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Re: Windows 7 Drivers - 05-08-2009, 11:30 PM
XPS 420|XPS 420|M1330: Windows 7 x64, Windows 8-8102
M1330: Quad boot: Windows 7 x64, XP Pro x64, Ubuntu, Media Direct
Mini 9: Black, 2GB, 1.3MP Cam, BT, Runcore 32, Windows 7
Mini 10: Black, Z530, Intel 5100 WiFi, OCZ Vertex SSD, XP Pro & Windows 7 (sold)
Mini10v: 2GB, OCZ Vertex, Intel 5100, Windows 7
Join Date: May 2009
Re: Windows 7 Drivers - 05-09-2009, 11:19 AM
So I have seen a lot of people say Windows 7 runs beautifully on the Mini 9, but not the Mini 10. It seems like people suggest it is because of the memory available to the system.. or not current enough drivers. I went to the windows experience section and that said the biggest limiting factor is the processor.
Is there a chance they will release drivers to speed the use of the processor? How much faster was the Mini 9 actually running windows 7?
Join Date: Feb 2009
Re: Windows 7 Drivers - 05-09-2009, 03:44 PM
I installed Windows 7 RC1 build 7100 on my dell mini 9 yesterday, I did a full install of Windows 7 Ultimate with all the bells and whistles and it runs like a dream , couldnâ€™t be happier with the results I didnâ€™t need to install any drivers the Usbs, Bluetooth, Wireless, SD card reader and Ethernet worked right away. Aero looks fantastic and runs smoothly. While Idle with aero, full Sophos antivirus, desktop gadgets and Rocket dock running the CPU usage is around 10% and the Ram is around 35%
Dell Mini 9: Black, 0.3MP Cam, Bluetooth, Atom Processor 1.6GHz, 2Gb Ram, Runcore 16Gb, Windows 7-7100
Join Date: Apr 2009
05-12-2009, 03:47 PM
As zrtom had posted, Windows Update installed the updated GMA500 driver for Win7. Unfortunately, even with tweaking of of the aero settings, I'm not that pleased with Win7 performance on the Mini10. For the most part, it is OK. But, there are definitely issues which I believe are due to the video driver. (From what I understand, the GMA500 Win7 video drivers do not use the chip's HW acceleration.
Also, Win7 did not install the Compal power driver. I had to due a google search for the "unknown device" issue to find the fix, which is to manually install the Dell software, which fixed it.
Fow now, I've put the original hdd back in, with it's tweaked XP, and am quite happy with the Mini10's performance again. If Intel releases a new GMA500 driver , I'll give Win7 another shot.
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