Windows Vista gets a lot of flack for its heavy hardware requirements. But it turns out you can run Windows Vista Home Premium reasonably well on some underpowered hardware. The video above shows the operating system running on an Eee PC 900 with a 900MHz Celeron processor, 1GB of RAM, and 20GB of solid state memory.

The computer certainly takes longer to boot up and shutdown than it would if it were running Windows XP or Linux. But it runs most of the programs you’d want it to run, including Windows Media Player, Microsoft Office, and web browsers. It’s not exactly a speed demon, but Windows Vista is certainly a bit prettier than XP, includes a built in widget engine, and supports USB TV tuners and media center extenders.

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