7:21:23 PM

No you won't ruin anything. I've done it many times and it works. If you have any trouble with activation you can always do phone activation -- as you have the required XP you won't have any issues.

You will get a far better result by doing a true clean install of Windows 7.

Also, make sure to detach any HDDs when you do the Windows 7 install to the SSD and first set your bios sata mode to AHCI, saves the hassle of later changing it.

Then optimize your SSD, here is a good guide: http://thessdreview.com/ssd-guides/optimization-guides/...
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