I think I have the XP driver part situated & I'm expecting that process to be a walk in the park after squeezing XP on the SSD, but then again, computers can be unpredictable.
I got the machine from a colleague's wife & I did express the lack of adequate space concerns to her when I picked it up. They plan on doing something about that once XP is loaded on the equipment ... they are well aware the machine's performance with XP on is likely to force them to do that.
As far as the Linux installation, that is already gone. I wiped the disk yesterday.
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