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Windows 7: Installing W7 RC1 onto a netbook...


06 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Installing W7 RC1 onto a netbook...

Hi all, i'm in the process of downloading RC1 as we speak.

I'm going to install it on my main build, obviously but I was thinking of installing ot on my partner's samsung netbook.

I don't really want to buy a usb Optical drive, so I'd like to ask how would I go about doing this, and also has anybody installed 7 on an atom 270 device already and would they recoment it?

Also how easy is the wifi capability within 7 to use to detect hotspots etc?

In the xp home edition she has installed it still has clunky workarounds for bringing up the control panel et al.

thanks in advance.


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06 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ha, just wait. You're going to love Windows 7.

USB boots can be a very tricky affair. Can't speak to the Atom question though.
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06 May 2009   #3

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

There are guides over on the EeePC user forums on installing from USB stick.
Ive not gone in to Windows 7 as i dont have the space on my EeePC901 but there are people using Windows 7 on these Atom based netbooks and the reports look very promising.
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Dave.
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06 May 2009   #4

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Windows 7 runs great on the atom 280. As flipflip metnioned there are various people running seven and happy with it on the 270.
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