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    Netbook Questions

    Hi,

    We are thinking of getting 4 x netbooks for our new library.

    If I buy one with Windows 7 start, can I just put Windows 7 pro on it?
    Can you buy laptop trolleys just for 4/5 netbooks ?

    Thanks

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    You can buy Windows 7 Pro licenses, wipe the netbooks and install as new (recommended).

    For five netbooks, a trolley is going to be expensive and wouldn't be worth it. I think the smallest is around 12-15 units.

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    If you have a schools agreement you can just install win 7 pro, if you dont you will have to purchase them seperately

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    In order to run Windows 7 Pro on them you will need at least 2GB RAM - check that and ensure you have the option to add RAM to them if they haven't already got the 2GB.

    You would be amazed how may people don't check this.

    Hope it helps.

    Chris

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    May be worth sticking extra RAM in to bring them up to 2Gb each as well, if they're not already - makes a difference on Win7

    EDIT: curses, ninja'd
    Last edited by sonofsanta; 1st June 2012 at 01:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    In order to run Windows 7 Pro on them you will need at least 2GB RAM - check that and ensure you have the option to add RAM to them if they haven't already got the 2GB.

    You would be amazed how may people don't check this.

    Hope it helps.

    Chris
    We run 7 Pro on various workstations and laptops with only 1GB of RAM

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    It is possible yes but not ideal - hence why they only put starter on them to begin with.

    If I were you I would add RAM you would be amazed at the difference.


    Chris

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    We have done this with our HP100 notebooks along with adding a 64GB SDD and they are just brilliant for what we need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_ View Post
    We run 7 Pro on various workstations and laptops with only 1GB of RAM
    Bear in mind that Win7 has clever shenanigans where it uses spare RAM as a cache to speed the loading of various things. RAM never goes unwasted.

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