Quick update (for those interested). I recived my new 64 GB SSD
on Friday (3 Jul), and spent most of the day doing the transplant from the 16 GB. The hardware install was easy, and I had no issues. Neither my stock 16GB or the new Dell 64 GB had any heat pads, so I just puleed out the old one, and put in the new one.
I attempted to allign the partition (using Windows 7 and then a Windows Vista DVD), which did not seem to make any difference in performance. After that step, I bumped into the dreaded "CdRom0" error trying to instll the Dell Win XP. So, I went to lunch. When I came back, it worked (don't know why). I then proceeded to install all updates and drivers, and discovered that I did not have any of the Dell WebCam software. Plus, I noticed that I lost the Dell diagnostics partition, which bugged me. After a google search I found the program that allowed me to recreate the diagnostic partition, however that wiped out the SSD
. So, I had to install again. Once again I had the "CdRom0" problem, and this time nothing would make it go away. So, after trying various external drives, and futile troublehsooting, I did a search here, and found the fix (type D:\I386 in place of CdRom0\I386), which allowed me to install. This got me through until around midnight, so I went to bed.
This morning, I dug out my Mini 9 box, and found a CD that had the WebChat software, which I was looking for. The final piece is the Dell Video Chat software, which can be found here: Dell Video Chat - powered by SightSpeed
So now, with the exception of McAfee and the online storage links (DBox?), I have the same software load as came shipped with my mini. This was a long process, and I posted it here in case someone else attempts this, and hits the same hurdles I did.
Thanks for everyone's help!