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29 Jul 2009   #1

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Anyone tried Windows 7 on Netbooks?

I just purchased an ASUS EEE 1005HAB from Best Buy today 299 for a 2 gig one on sale. Looking at reviews this is one of the best out there and the deal was to good to pass up for me.

It comes with windows xp SP3 on it, however Im not happy about that So I was wondering if anyone here has done windows 7 on a netbook and what kind of experience you might have.

Do you think it will perform slower than XP? I've see one report that its on par with XP with Aero enabled.

I was thinking of adding in a USB Readyboost to it and seeing how it goes, but want to get some input first.

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29 Jul 2009   #2

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

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30 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC
 
 

XP is faster. With modern systems there is a point of diminishing returns, but netbooks are slow and clunky but most any standards. XP is very noticably faster than 7 on an Atom-based netbook. Here are some benchmarks to back that up. I'm not using compressing files or encoding music, but even browsing the net is a much snappier experience in XP.
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30 Jul 2009   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skitals View Post
XP is faster. With modern systems there is a point of diminishing returns, but netbooks are slow and clunky but most any standards. XP is very noticably faster than 7 on an Atom-based netbook. Here are some benchmarks to back that up. I'm not using compressing files or encoding music, but even browsing the net is a much snappier experience in XP.
I wouldn't say those tests back up your statement as win 7 won the real world tests and xp won the synthetic tests. Here is another test more closely related Windows 7 versus Windows XP on the ASUS Eee PC 1005HA Netbook
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30 Jul 2009   #5

 

I had Windows XP on my EEE PC 900 and have installed Windows 7 on it and i'm finding it runs far better on it. The WIFI seams more stable on it and it caches data far better so it runs more smoothly. No aero of course.
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30 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 (6.1) Ultimate Edition (Build 7600)
 
 

I had installed on a friends laptop Windows 7 and it runs pretty smoothly! i want to mention that the laptop is Vista home basic compatible (it has a sticker on it), i had install it from a usb memory stick because it didn't had a working DVD-Rom, i will post the tutorial on installing the windows 7 from a memory stick later on.
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30 Jul 2009   #7

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I'm running Windows 7 on an OCZ Vertex on my Dell Mini 10 and a RunCore 32GB SSD on my Mini 9 (upped RAM on both to 2GB). It runs flawlessly and almost as fast as Windows 7 on a spinning HDD on a real laptop.
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31 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I have a Dell Mini 9 with 2 gigs (upgraded) and a Runcore 32 gb SSD, with 7 installed and it works as well as my x64 core i7 desktop. The original XP install was very slow to boot up and use, mostly due to the atrociously slow original 8 gig SSD the Mini 9 had. So I think that if XP works well on your netbook, I'm sure 7 will as well.
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