I have a 4 year old Dell PC running XP that is used as a secondary PC at work. I recently built a custom PC that included a SSD boot drive. I am very impressed with the performance of the SSD and am wondering if I could install an SSD in this older Dell and use it as the boot drive.
I use this XP machine fairly often and am wondering if a $150 upgrade could breathe some new life into it. Here are my questions:
1. Can you use an SSD as a boot drive for an XP machine? I seem to remember reading that XP lacks TRIM functionality that the SSD needs.
2. Could I use Acronis True Image Home to image my boot drive and transfer it to the SSD? I do not want to have to build the PC from scratch in terms of installing a fresh OS and all the apps.
3. If the answer to #2 is no, is there an easy way to "move" my OS and applications to the SSD that would not require installation from scratch?