I have a Mini 10 with:
- Dell Inspiron 1010
- Atom Z520
- 1 GB RAM
- 120 GB HD
It came with Windows XP SP3 Home edition (ULCPC) but I wanted to get Windows 7 a try so I got Windows 7 Ultimate (I downloaded the ISO from internet but I have a valid and legal Ultimate license) and installed it. Then I installed drivers from Dell.
The look&feel of Win7 is nice but now my system is quite *unusable* due to slowness. :-((. It's horrible.
So I'm thinking about other choices:
1/ Come back to WinXP. At least it worked ok ;-)
2/ Try a "cooked" version for Win7 Ultimate. I saw there are several of these ("lite", etc) and they promise to be fast. The drawback is that I don't truss unknown "authors", I'd prefer an OS coming directly from Microsoft and/or Dell.
3/ Try a Win7 version from Dell and ideally for my laptop (I guess "Win7 starter edition" or some cooked and lighter version by Dell). The problem is that I couldn't find such a version, I guess it comes with newer laptops. Furthermore, I have no guarantee of it being fast enough.
4/ Use a guide for optimizing Ultimate (disable indexing, some services, etc). I don't think it will be sufficient to get a decent speed...
So I'd like to hear from other users with the very *same hardware* model as me (Mini 1010, Z520 processor, 120GB non-ssd
hd) and know about their experience with Win7. Is it fast? Which version are you using? Would it be possible to get a copy of Windows 7 image shipped with Mini 1010? I'd like to get it a try.
Thank you in advance for your patience and help.