Sunday, March 22, 2009

Opportunity: Installing Windows 7 on a Netbook.

I’ve seen it on Nico before, a Netbook running Windows 7 and Touhou at the same time. It wasn’t until 2 weeks ago when my sister brought over a new Netbook from a friend for me to check it because “it was slow”.

It was new, and the only thing that he installed by himself was Office. It took about 15 minutes to boot up and I am not making this up. After I saw the wonderful combination that was XP and McAfee, I was like…

And then I had a flashback to that video. So I just went ahead and extracted an iso into my external hard drive and started installing it. The first part of the installation, that took place in XP took about an hour. After restarting, even the mouse was smooth and it went by a lot faster (say… about 20 minutes)

Flawless, it ran! Sure, the wifi driver is a little suckish, but it ran perfectly and about 10x times faster than the XP installation it had. The owner was also happy.

So… Acer Inspire One + Windows 7 = Good

Side note: I’m watching from a distance a similar netbook with XP on it, and it looks quite saddening.

1 comment:

r1c4rd0 said...

Why did it have XP?
don't they all come preinstalled with vis... ummm, I mean some version of linux?