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Default Can I upgrade xp to win 7 on mini 1012? - 03-22-2015, 06:37 PM

I have a Dell mini 1012 that I only used for about a year and stopped using because the wifi was so slow it made it unusable. Out of curiosity, I turned it on the other day and the battery was dead (no surprise) but I found that there were bios updates and wifi updates available through Dell. After I did the updates I found that it ran much faster and the wifi ran almost as fast as my tablet. I really loved the mini, as I love to write, but don’t want to use it if running xp because of the security holes. My question, would I be able to upgrade to win 7 home or even the win 7 starter. If so, how would I do this? I don’t want to waste money buying win 7 if it is not going to work. BTW – I had upgraded to 2gbs ram in the past when I was trying to resolve the slow running issue. It didn’t make much difference at the time. Any info and help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Default 03-22-2015, 11:48 PM

I am sure it will work - I am running Win8.1 on my Mini 9. You would buy a copy of Windows 7, such as this one, and install from a DVD drive. The 1012 can use a 64-bit Windows, which my Mini 9 cannot.

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Default 04-07-2015, 03:04 AM

Windows 7 operates well on the Mini 1012, but make sure you upgrade the RAM to 2GB.

Dell Mini 1010 160GB hard drive
Dell Mini 1012 250GB hard drive 2GB RAM
Dell Mini 1018 1,000GB hard drive 2GB RAM
Dell XPS M1730 X9000 CPU NV M9800GTX 2GB video. 8 GB ram 256GB SSD & Seag hyb 750GB

Dell XPS M1730 X9000 CPU NV M9800 GTX 2GB video 4gb ram 256gb SSD & 200gb Hit hd
Dell XPS M1330 2.6ghz Seagate 750gb hd.
Dell XPS M1330 2.5ghz Western Dig 750GB hd.

Dell Studio XPS 1645 I7 840QM CPU 8GB Ram.
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