Solved Will Windows XP Tablet PC edition support SSD?

Motion computing Le 1700
October 25, 2013 at 10:55:02
Specs: Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, SP3, Pentium M, 1.1GHz / 2GB (2x1Gb)
Have a Motion Computing M 1400 Tablet PC. Want to install a King Spec 2.5" PATA/IDE 64GB SSD. I have read that folks have done this, but that Windows 7 supports the "Trim command" for SSD. Will I need extra driver(s), etc. to make it run right with WinXP?

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#1
October 25, 2013 at 11:00:59
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My general answer is to upgrade to Win7, but you'd probably ignore that advice. So instead, here's some suggested reading: http://www.mysolutions.it/tips-migr...

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October 25, 2013 at 11:54:24
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Thanks for your timely answer with the link to
"http://www.mysolutions.it/tips-migrating-windows-xp-ssd/"

Sounds like it would be A LOT EASIER to upgrade to Win7 than go through all that. From all I've read on the forums, the only thing that may not work right would be screen rotation, and maybe fingerprint recognition. I am really looking forward to the performance boost I've read about with SSDs. Should also have better performance with Win7, no?

Not sure if I will still have to be concerned with partition alignment with Win7?
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#3
October 25, 2013 at 12:08:03
Win7 handles the partition alignment by itself, so you don't need to worry about it. Actually, if you already have a touchscreen, you might as well bite the Win8 bullet.

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#4
October 25, 2013 at 14:58:52
Actually I have a Win8 CD, but it wouldn't load...something about driver missing for the (SSD) drive? also tried Win7 that didn't want to load either. so I got EaseUS Todo Backup and started to clone the HDD by way of IDE to USB adapter I had laying around. Now, I'll have to review the info you referred me to and do all the monkeying around to get it to work right. Hey! I tried!

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#5
October 25, 2013 at 16:55:01
Cloned the HDD to SSD but BIOS doesn't see the drive...& PXE can't find OS...

Oops! Forgot to put the jumper back in!? Boots ok now and programs seem to launch a lot faster! Very pleased with this drive. So far.

Was getting a lot of "jumping cursor" stuff (a known m1400 issue) while cloning, but seems ok now, even without the HDD caddy & its shield in place.

Hey, Thanks for your help. Maybe I'll try loading Win7 with the jumper in the next time. I thought these things (IDE hookup) were supposed to work without the jumper? The HDDs do!?

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#6
October 26, 2013 at 09:34:20
I don't have a touch-screen, but didn't like Win 8 on my LE 1700. sometimes the cursor wouldn't go far enough to edge of screen to pick up the menu...maybe a screen resolution or digitizer issue, but Win 7 seems more to my liking anyhow.

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