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Join Date: Nov 2008
Re: installing xp on 4 gig ssd. anyone? - 11-20-2008, 06:34 AM
Hi, I got the full version of xp pro to install on my 4g ssd.
What I did:
Followed this guide to create a bootable usb drive
http://www.eeeguides.com/2007/11/instal ... thumb.html
I don't really have any experience with nlite, so I just went with the full version of xp. After installing the drivers, I had about 700mb left of free space. From there, I went on to update xp to service pack 3 (had a sp2 installation disk). What I found was that I couldn't download and install sp3 because there wasn't enough space on the ssd (kinda weird as windows update says sp3 is only a 100mb update).
So basically, I'm running a full version of xp pro w/ sp2 and 700mb left of free space. For me personally this really isn't a problem as I just installed all my programs on a 2gb sd card.
But if I were to do it again, I would definitely save the hassle and go with a large ssd
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Southern New Jersey, USA
Re: installing xp on 4 gig ssd. anyone? - 12-06-2008, 02:28 PM
I've used XPLite for this in the past. It will also let you remove some Windows stuff, but nothing major in the free version.
I've successfully installed XP on a 5GB drive in the past, but it looks like that extra GB made a huge difference!
With such a small SSD I would lean towards a setup utilizing Portable Applications as well.
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