XP at the very least does not support TRIM, which means the drive will not be able to do garbage collection and may hinder the self-healing properties of your SSD when cells start to die. That being said, you could always buy a cheapo 120GB one and just pray it installs, and lasts as they are super cheap now.
XP also runs great on any modern computer under emulation.
Well if I can get on with a vbox of xp perhaps I Can do the car maintenance that way, just found out yesterday the software I had installed had a virus in it so I was fuming. Windows 8 got rid of itbut I think it blasted the installation of the software at the same time. MY brother tells me win 10 can be installed using win 8 key. So presumably I can upgrade to win10 on my laptop for free. Do you think win 1 would work slower than win 8? From what I read its not going to be any slower. Thanks in advance.
Windows 8 was a failed attempt to build a unified OS for all platforms and was somewhat based on Windows 7 code base. Windows 10 is a complete re-write and is faster than 8 and more secure and yes you should should be able to just install Windows 10 and use the 8 license.
Xp (or any other system) running on SSD boils down to drivers which recognises the drive
In modern motherboard / virtual environments the drivers are built in and the operating system just does what they say... XP on it's own installed on period boards doesn't have any clue what to do with ssd