Conversion has gone OK but I had to reactivate Windows, but this was fine.
One thing I have noticed is that there is a awful lot of hard drive activity after the desktop has loaded meaning that I have to wait quite a while before I can get access to programs. Is there anything I can do, defrag for instance, that will cure this.
I never liked the upgrade for XP i found it was better todo a clean install using the full version if you have it,i did have a problem with ACPI errors on the older computer but that was sorted works fine now.
Provided you have a qualifying O/S, you can do a clean install from an XP upgrade disk. During the installation it will ask for the qualifying didk just to check that you have the right to do what you are doing.
It's a problem related to NTFS disks and in some cases there's not much you can do about it.
I've noticed that some hardware responds better to NTFS that other items.
One of my Toshiba laptops slows to a crawl after an NTFS conversion or even after a clean install onto an NTFS disk. It takes ages to boot, after Widnows desktop appears it takes even longer to allow any programs to respond and there is constant hard drive activity.
I've tried everything I know and only marginally improved the situation on this particular machine after many hours of messing around with paging file size, location and virtual memory settings. I formatted it back to FAT32 and it's run beautifully ever since.
Other machines I have show little or no similar issues with NTFS. It seems to be a case of some do and some don't, at least in terms of noticable performance loss and the steps you have to take to remedy the situation are a little involved and often don't do much to help.
Unless your system has slowed to a crawl, I'd just ignore things and leave well alone.