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58 views

Asus Netbook restarts while loading windows files for installation

I recently bought an Asus X200MA-KX141H X Series Netbook with DOS pre-installed. I made a bootable USB stick with windows 7 in it and after booting into the windows installation screen, loading ...
0
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1answer
46 views

Netbook can nolonger connect to TV using HDMI

My Windows 7 Home Acer Netbook used to be able to connect to my Teac tv via HDMI when I first got it, however it has just stopped connecting after several months for some reason. For a while, I had ...
1
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3answers
71 views

Forgotten Password Windows 7 With A Twist - No way to boot from anything

I'm a software developer and not an IT pro, so please jump in and correct me if I'm wrong. I offered to fix a friend's netbook, she locked herself out of windows 7 with forgotten password. I ...
0
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1answer
102 views

Acer D-257 Netbook Need network drivers only using Flash Drive (Windows 7)

Is there a link where I can just download the network drivers, for me to then put it on a flash drive? I believe its an Acer D-257 Netbook 500GB, running on Windows 7 Home Premium. Everything works, ...
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1answer
106 views

Windows asks for activation after putting in hard drive from another laptop

I have an Acer netbook with a bad hard drive – or one that needs to recovered. So I took the hard drive from a broken laptop and put it into the Acer. It says it has three days to activate or it will ...
0
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0answers
74 views

Did a recent Windows Update significantly reduce usable RAM on low-end devices?

I've been running Windows 7 Starter on a HP netbook with the maximum amount of RAM Microsoft allowed netbook manufacturers to have and still be eligible to ship with OEM Windows (2 gigabytes). This ...
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0answers
186 views

Can I force my bootloader to load windows 7 instead of Asus Express Gate Cloud

I have an ASUS netbook that I dropped recently and now the power button isnt working. The only way I can boot up is by booting into Asus Express Gate Cloud (which is a different button) then pressing ...
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1answer
63 views

Windows 7 shows blue screens and virus popups [duplicate]

My netbook that I'm using now doesn't have a desktop anymore and I can't use the browser now because of the anti-virus pop up that advertises me to purchase something "premium". Then I clicked "buy" ...
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1answer
2k views

How do I know the manufacturer of my netbook's wireless adapter if it is not showed on its properties? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Finding Ethernet/Network Controller vendor/model when driver not installed NOTE: This question has already been answered and the problem has been fixed. I don't know how ...
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5answers
8k views

“This CPU is not compatible with 64-bit mode.” - Installing Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on a netbook with a 64-bit Intel Atom CPU

I tried installing Windows 7 Ultimate SP 1, 64-bit on a netbook (Lenovo IdeaPad S110), which has the Intel Atom N2800 (1.86 GHz) as its processor, but I get the following error message when the ...
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3answers
1k views

Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate for a netbook? [closed]

I would like to give my netbook a nice boost in performance. Thus, I'm considering upgrading my Windows 7 Starter Edition (which came along with my Samsung NP-N220 netbook and is really slow) to ...
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1answer
1k views

Acer Aspire One is making noises inside the case

My Acer Aspire One has been making some funny noises for about an hour from the center of the case. Some sound clips: Long w/ beeps Short w/o beeps These were recorded with the built-in microphone. ...
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2answers
798 views

Netbook Windows 7 recovery after hard drive format

I have formatted hard drive on my netbook and deleted recovery partition. Is it possible to recovery preinstalled Windows 7 after this? (I have some problems with disc and this is the only way I found ...
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3answers
5k views

Windows 7 netbook goes to sleep despite settings - Why & How?

For the life of me, I can't understand why my Acer Aspire One netbook goes to sleep despite all settings telling it not to sleep: The netbook is explicitly told not to "put the computer to sleep" ...
2
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2answers
243 views

Alternative to Optical Drive in Notebooks

I am thinking to buy a notebook from my friend. Notebook usually don't have Optical drives installed in them. The notebook that I am planning to buy has free DOS (no OS is installed initially) and ...
2
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4answers
476 views

Installing Linux temporarily on a netbook

I have a netbook (HP Mini 110) that came preinstalled with Windows 7 Starter. I would like to install Linux on it for some time and later revert back to my Windows version. Is that possible? And ...
2
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3answers
306 views

Can Windows 7 be installed on a Toshiba Netbook that says “Designed for Windows XP”?

My friend bought a Toshiba netbook more than an year ago. The netbook came with an XP install on single partition. It also has a tag/sticker saying "Designed for Windows XP". The machine has a 1 GB ...
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1answer
751 views

Not detecting WLAN adapter after re-installing Windows 7

I have an Asus EEE 1201N netbook that I just formatted. I am getting all the drivers from here. So far all have worked fine except the WLAN drivers. I get a weird error Sorry ! We do not ...
1
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1answer
493 views

Netbook randomly shutting down or restarting [closed]

Machine: Asus EEE 1201N netbook / Windows 7 32bit At first I thought it was my video drivers/codecs because it would only happen while playing a video (streaming, off hdd, whichever. and at random ...
0
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1answer
822 views

Windows 7 starter edition on netbook boot failure

Since yesterday my netbook won't boot anymore... The last time it "worked" I got a bluescreen, I think it was about "http.sys". Since that, I get a error claiming windows could not be loaded. The ...
1
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1answer
169 views

HP Netbook restarting services even when disabled

I'm helping a friend try to gain some free RAM and CPU on his HP Mini Notebook. I primarily work on a Mac but am literate on Windows as well. I went to msconfig to see what all was starting and ...
0
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1answer
611 views

My netbook keeps freezing

I have a Dell Mini 1018 running Windows 7 which has been freezing around 1 to 5 times an hour at for about 60 seconds. The entire system will simply grind to a halt, not just the program I'm using, ...
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2answers
5k views

How to Backup an Acer Aspire One Recovery Partition?

