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    Windows 7 on Netbooks

    Is anybody running Windows 7 on a netbook? What is the performance like? Any issues at all? Should we recommend them to the students? Soooooo many questions!

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    Got win7 installed on my Acer One pro and its been fine, only issue i had was the screen res but overcome that with a regedit

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    Definately recommend Windows 7 Starter for netbooks. Handles the Atom chips much more efficently than XP would.

    Only problem is Starter can't be connected to a domain, but Pro should work fine on netbooks with enough RAM.

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    I have HP2140. which i run windows 7 Pro on, runs very well.

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    I've had Windows 7 running on my Samsung NC10 nice and smooth. No problems at all.

    Specs: 1.6Ghz Atom, 1gb RAM, 160gb HDD. Integrated Graphics.

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    Samsung NC20

    I've got it on a Samsung NC20 and it installed very easily, found all the drivers automatically, and works a treat. Not quite got enough processor power to become my main machine, but when I'm travelling up to London, the long battery life makes up for it, and so my bag weighs half as much on those days. No longer need big laptop and power adapters etc

    Declaration of interest: I do work for Microsoft, so I recognise I may be biased
    Other netbook examples from last year are here:
    Microsoft UK Schools : What does Windows 7 run on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatmas View Post
    I've had Windows 7 running on my Samsung NC10 nice and smooth. No problems at all.

    Specs: 1.6Ghz Atom, 1gb RAM, 160gb HDD. Integrated Graphics.


    Same here running Home Premium on an NC10 with all the jazz turned on and it runs nicly. I ran the RC as well and had a couple of issues with the drivers but there's official Win7 drivers now and all is good

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    Got it running on a Dell Mini 10 and it's perfect. Fast, responsive and no real issues.

    Very impressed.

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    Microsoft were essentially forced to optimise Windows 7 as Windows Vista would run appallingly on a Netbook. This is why many of them until recently came installed with XP. I haven't as yet seen a Netbook with Windows 7, but from reading these contributions it appears positive.

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    Samsung N150

    Just bought the Samsung N150 form PCWorld for 279
    I bought it for the new Pineview based CPU N450 which gives a claimed 9h battery life on 6cell battery which is what you get for 279

    Comes with Win 7 Starter which now no longer has the 3 app limit boots up very fast and runs snappy although for some strange reason it has the green bootup progres bar from vista instead of the swurly windows flag of 7.

    sleep works well too i can happily say. Al devices come out of sleep reliably. Hibernate is slow but reliable.

    running all the factory installed bloatware, firefox and windows security essentials as the AV(uninstalled the bundled mcafee) it uses 800Mb of the 1Gb RAM so not alot left to play with. Gonna install 2Gb of RAM but will test to see how the additional circuitry affects battery life.

    As another poster said the 1024x600 resolution can be changed to 1024x768 but everything looks a bit squashed

    Strangely you have to run samsung software to dis(en)able charge from USB when turned off. Why isnt this an option in the BIOS or a physical switch on the device.

    As other reviews have stated it has a silly tiny slide power control

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    I have this on my NC10, Windows 7 Ultimate and its very good. Get around 6 hours battery if I can carefull. You don't get the Windows 7 boot, you get the green bar I think becourse of the resilution, something like that. All netbooks I have seen use the green bar. I only wish that the CPU was a bit more powerfull and that Flash would use the GPU more, as youtube HD won't play very well at all.

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    Got Lenovo S12 with ION chip, runs Windows 7 Enterprise flawlessly. Excellent bit of kit!

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    We have it installed on around 40 netbooks - much quicker than Vista would ever be. Comparable with XP I would think.

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    Ive been testing Windows 7 on the Fizzbook Spin. The flip screen didnt work originally but now I have the drivers from Zoostorm it works really well. Looking to deploy it to the rest of our fizzbooks later on this year

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    Hello,

    Yes I am running a Pioneer Dreambook, not even an atom chipset. It is a VIA C7-M and works like a treat, didnt need to find any drivers.

    MS score of 1.0 cause lack of GFX

    I would recommend it.

    Format all computer and place windows 7 on them....

    C3sium

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