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Windows 8 upgrade XP HHD -> SSD

Last response: in Windows 8
January 18, 2013 11:28:21 AM

I've had a good look around and can't decide if it is possible as I have read conflicting opinions.

The upgrade can be downloaded to bootable media, but can I do a clean installation to the SSD? The Windows XP installation would then be removed and the data restored.

I have read various threads about this and it is totally confusing.

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January 18, 2013 11:35:07 AM

Summary of all the crap you've read:
- WinXP to Win8 is always a fresh install anyway.
January 20, 2013 9:10:23 AM

Tis true.

I was replacing the motherboard too as the existing one did not have AHCI. With the SSD connected as well as the old HDD with XP SP3 installed. Then ran the upgrade without problems. Windows went on the SSD and the existing HDD was not touched.

January 20, 2013 9:10:37 AM

Best answer selected by dabber.