Hi,[QUOTE=johnedlord;2222225]I removed the WD hdd (160gb) from my new Samsung NC10 and replaced it with a Samung SLC ssd(32gb). The NC10 had Windows XP Home on the WD hdd and also came with a disk of this OS. I tried to install this copy of XP Home, but after about 10 minutes a window appeared asking for a file re SP3 and a path to this file. The disk I was trying to install already had SP3 on. (…)[/quote]it would be good if you could tell us the error message verbatim.
Perhaps the drive you were using had problems to read the disc.
You might also check the documentation that came with your notebook if there are instructions for a clean Windows install. Maybe there is something special.
Normally, it would not matter if you install Windows on a SSD or onto a HDD.
And I have another idea: Please check Bios setup if there are configuration options for the Sata controller. Maybe a different setting will help.