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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
05-25-2009, 02:46 PM
Cool beans! To trim Vista you need vLite. And yes, it requires a re-install. But you have done the hard part and have some drivers. There are dozens of posts on what to trim. There are probably several here. vLite is very intuitive. You can create an ISO and burn it to your DVD or boot off a USB stick. It may be easier for you to burn one.
For the resolution, look in Device Manager. You are probably missing a driver. Try Windows Update and see if it finds it for you. Also, what BIOS version are you running? The older BIOS has display issues. DO NOT use Dell's web site to update your BIOS as it has bricked some Mini's. You want somms DOS utility on a USB stick. You may not have to update your BIOS. It just depends on which one you have.
Edit: Do a custom install of Office and don't load what you don't use (e.g. PowerPoint).
Step-by step guide for vLite. Scroll to the bottom for driver links. Not sure how recent they are.
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