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Well, I took the plunge...

By TonytheTiger ·
I put a 2 gig dimm in my EEE PC. It was the white one with no ram door so I had to take the whole thing apart.

I also removed the linux and installed Windows 2000. That was no easy task either. I didn't have a USB CD-rom and none of the USB sticks I tried could be made to boot. I DID have a USB floppy though, so I booted up a win98 diskette, fdisked the SSD (4 gig solid state hard drive). Then I copied the i386 directory to a SD (secure digital), ran winnt.exe, and when it got to the point of rebooting, it came up with an error 17. Reboot from floppy and fdisk /mbr fixed that.

Performance is pretty good so far. Boots in less than 20 seconds, but that'll probably increase as I add anti-virus, etc. I installed Open office, Firefox, Microsoft Reader (the main reason for switching... I have a large collection of ebooks), and Asus drivers and utilities and still have over 1 gig left on the SSD (data will be stored elsewhere).

I'll be tweaking and messing with it for awhile, but I am pleased with myself right now :)

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I have a Dell Mini9

by robo_dev In reply to Well, I took the plunge.. ...

Which is very similar. Mine came with XP, and that works well.

I also use CrunchBang (#!) Linux on a bootable USB drive (this is a ubuntu distro made for laptops).

For AV I use Sunbelt Vipre. Vipre uses very little processing power, which is critical on a netbook with limited processing power.

A very helpful site is the 'black viper' tweak site that tells you what services you can safely stop/disable. By limiting the services that run, you can make things soooo much faster.

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Thanks for the tips.

by TonytheTiger In reply to I have a Dell Mini9

I bought this for Christmas '07 and used the linux until I gave my real computer ( :) ) away, and I need the stuff I need, and most of it didn't have a linux version (I have over $500 invested in Ebooks).

It's a 900 mhz Mobile Celeron down-clocked to 633. I can bump it up to 900 with software, but then it heats up and the fan runs more and kills the battery life. I'm not a gamer or a graphic designer, so 633 will do me fine.

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nice work

by Oz_Media In reply to Well, I took the plunge.. ...

And a great OS choice, Win2K Pro has got to be my all time favorite MS release. Stable, reliable, fast and useful, no stupid blocks or workarounds, just processing and computing.

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If it weren't for the lack of apps and drivers

by TonytheTiger In reply to nice work

I'd have tried OS/2 :)

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by Oz_Media In reply to If it weren't for the lac ...

Win2K rocks, its a crying shame that it just didn't get better and better, Win2KPro SP10 would have been fine by me. Just keep tweaking it as new tech comes into play.

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