The folks at TweakTown didn’t waste much time replacing the Chinese version of Windows XP on their shiny new Eee PC 1000H. Shortly after unboxing the computer, TweakTown installed Windows Vista Ultimate, and the process seems surprisingly easy.
Overall, it takes about 30 minutes to install Windows Vista, and after a fresh install, you get a Windows Vista performance score of 1.0. But that’s almost entirely due to the integrated graphics. The hard drive, memory, and CPU scores are significantly higher. You can use most of the Windows XP drivers included on the Asus support disc to update your system drivers, and grab some Intel 945GME + ICH7-MU chipset drivers from intel and your performance score should go up. TweakTown reports that after applying these updates, the system performance score jumped up to 2.7 and everything worked properly, including the 802.11n networking.
While I would expect Windows Vista to run pretty slowly (it’s not exactly a speed demon on my larger laptop with a Pentium Dual Core CPU), TweakTown says the system performs reasonably well. Hopefully they’ll post some additional videos soon showing boot times, program startup times, and perhaps a few benchmarks.
[via I4U News]