From: Bill W <>
Subject: Re: Upgrade report - SSD & photo software
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Subject: Re: Upgrade report - SSD & photo software
Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2017 17:03:59 -0800
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On Tue, 26 Dec 2017 17:03:58 -0500, nospam<nospam@nospam.invalid>

>In article<>, Bill W
><> wrote:
>> >> At the same time, this laptop is not supported for
>> >> anything past Win 7 - no chipset updates at all. 
>> >
>> >that could be why you are having crashes.
>> It might also be why I have low read/write speeds - ~250 for each. 
>250 of what units and what time frame? 

MB/s. Isn't Sata 2 limited to 300? I'm assuming that's the issue.

>and how is the drive connected?

It's a laptop, so there are no options internally. 

>> >> So if you do have
>> >> some interest in trying the same thing, check to see what OS your
>> >> laptop supports. I think you can force Win 10 onto just about anything
>> >> that's not an antique, but you should expect problems. Mine seem to
>> >> have diminished considerably. Maybe Windows fixes itself. And if
>> >> you're happy with an earlier version of Windows, an SSD will almost
>> >> certainly be a huge improvement. 
>> >
>> >swapping an hd for an ssd has zero effect on the choice of os.
>> >
>> >if whatever is on there now works, it will work after the swap, just
>> >faster. it's just 'another sata drive'.
>> Right - that comment was mostly related to OS upgrades. As a corollary
>> to what you said, if you're having trouble with Win 10 on an older
>> laptop, those troubles will obviously continue with an SSD upgrade. 
>> My
>> crashes are probably rooted in the clean install, and the need to find
>> drivers all over again, along with getting all the settings right. 
>quite likely.