My thanks in advance for tapping into your collective brainpower one again.
One or two of you may have seen my other rather long thread trying to get this machine up and running again, but it looks like I have success (at least for the moment) as everything seems to be stable.
I'm running a multi partitioned 2 x 1TB SATA RAID array (mirrored) with XPSP3 as the OS on "C" drive.
For a variety of reasons, I'd like to port my current XP install over to an SSD whilst leaving my data where it is.
I don't really want to have to re-install XP as I could do with keeping the system up and running as this is my primary PC.
Whilst I'm quite happy with XP,I'm also aware that it is due to be dropped by Microsoft as far as support goes, so it's probably time to move on, but I'd rather do it gradually.
My intention it to port XP onto an SSD partition, so I can run ally my current software (if which there is a lot) and also to add WIN7 64bit to the other SSD partition.
(I've already got a ligit copy ready to go, and Microsoft's compatibility tool claims everything is OK apart from my scanner)
This will get my XP off RAID, which can only be a good thing, and also allow me to use the latest version DxO Optics Pro, my preferred photographic raw developer.
(I've bought a copy, but can't run it yet as it needs Vista as a minimum, and I'm going nowhere near that)
My thought were also to invest in a copy of Paragon Hard Disk Manager 14 suite for both the transition and future backup/recovery. (£30 off Amazon UK)
According to Biostar,my MOBO unfortunately only supports 4GB ram, unless any of you folks know better.
More detailed specs can be found at this Speccy link if you're interested
I've just noticed that Speccy claims I'm still running AVG, but that should have been removed last year, so I'll look into that.
I wonder if that was anything to do with my recent BSOD episodes; I guess that unknown to me it might have been fighting, firstly with AVAST and then with Kapersky.
Anyone any thoughts on the best way to proceed?