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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Conover, NC
08-22-2009, 09:26 PM
This is my fist post and I'm new to the world of netbook (Dell Mini) but I read a lot as well as I'm a computer enthusiast.
You may want to look into reducing/changing the windows DPI Settings to make the icons smaller.
Visti this link and this should help you.
Change DPI Settings in Windows XP
Good luck and enjoy the Mini (I still awaiting on mine )
Join Date: Jul 2009
08-22-2009, 11:50 PM
(Optional) It's a little time consuming but if you don't mind DL-ing a ready made NLITED version of XP Pro, I can point you to a good link. Just PM me and I'll send you the link. All you have to do is get the dell mini10 drivers using the service tag code(underside of your dell) from dell support page. It works great and it cuts down the original XP footprint. A nice boost in performance.
(A Must4Gamers) Pick up a $15 Logitec gamepad. The minis work great for old school gaming emulation (atari,nes,sega,snes,genesis,n64,psx,mame,and others) I store and run my games off of an 8GB SDHC card. The minis are great portable Classic Gaming Machines XD
(Very nice) I use WinAmp Media Player's ShoutCast feature to stream internet radio.(Literally 2000+ stations to choose from) I use Orb to stream all my media from my home computer to my mini anywhere there is an internet connection.(at home, starbucks, friends house, the library, etc.)
There are various ways to enjoy your mini. Have fun.
Join Date: May 2009
08-23-2009, 11:55 AM
about the resolution, if u right click on the desktop and click graphics options it will open the intel graphics menu and somewhere in there should be resolution
Alienware M15x|Black|BT|GT 240m|Intel i5|Windows 7 64-bit|
Join Date: Jun 2009
08-24-2009, 02:53 PM
nLite could do the job for you pretty well, but be sure to follow a decent guide on using it. There are also some consequences in using it that certain patches don't apply well since it basically guts a good chunk of things out of the system. By and large though, it should be okay. More RAM would definitely make it faster like IDKwutName said. I would have also said for you to try out the Windows 7 RC for free, but sadly the time has passed. Windows 7 has already been released to numerous groups (MSDN, TechNet Plus, Microsoft Partners, etc), but the street date on it is October 22nd. If you want to get the final version ahead of that time to use that instead, you can always sign up for TechNet Plus. It gives you more than just OS downloads and legal keys, there are a lot of applications and such too. I personally consider it pretty good bang for the buck. You can sign up for it over at TechNet Plus Subscriptions: TechNet subscribers get TechNet Plus downloads and product keys, support, and more | Subscribe to TechNet Plus Subscriptions | Get Windows 7 Beta Now
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