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Join Date: Apr 2009
05-18-2010, 01:43 AM
Install Windows normally. So, put the Windows disc in the drive, reboot and select the USB optical drive as the boot device (hit 0 at the Dell splash screen for the boot device menu). And just format the entire drive during the Windows install. That'll get rid of Ubuntu completely.
4GB is pretty tight for Windows, even XP. You might want to look into nLite, a tool for creating lightweight Windows XP installs.
Mini 1012 | SSD | Intel 6200 Wifi | Ubuntu 11.10 64bit
Join Date: Apr 2010
05-18-2010, 02:29 PM
I agree - save some grief and get a bigger SSD. I have an original STEC 8GB one (works fine, but I have since moved up to 16GB and now to 64GB) that I am now getting rid of and happy to pass on at a very knock down price! PM me if you want it cheap. Don't know where you are though, I am UK based.
Join Date: Apr 2009
05-31-2010, 09:55 AM
I got my dad a Vostro A90 and my mom an alpine white Dell Mini 9, and both run Windows XP SP3 fine on 8 GB SSD's. But 8 GB really seems to be the minimum size to run XP comfortably. My mom's came with XP pre-installed, and I gotta say it is a bit sluggish. Dell puts a lot of bloat-ware on it. My dad's, on which I installed the OS myself, is much snappier.
As an Ubuntu user myself, there have been many times I had questions about the OS. By far the best site to get help from has been this website. They even have a specific section for Dell Ubuntu users.
#2: Alpine White Mini 9 | 2 GB Kingston HyperX CL3 | 32 GB Runcore IV | 32 GB Transcend | 0.3 MP Webcam | BT | Sound & Mic Fix | OS X 10.6.7 | NBI 351 | A07
Server: Obsidian Black Vostro A90 | 2 GB Kingston HyperX CL3 | 64 GB Runcore | 1.5 TB WD Elements | 0.3 MP Webcam | BT | Sound & Mic Fix | OS X 10.6.7 | NBI 351 | A06
Join Date: Jun 2009
06-01-2010, 03:00 AM
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