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Windows 7: What is this connector called

26 Jan 2014   #11
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

Good. Let us know how it works out.

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26 Jan 2014   #12
james cullen

Win pro 64bit

Well there ya go I have an ssd installed and operating win xp pro, I wonder if I could get win 7 to work?
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26 Jan 2014   #13
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

I don't see why not. You'd be best to use the SSD as an OS drive, and install your programs and such to a second normal spinning drive. That's what I do, and I think that most of us with SSDs do that. I've also moved my user folders to a second drive for fewer writes to the SSD. You also don't fill up your SSD with the "AppData" folder that Windows likes to cram everything into.

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26 Jan 2014   #14
james cullen

Win pro 64bit


Yeah, I was thinking that with the machine being so old, win 7 may not work on it.

It's not a production laptop or gaming just a bit of a play thing, only room for one drive so won't have many programs or data, maybe surf the net and use it in the kitchen for storing recipes, nothing major realy just seeing if I could breath new life into it.

Must say though it really does move along now compared to the tired old 4200rpm HDD, marvelous improvement.

Thanks again
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26 Jan 2014   #15

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Good job with the ssd drive. If the laptop has a sd card reader then watch for the largest class 10 sd card you can afford the go on sale to use as additional storage.
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26 Jan 2014   #16
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Good job, I didn't know SSD had PATA connectors either, maybe it's an early one that used to cost $1800 or so. Well done on the PC.
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26 Jan 2014   #17
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

It's always great when you can find a new use for old hardware. Great that you got it working.
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