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Re: MINI 10 FROM XP TO VISTA HELP - 05-02-2009, 12:21 AM
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Re: MINI 10 FROM XP TO VISTA HELP - 05-06-2009, 05:12 PM
It will only slow it down if u install a vanilla version and do no tweaking but with a little research online I managed to install Vista Home Edition and I am really pleased with it, in fact I will go as far as saying that it performs just as good (if not sometime better) than XP - especially in power management. I was planning on returning the netbook till I got Vista on it and now it's staying!
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Re: MINI 10 FROM XP TO VISTA HELP - 05-09-2009, 08:02 PM
1 - graphics card & synaptics touchpad (used the Dell Mini 12 Vista version from dell website). Synaptics touchpad only required if you want the additional feautures.
2 - Wireless - (used either the XP or vista version don't recall which from dell website).
3 - Fn keys app - (used the XP version from dell mini 10 from website)
I disabled indexing, automatic restore and aero (aero worked but made the mini grind). kept the vista basic theme and disabled all the services I did not require. On idle the CPU runs on average 10-15 percent and RAM between 550-650MB - I also have Avast AV, office 2007, slingplayer, Firefox and Chrome installed. Sleep and hypernation both work (wake up around 5 seconds and 45 secs or thereabouts respectively). I find it better to use than XP definitely.
Hope that helps.
YouTube vid of my dell mini 10 with Vista
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