I have been researching my situation for about a week but I cannot seem to find a definitive answer. I hope someone here can help me.
I have an older Dell desktop running Windows XP (Dell XPS Gen5). Some specialized equipment in our lab absolutely must run XP so updating is not possible. Anyway, the computer came equipped with two drives setup as Raid0. The total drive space is reported as 293GB. I would like to eliminate the Raid setup and replace the two drives with one single SSD, perhaps a 500GB. Obviously I cannot do a clean install of XP because there are no longer updates available, but I do have the original XP installation disk. So, my questions are:
I have made three full system images on three different external drives for safety. Is it possible to remove the two Raid0 drives and use an image to restore the system on a new, single SSD?
If no, would I have to purchase two SSD’s to replace the two existing drives? Would that be an option?
If it can be done, perhaps somebody with the required knowledge could explain the exact procedure for me.
Thank you very much,