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Default Wifes mini 10 is very slow.... what to do? - 03-12-2010, 12:01 AM

i got it from dell outlet about 5 months ago and its never really been that fast. but its just down right slow now. It has XP home. I was thinking of formatting and installing XP Pro. but the problem im having is how to do that. i dont have an external cd/dvd drive. how would i go about installing over a network and still formatting the entire drive.

I have considered buying windows 7 for it. thoughts on that?
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Cool 03-12-2010, 12:24 AM

if you have access to another PC, use this utility

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to load Windows onto a USB Flash drive, I suggest getting an 8gb and then go into the BIOS on the Mini and change your boot from Hard Drive to "Legacy USB" and install which ever version of Windows you want, I like Win 7 and it runs very nice on the Minis. I happen to have both Win XP Pro and Win 7 Ultimate on mine....but you really dont need ultimate. Win 7 Pro would be fine..

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Default 03-13-2010, 08:02 AM

Try paring down some of the services and utilities that run in the background, or that run in startup. Hijack this is a great tool for what is running on your computer, Process Explorer and Autoruns are two more tools. I don't think the 1010 will ever be a speed burner, but the little tweaks add up.
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