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Windows 7: windows 7 on netbooks?

17 Aug 2009   #1

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windows 7 on netbooks?

my wife and i are considering getting one of the new acer netbooks with the Z520 Atom and 2gb ram. anybody have experience putting windows 7 on one of these? recommended or no?

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17 Aug 2009   #2

 
 

I'm pretty sure it will work fine...
Edit:
I installed RC version on my several friends notebooks with similar specs, it works fine.
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17 Aug 2009   #3

 
 

It will work fine..
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17 Aug 2009   #4

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

It's gonna blow up your netbook.
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17 Aug 2009   #5

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

You can win big time if you shop around...some offer then pre-installed with an OS already and a Free/discounted upgrade to Windows 7...
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17 Aug 2009   #6

Win7 Ultimate RTM w/dual boot XP Pro
 
 

I have win 7 home premium on an Asus 1005HA with N280 and 2gb of ram..it boots and shutdowns down slower than winxp. I run a dual boot with winxp.

I think Win 7 is very smooth on the netbook. DO NOT install win 7 starter I hear this is a crappy version and crippled version of Win 7.
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17 Aug 2009   #7

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post
my wife and i are considering getting one of the new acer netbooks with the Z520 Atom and 2gb ram. anybody have experience putting windows 7 on one of these? recommended or no?
Every indication is "Works really well." I found several on the internet with Windows 7 RC and other versions installed, reports were Super
good. I'm also looking for one.... just have not found the right price yet,
1.5 GB Ram is suppose to be max. 500 soldered in, you can add 1 GB easy.
many options on HDDs. (plz verify but I'm sure the specs say 1.5 is max.)
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18 Aug 2009   #8

7600 x86
 
 

thanks all!

snuffy, the new acer have 2g standard, and 250gb drives. check best buy's website. they're just $350, quite reasonable.

been looking for one with vista home premium, but they all have basic. does buying vista basic upgrade to windows 7 starter, or to home premium? i don't want starter
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18 Aug 2009   #9

Windows XP Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post
my wife and i are considering getting one of the new acer netbooks with the Z520 Atom and 2gb ram. anybody have experience putting windows 7 on one of these? recommended or no?
Try before you buy. Insist the salesperson has a Acer netbook running Windows 7 Home Premium. Don't buy then try later.
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18 Aug 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
No question about it

I have Windows 7 running on:
Dell Latitude C600 single P-III @ 1Ghz, 512 ram pc133, mcpci broadcom 802.11 b/g wireless card, and a 60gb HDD. Anti virus running all the time and numerous other productivity software. I have seen NO negitive impact on my laptop other than I can't run AERO due to the graphics card...which I'm sure your netbook will not suffer from a lack of video card processing power(Needed 128mb per specs) although if I could get a MGGD driver for mine I could also run AERO even with only 32mb ati graphics but pigs will fly first so I just settle for Windows 7 basic interface which isn't to bad and I have read a few posts about turning on transparency in the basic theme which I did under XP and it worked fine....Posts state also works for Windows 7.

Slow/steady startup but once the system is fully up and functional it rips along at least as fast as XP did and I suspect a little faster.

Go for it....you can always go back if it doesn't trip your trigger as my mother used to say.
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