Solved Windows 8 upgrade XP HHD -> SSD Tags: SSD Windows 8 Windows XP Last response: January 20, 2013 9:10 AM in Windows 8 Share dabber 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. More about : windows upgrade hhd ssd Best solution Scott_D_Bowen January 18, 2013 11:35:07 AM Summary of all the crap you've read: - WinXP to Win8 is always a fresh install anyway. Share dabber 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer dabber January 20, 2013 9:10:37 AM Best answer selected by dabber. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Can I install Windows XP on SSD and leave Win8 on the HHD? Forum SolvedHelp! Trying to do a fresh install of Windows 8 on old HHD Forum Solvedbest way upgrade Win XP on Intel SSD to Win 8 Forum SolvedTo upgrade to Windows 8.1 would I have to wipe both my SSD and HDD? Forum Reinstalling Windows 7 & Primary SSD/Secondary HHD Forum SolvedUpgrade to Windows 8.1 with a new SSD Forum WIN8:::how should I format a WD Black 3001FAEX HHD AND a 250 GB SSD? Forum Solvedshould i upgrade to windows 8.1 or buy an ssd Forum SolvedUpgrading a Sony VGN-FS980 HHD to SSD Forum SolvedI want to upgrade windows xp to 7 or 8 but which one to buy? Forum SolvedHow best to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Upgrade on to new SSD Forum SolvedHow To Clean Install Windows 8 Upgrade? + SSD optimization Forum Solvedmoving windows xp to ssd for upgrade help Forum SolvedWant to add a SSD to my rig and upgrade to windows 8 Forum Replacing XP/HDD to Windows 8.1 + SSD ... halp!! Forum Old Laptop - Windows 8.1 and SSD Upgrade Forum Windows from HHD to SSD Forum SolvedCan I switch my Windows 8 upgrade to a new SSD? Forum SolvedBest Way to Upgrade to SSD & Install Windows 8? Forum SolvedWindows 8 Pro upgrade to new SSD Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 8 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !