Re: thinking of a solid-state drive for W10 upgrade
Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:45 pm
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I used the CRUCIAL APP to scan my system, since the other way did not result in an exact match.Tetsuwan Penguin wrote:There are two types of M.2 slots, PCIE and SATA. If your computer has one of these, make sure that any SSD you get is compatible. Some motherboards can autoconfigure to make use of both. Also some motherboards will disable one or two SATA connectors if a SATA M.2 slot is used. Crucial.com has an app on their website to let you know what parts are compatible with your system. (they sell memory and SSD upgrades).
Yes, Microsoft has issued security updates for XP decades after it was no longer officially supported, but that was for a VERY high profile issue, and the government and the press had put pressure on them to do it. OTOH, most of the branches of the Linux kernel are STILL officially being maintained with security updates. If you can find instructions on the web, you can disable most of the most objectionable behaviors of W10, making it a reasonable update to W7, that is if you can live with the new desktop layout. At least W10 did add multiple workspaces (virtual desktops) which Linux has had for years. Not quite as 'clean' as Linux, but useable.