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Windows 7: Upgrading an ASUS Netbook to Windows 7

08 Dec 2009   #1
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 
Upgrading an ASUS Netbook to Windows 7

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I recieved an interesting challenge from my Boss today. She gave me her daughter's netbook which is an ASUS (I think it is the first or close to first ever made) and is extremely limited in specs...check this out

Celeron M Processor (900MHZ...)
1GB RAM(667MHZ I think...)
8GB SSD(It might be an SSD but 8GB and it happens to be in an IDE-only configuration...)
Intel 915 Int-GPU (Intel GPU, enough said...)

That is the relevant specs...I am wondering if installing Windows 7 will be possible

Ultimate?...NO NO NO
Professional?...NO NO
Home Premium?...NO
Home Basic...Maybe...

I have also heard reports that you can't activate Home Basic in the US. Before someone says to slap XP on it and let it go...her daughter despises XP and loves Windows 7 which led my boss to get me to attempt to install 7 on it. I think the biggest limiting factor here is HD space but I think Home Basic could fit on it...

Tell me what you guys think


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08 Dec 2009   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

8Gb ssd, seriously? I think you need at least twice that to meet the minimum x86 installation space requirement.
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08 Dec 2009   #3
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
8Gb ssd, seriously? I think you need at least twice that to meet the minimum x86 installation space requirement.
I know that I can get Ultimate x64 down to 11GB on my laptop (minus System Restore, Hibernation and a pagefile at 512MB)
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08 Dec 2009   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, but even if you could get it down somehow to that size for the installation, what about after the installation, you'd have no space for anything else.
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08 Dec 2009   #5
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Yeah, but even if you could get it down somehow to that size for the installation, what about after the installation, you'd have no space for anything else.
That is true to...I could revive ZLite and build it for x86 stipping down everything

I can get it to 3GB that way but it can end up being unstable...
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08 Dec 2009   #6
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Put Windows 98 on it.
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08 Dec 2009   #7
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Put Windows 98 on it.
now that would be something...

...all jokes aside what options do I have? XP is possible but not possible (she hates it), Vista...lets skip this one, 7 Home Basic *might* be but I don't want to run into an issue with it not activating...
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08 Dec 2009   #8
gregrocker

 

Interesting, when I was testing Vlite on Win7 last winter while laid up, learned the only usefulness for editing it is not performance but size for rumoured tiny HD netbooks.

Voila! Found my vLite preset file:

http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-...208mb-ram.html

Here's eeeuser forum working on same thing about that time:

http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?id=59263
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08 Dec 2009   #9
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Interesting, when I was testing Vlite on Win7048 last winter while laid up, learned the only usefulness for editing it is not performance but size for rumoured tiny HD netbooks.

So I'm going to look for my old vLite logs from when I Vlited it down to nearly half the size, mostly leaving out the huge driver catalogue (insert your own), Media Center, and whatnot I forgettaboutit.
That is very true...HD space and in this case might be its saving grace...

If I can get it down to atleast 5.5GB...7 will be a go
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08 Dec 2009   #10
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Then have her use cloud storage for her junk if she wants some more storage space, i.e, skydrive, etc..
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