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Join Date: May 2009
Re: HOWTO: Mini 9 Windows 7 RC USB Install - 05-08-2009, 12:19 PM
I followed Rick's instructions to the letter and it works.
If you don't want to use vlite to cut down the installation, there is another method which seems to have been successful and is discussed here (basically mount the iso and copy over to your USB drive)
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Re: HOWTO: Mini 9 Windows 7 RC USB Install - 05-09-2009, 06:30 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
8GB mini 9 Win7 RC1 - 06-23-2009, 05:34 AM
I'm typing this on a white mini 9 8GB SSD, 1GB ram, with the Win7 RC1 installed, I have not been able to get a vlited version to boot up at all it gets stuck at completing installation, i installed the full RC1 disc and was left with 512MB of SSD space, this obviously wasnt satisfactory, so i re-installed the whole RC1 again and this time after the first reboot i booted from 7 disc(USB) and compressed it then completed the install and was left with something like 1.85GB SSD space, i have went in and turned off media center, games, and tablet pc, that didnt really free up too much space though, i have changed a few other things like virtual memory is set to 256MB, trash is 0 delete immediately, anti virus vault is 0 delete immediatelt, i have already installed adobe flash player 10 active x, and flash player plugin, avg anti virus,magic disc, winrar,all the drivers, and apps to get everything(touchpad, SD, etc,) working, and donwloaded and istalled the updates from windows update, and at this point i have 2.11GB available of the orig. 7.15 to start with. Snipping tool works even when i turn off tablet pc function, and media center work fine if i go to program features and turn it on. my only issue is start-up takes well over a minute, not a huge deal but i wish it was faster aside from that, 7 performs quickly and smoothly, on my min, rating got a total score of 2.0, everything was 3.0 or better except desktop performance for windows aero(2.0), and processor(2.2) anyone able to get better scores i would be interested to know how? sorry this kind of took off on me. Long story short I love my mini 9, I cant wait to get a 32GB SSD, so that I can dual boot Win7/Snow Leopard.
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