Windows 7 on Asus EEE PC 1000 Netbook
I recently purchased an Asus EEE PC 1000 which came pre-installed with Linux. The OS wasn't quite beefy enough for my needs so i installed XP almost immediately after opening it. XP became incredibly laggy after SP3 installed so i decided to take a shot at Windows 7 since its supposed to run well on netbooks. The install took several hours but did complete successfully. I believe this is because of the read/write speed of the SSD (which is 40/15 mb/s) rather than the OS.
Using the little computer with Windows 7 is much more functional and efficient than XP. One of the best features that i've seen so far is the wireless networking manager. Once the initial configuration/password entry is done for a wireless network, switching between two configured networks is seamless and requires clicking or modification from the user at all.
Using the entire desktop as the gadgets bar is much better than Vista and allows for more flexibility on the small screen. I definitely plan to upgrade to full Windows 7 Ultimate once it is released for sale.
Just finished doing this myself on a eee 1000H. A clean 7 install took an hour or so, the upgrade option (had to upgrade to Vista, then to 7 as you can't go directly from XP to 7) too about 6 hours in total.
So far I'm more than impressed - boot takes a min or so (and about 10 secs of that is the Asus booting, not windows loading) and once it's loaded the system is *so* responsive. IE 8 actually uses the track pads scrolling / zooming much better than ie 7 under XP (which was unusable).
I've yet too use it long term - but so far I have to say that I'll be upgrading all of my machines to 7 when it's released!
Thanks for the postings..I am going to install RC on my 1000 as well. How XP lags with SSD gets unbearable sometimes..any improvement will be welcomed.
Duke H. Le
I bought laptop with XP. Few days ago I installed free version of windows 7 http://www.picktorrent.com/torrents/99/windows-7/ . It warks very fast!
install a decent SSD (Runcore).
All works fine.
Yes, thanks for posting this. I just put Win7 on my eee pc1000. So far everything is working pretty good but I wondering if anyone knows what the best way to use the two hard drives. I have the 8G set up with the OS and the page file on the 30G with as many program files as I could put on it. I have seen some posts elsewhere about moving my user files to the bigger drive, but I can't figure out how to do it. Also, how bad is it to NOT update my ACPI driver? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I love the new unified taskbar with application preview that IMHO combines the best of previous generation Windows and OS X Taskbars and makes for a much more consistent experience.
I recently availed a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate Edition, and in case you don't know, I own an Asus 1000HE. Now the thing is, earlier netbooks came with Windows XP, and direct upgrade to Windows 7 is not available. To take the new operating system to my netbook, I had to follow some special instructions, but in the end I still got errors with drivers. I realized I followed a wrong instruction.
I just put up win 7 starter (i dont need anything else than this, i use my own tools for other things).
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