We’ve already seen that you can load a pre-beta build of Windows 7 on an MSI Wind, Eee PC 1000H, or HP 2133 Mini-Note and expect decent, if not stellar performance. But just in case you need further convincing that Windows 7 will run on netbooks, here are two more examples.
Sascha at Eee PC News installed the operating system on a Samsung NC10 and fluing at NetbookTech is running it on a Lenovo IdeaPad S10. They’ve both posted a ton of photos. Of course, to the casual observer, Windows 7 looks a lot like Windows Vista. But it’s got a few new features, reportedly uses a bit less RAM, and is fairly responsive even on netbooks which don’t have particularly fast processors.
Another bonus is that pretty much everyone who has tried installing Windows 7 on a netbook has reported that a few drivers were missing at first boot, but that they were able to find drivers online or use Windows XP drivers to get almost all of the hardware up and running.
One more vote – I have installed Win7 on my eee 901, which has been upgraded to 2GB RAM and a 30GB HDD replacing the SSD’s. Runs quite nicely but has an annoying habit on start-up of blanking out the screen. Can only be woken up by pressing the power button a couple of times. It complains about missing graphics and audio drivers but the ones installed by default actually work well. I’ll be leaving Win7 on this eee for a while to see how it develops.
I am actually running Windows 7 on my Aspire One.
I am doing a dual boot with the Windows XP that came on it.
I had to install ethernet and wifi drivers, but the XP drivers from Acer’s site worked fine.
My third-party bluetooth dongle worked out of the box.
I had to install touchpad drivers to get the scrolling to work.
Im actually posting this from my Seven install. It actually runs quite well, and Aero was enabled by default.
Ah yes, the onslaught of Windows Vista 7: Second Edition is under way.
You may recognize it from its other name: Lipstick on A Pig.
Thomas, I think you have done very little research on Windows 7. In case you haven’t seen the most recent tests, Windows 7 beats XP in everything but DVD burning. In fact, I’m talking to you from it right now, and I like it (I normally run Linux, if that tells you anything).
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