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aidanmaz
23-05-2010, 01:14 PM
My high spec'd laptop recently gotr stolen, and I found an older asus eee 1000HA mini netbook lying around. It currently runs ubuntu 10.4, which is okay, but im more adjusted to windows. This is what I wanted to install on it but not sure if its possible.

Win Vista Business
MS Office 2007 Pro Plus / Expression Web
Trend micro Internet Security
AIM/WLM/Yahoo.

with 2GB RAM, 160GB HD and a 10" screen can i do this?

Speedy Gonzales
23-05-2010, 01:20 PM
Cant see why not. Just make sure you've got the drivers / or get them before you reformat. Just in case Vista doesnt install whatever

aidanmaz
23-05-2010, 01:22 PM
the asus site has xp and win7 drivers. can i use the win 7 drivers?

Speedy Gonzales
23-05-2010, 01:33 PM
Maybe able to use Win7 drivers. Altho you may or may not have to update the BIOS first. Since, it looks like the latest BIOS supports Win7

Renmoo
23-05-2010, 01:36 PM
Sorry to hear about the incident happened to your main laptop.

My main laptop has recently given up due to an overheating issue that affected the graphics adaptor. :(

The programs that you mentioned in the first post should be able to install fine on your ASUS Eee.

Cheers :)

aidanmaz
23-05-2010, 01:36 PM
thanks Speedy, will post back later if all successful. Cheers

DeSade
23-05-2010, 05:32 PM
I am not sure if its relevant to you but the EEE that use Win7 use Win7 Starter which is not the same as a win7 retail product, the drivers may work for win7/vista and they may not.

dagangsta
23-05-2010, 10:15 PM
Hey jamez! Is ur laptop a hp pavillion kuz they hav overheating probz. Can u confirm with me so i can get mine repaired if so. My 1 shuts down randomnly........

Agent_24
24-05-2010, 02:44 AM
With 2GB RAM it sounds like it should be able to run Windows 7 OK, unless the CPU is terrible.

sarel
24-05-2010, 08:38 AM
All the Win updates will slowly and surely strangle the living daylights out of the eeePc little HD - we recently installed the mini version of Ubuntu on a friend's eeePc and it's all going very nicely.

sarel

aidanmaz
24-05-2010, 12:42 PM
1.6GHz Atom processor, 160GB HDD. im pretty sure im all good, the win 7 drivers worked for vista, only issue is i cant activate. If i have installed win vista business, can i use the win 7 home premium upgrade?

Speedy Gonzales
24-05-2010, 12:53 PM
Info here (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-NZ/windows7/help/upgrading-from-windows-vista-to-windows-7). According to that you can only upgrade to Win 7 Pro or Ultimate from Vista Business

aidanmaz
24-05-2010, 01:08 PM
but i can do a custom wipe and install clean using the upgrade disc cant i? i remember reading that you can..... I just dont want to buy the family upgrade disc (as there are 2 other laptops in this house that can go to 7) and realise i cant get my laptop on it.

Speedy Gonzales
24-05-2010, 01:16 PM
Pass, only way to find out is to try it. I've never done a clean install from an upgrade cd / dvd

Agent_24
24-05-2010, 01:40 PM
I don't know for sure but I tried that once with Windows 2000 upgrade, it had the option to do a full install but you had to insert an original Windows 98 CD at some point to prove you had an old OS you were upgrading from.

The same may be the case for Windows 7, but I don't know. Microsoft should be able to tell you...

aidanmaz
24-05-2010, 04:42 PM
All sorted, got an OEM Win 7 Home Premium for $156 +GST whacked it on and now am using it. All good, and this thread can be closed. Thanks to all who helped

Alex B
24-05-2010, 05:56 PM
Hey jamez! Is ur laptop a hp pavillion kuz they hav overheating probz. Can u confirm with me so i can get mine repaired if so. My 1 shuts down randomnly........

Which particular ones have over heating issues?

Agent_24
24-05-2010, 06:32 PM
All of them, they're HP :p

Seriously though, they were ranked worst in laptop reliability, I wouldn't buy one even if they didn't overheat.

http://www.electronista.com/articles/09/11/17/reliability.study.has.apple.4th.place/

Alex B
24-05-2010, 07:09 PM
Yeah have seen the chart, the probooks/elitebook's are awesome, very reliable - its a shame they all get tared with the same brush, but I guess thats always going to happen with a consumer perspective.

Don't see too many over heating issues with the consumer ones either, there is the odd one (always AMD) that suffers, but mostly the over temp because they are full of lint.