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Windows 7: just installed Windows 7 Home Premium on my HP mini 110

01 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32, ubuntu 12.04 LTS
just installed Windows 7 Home Premium on my HP mini 110

just installed Windows 7 Home Premium on my HP mini 110 and i have office and everything on it it came with starter im just wondering what can i do to get the most out of my netbook its been upgraded to 2 Gb of ram i plan to use it for school so my question i guess is how can i increase the battery life as much as it possibly can... it used to go for days on starter from what im told... go eaisy on me i havent reailly posted on here before

Thanks in advanced!


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02 Jan 2012   #2

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
shouldn't make too much battery difference -- what DOES use a lot of battery is full screen display such as EXCEL / Powerpoint, and lots of HDD accesses.

On a Netbook the CPU won't use a lot of power even when running at 100%.

Incidentally the BEST way of improving performance on a netbook is to up the RAM to 4GB (4GB single modules are cheaply available now -- DDR3 type is probably what is in your netbook) and to use an SSD.

Using an SSD instead of the internal HDD will make a dramatic improvement in performance on a netbook. SSD's are becoming actually affordable now --even for impecunious students !!.

Upping the RAM also has a beneficial side effect -- since more data can be stored in RAM you will have less DISK access -- hence less power drain. RAM itself isn't a huge consumer of battery power.

Switch also to Power saving mode in Windows in the Power plan options (Control Panel) -- chose the option "On Batteries".

I upgraded my Acer Aspire 1 to 4 GB RAM and swapped the HDD for an SSD -- performance is perfectly acceptable - especially for on the Road -. You can also connect it to an external monitor when you are near a power supply if you prefer working with larger screens - but since most of the younger generation are perfectly happy staring into tiny mobile phone screens all day long a netbook should be just fine.

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02 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x32, ubuntu 12.04 LTS

so i saved myaelf some battery when i put the extra gig of ram in it? i do know it maxes out at 2 and even being young i have eye probloms this screen is reailly hard to use! but thank you!
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