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Default Any 10v Windows 7 optimization tips - 03-10-2010, 10:53 AM

Hello. I couldn't resist the "2 Dell Mini 10vs for $398" deal that's floating around.

2x (Two) Dell Mini 10v Netbooks: Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz, 1GB DDR2, 160GB HDD, WiFi G, Webcam, 10.1" (1024x600) Screen, Win XP Home, 3-Cell Battery $411 - Slickdeals.net

This will be my first netbook. I plan on installing Windows 7 right away. Does anyone have any tips on Windows 7 optimizations for the Mini 10v? (Aside from the memory upgrade - I'd like to try everything with the 1 gig for now)

Thank you!
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Default 03-10-2010, 01:02 PM

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Hello. I couldn't resist the "2 Dell Mini 10vs for $398" deal that's floating around.

2x (Two) Dell Mini 10v Netbooks: Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz, 1GB DDR2, 160GB HDD, WiFi G, Webcam, 10.1" (1024x600) Screen, Win XP Home, 3-Cell Battery $411 - Slickdeals.net

This will be my first netbook. I plan on installing Windows 7 right away. Does anyone have any tips on Windows 7 optimizations for the Mini 10v? (Aside from the memory upgrade - I'd like to try everything with the 1 gig for now)

Thank you!
Here's one I appreciated (for starters) - worth a read about win7 on netbooks:

Seven steps to netbook marital bliss with Windows 7

Also here on the forum - a number of guides available:

Windows 7 Guides

all of them are good reads - hth

(oh yeah - my pleasure to be the first to say welcome - you've found a good place)

EDIT: Nice job on snagging the deal - it's already gone!
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Default 03-17-2010, 01:30 AM

xp pro is faster and battery life is also longer than windows 7. Can Anything Replace Windows XP As the Best Netbook Operating System? - SlashGear
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Default 03-17-2010, 03:31 PM

Windows 7 battery life is definitely better than XP.


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Question 03-21-2010, 12:33 PM

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Windows 7 battery life is definitely better than XP.
What I have read through the web suggest the opposite. Stick with XP? Windows 7 Battery Life Worse on Netbooks

Did MS release a fix or something???
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Default 03-21-2010, 01:13 PM

And I have seen the opposite of that, as well as presentations from MS on power-saving features in the OS (particularly, grouping timed tasks so that the processor can spend more time at idle.

I will agree that if you always have the Aero theme active that battery life can suffer, but if you set the power profile to "Power Saver", it will switch to "Basic" when on battery and battery life goes up quite a bit. I saw battery life go from 3:10 to 4:20 moving from XP to 7.


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Default 03-21-2010, 03:27 PM

I'll second that. I don't use Aero on my 10v, and use the basic theme (which looks like Windows Server 2008), and my battery life is much better than under XP.


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Default 03-21-2010, 04:29 PM

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I'll second that. I don't use Aero on my 10v, and use the basic theme (which looks like Windows Server 2008), and my battery life is much better than under XP.
I agree. My advice would be to disable aero / run the basic theme. My 10v runs aero okay with 2GB of RAM, but with it disabled, the computer is noticeably quicker.


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