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Windows 7: Best version of Windows 7 for Netbook?

16 Dec 2009   #11
gregrocker

 

It will default to Aero off if it can't run it, otherwise about all the Services that can be shut off (that aren't already on fast trigger manual) are Tablet PC and Offline Files, maybe Defender tho it is worth its weight.

You can regain some performance by editing the graphics effects as suggested, turning off Indexing and running a lightweight AV like Avast free home with only Defender and Firewall.

I tried vLiting Ult down to half the size and found it made no difference except size. It pretty much adapts to the hardware until you get below 1ghz which it will reject and 528mb which will hobble it some.


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16 Dec 2009   #12
drjim

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antt View Post
netbooks will run fine with home premium. I have no idea why the manufacturers are putting starter on the netbooks other than price. Home premium runs well and allows you to still have all the goodies, as well as changing the wallpaper! :O
Much appreciated.
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16 Dec 2009   #13
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drjim View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antt View Post
netbooks will run fine with home premium. I have no idea why the manufacturers are putting starter on the netbooks other than price. Home premium runs well and allows you to still have all the goodies, as well as changing the wallpaper! :O
Much appreciated.
That reminds me there is an 84 wallpaper collection from a dozen different national Ultimate editions, popular download earlier in the year.

Everyone who sees them say they are the most awesome pictures ever taken. Quite a slideshow, still gaga to this day .
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16 Dec 2009   #14
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Netbooks are rubbish. You can build a better laptop with a barebones chassis. It won't work well with too many apps open.
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16 Dec 2009   #15
drjim

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Netbooks are rubbish. You can build a better laptop with a barebones chassis. It won't work well with too many apps open.
I disagree. Netbooks serve a very specific purpose. In our case, our MSI is small enough to fit on our kitchen counter and enables my wife and I to check our email, access the Internet, and do basic MSOffice work.
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16 Dec 2009   #16
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The Sylvania G Netbook that I use isn't exactly top-of-the-range, and runs Windows 7 Home Basic without problems, with the exception that the 10/100 wired LAN doesn't work. Small issue really, as I can use the built-in wireless to get what I need from the network. But because I use Jade for work purposes, I need to be able to access wired networks when visiting customers, so I run Windows XP on there instead.

I suppose for most, Windows Home Basic on a netbook will do fine. If your chosen netbook includes supporting graphics hardware for Aero, then Windows 7 Home Premium should be a good choice. Anything more than that is nothing more than a waste of money.
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16 Dec 2009   #17
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drjim View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Netbooks are rubbish. You can build a better laptop with a barebones chassis. It won't work well with too many apps open.
I disagree. Netbooks serve a very specific purpose. In our case, our MSI is small enough to fit on our kitchen counter and enables my wife and I to check our email, access the Internet, and do basic MSOffice work.
Yes, but why would you pay for that? You can't really do anything else.
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16 Dec 2009   #18
drjim

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
The Sylvania G Netbook that I use isn't exactly top-of-the-range, and runs Windows 7 Home Basic without problems, with the exception that the 10/100 wired LAN doesn't work. Small issue really, as I can use the built-in wireless to get what I need from the network. But because I use Jade for work purposes, I need to be able to access wired networks when visiting customers, so I run Windows XP on there instead.

I suppose for most, Windows Home Basic on a netbook will do fine. If your chosen netbook includes supporting graphics hardware for Aero, then Windows 7 Home Premium should be a good choice. Anything more than that is nothing more than a waste of money.
How can I tell if my MSI Wind U100 "includes supporting graphics hardware for Aero?"
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16 Dec 2009   #19
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drjim View Post

How can I tell if my MSI Wind U100 "includes supporting graphics hardware for Aero?"
Run the Windows 7 Upgrade advisor from MS.
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16 Dec 2009   #20
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

If it has a standard Intel 945 chipset or thereabouts it will work. Download HWInfo32 and look in my sig for details on using it.
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