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Chris RX7 Chris RX7 is offline
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Default 08-29-2010, 03:50 PM

I'm very surprised to see the lack of people using slimmed down versions of windows. XP, Vista, and 7 can all be trimmed down nicely using programs such a vLite to remove features that would be completely unnecessary on a net book (IE: Windows media center). My win 7 installation was under 3 gigs when I first started and is faster than XP.


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Default 09-03-2010, 03:12 PM

I have noticed through a significant amount of threads issues where an individual buys a DELL Mini and there are no recovery disks...the answer is "there is a recovery partition".
Wrong answer! In this day and age the need for ever increasing disk capacity is there. Whenever you buy a laptop/system the base drive ultimately will never be enough. So , what do you do when you replace the existing hard drive for increased capacity or repair?
I have a 13" XPS, 15" Inspirion, and just bought 2 DELL Mini 1012s..all no recovery disks. In each case I called DELL support and demanded the physical disks for my units. I paid for them! And, in every case DELL was gracious enough to send me OS and Utility/App disks right away. DELL service rocks!!
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Default 09-03-2010, 07:09 PM

I primarily like XP pro on the minis as it seems to run a bit smoother. I've decided to run Win7 Pro on this new 1012 to see how it works out on the new platform. So far, so good... but I havent compared this platform with XP pro yet.


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Default 11-18-2010, 02:35 PM

Dual Boot XP/Win 7


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Default 11-18-2010, 07:00 PM

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I primarily like XP pro on the minis as it seems to run a bit smoother. I've decided to run Win7 Pro on this new 1012 to see how it works out on the new platform. So far, so good... but I havent compared this platform with XP pro yet.

I've decided to not even install xp pro. 7 pro works very well.


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Default 11-21-2010, 09:12 PM

win7 Ultimate 64 bit. It's OK


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