Acer Aspire One has a 13 GB Recovery Partition. Is it possible to backup this partition to a network share? If so, how do I do that?
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2answers
3k views

How to perform a clean install of Windows 7 on New Netbook without CD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install Windows 7 from USB I got a new netbook which came pre-installed with Windows 7 Starter and full of promotional crapware. I am interested in somehow extracting ...
0
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3answers
7k views

Downloading and Activating Windows 7 Starter

I have a Windows 7 starter key that came with my netbook (a Asus EEE PC 1001P). Due to a ID10T error, I managed to delete both Windows 7 and my recovery partition. Is there a place I can download ...
2
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3answers
807 views

Install Windows 7 on a Netbook

I have a netbook, namely: Compaq CQ10-525DX. The main specs are: Intel Atom N455 1.66GHz processor with the Intel GMA 3150 chip graphics, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, a 160GB hard drive. I want to install ...
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2answers
4k views

Using a Netbook to create a Dual Monitor Setup [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use my laptop as a second monitor for my desk computer? I bought a Netbook, and so far I love it. However, I'd like to get a bit more utility out of it. When I'm ...
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2answers
246 views

Doubt about netbook energy modes

In my control panel there's an energy preferences option. There, I find a "Balanced" energy mode and a "Performance" energy mode. The only differences I detect are the brightness levels and the ...
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3answers
10k views

How to disable my netbook's touchpad when a usb mouse is connected

This is the first computer I have ever bought and I couldn't bring it home without a mouse of its own. I'm trying to disable the touchpad but the only option I find is by uninstalling the drivers, ...
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3answers
770 views

If I upgrade my netbook from Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7 can I have a dual monitor setup?

I think Microsoft wants me to pay for a dual monitor setup for my Acer Netbook (I get it for free with Unbuntu Netbook remix). I'd be willing to upgrade but I wouldn't put it past them to make me ...
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2answers
932 views

Win/Bios showing wrong RAM in Gateway Netbook?

I've seen similar problems, but this seems slightly unique, maybe... I have a Gateway LT21 netbook, Win7. I've upgraded RAM from 1gb to 2gb. It didn't work. So I updated to the latest Bios 1.25, then ...
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2answers
1k views

Must have apps for netbook running windows 7 [closed]

What are the must have apps for a netbook running windows 7? It's for a gift for my parents, so no ssh clients or vim etc.
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2answers
3k views

Place calls from Windows (7) using a SIM-card

So, I have a built-in Globetrotter SIM module in my netbook that allows me to access the internet over 3G. The software that comes with it also allows me to send and receive text messages. However, ...
0
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2answers
974 views

What is the memory usage of a clean installation Windows 7 netbook version in a netbook?

The question is pretty self contained. [edit] A value for each version of windows 7 would be awesome. I am trying to figure out how much memory will be enough for my netbook. I just need more ...
0
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2answers
828 views

How to restore a Dell Inspiron 2100 back to factory settings?

My computer won't boot into Windows 7 anymore. It started off with Vista, was upgraded to 7 (both by legal means) I wanted to install ubuntu or kubuntu, so I got wubi and boot-loaded it via usb ...
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2answers
1k views

is it possible to use an unsupported resolution/zoom out/something on a win7 netbook? (sw/hw)

I have a netbook with windows 7 and a max. resolution of 1024x600. This resolution is usually insufficent to display correctly my programs. Do you know of any type of software to zoom out the screen, ...
0
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1answer
311 views

Choosing Windows 7 Starter or Windows XP Home for Netbook

I'm looking at a new Windows-based netbook, but I need some help deciding between installing Windows 7 Starter and Windows XP Home. The main things we are unsure of: Ability to run iTunes ...
0
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2answers
821 views

Asus EeePC 1001P: Using Windows 7 Professional

My girlfriend just bought an Asus EeePC 1001P and it comes loaded with Windows 7 Starter, which is pretty frustratingly limited. I have several Action Pack licenses for Windows 7 Pro, and was ...
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1answer
1k views

is there a max. external screen resolution in a windows 7 starter netbook?

I have a samsung netbook n220, and when I connect it to my external samsung display t260 (26", 1900 x 1200), the resolutions available in the windows 7 control panel tops with 1680 x 1050. Is that ...
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2answers
1k views

Netbook doesn't see wifi network

I have a big problem with my girlfriend's netbook (asus eeepc 1008). It doesn't see any wifi network. I'm explaining the problem: The pc use windows 7 starter The wifi card is activate, I update ...
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2answers
569 views

What OS for Eee PC?

I've just bought new Eee PC 1005 (with Atom N450, 250GB and 2GB memory) without any pre-installed system. Now I'd like to install windows and linux distribution on in. What should I choose ? I am a ...
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2answers
2k views

Windows 7 “freezes” (chills?), and then “unfreezes” after about 1 minute

I have an Acer Timeline 1810T netbook (4GB RAM) with Windows 7 x64. About once or twice a day, it "freezes" - the reason I put this in quotation marks is that it does not really freeze, as I you cant ...
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5answers
563 views

Netbook without Windows? [closed]

I have been looking around for a netbook without Windows and with Ubuntu preinstalled. Almost all I have seen have Windows. The main issue is making sure that the computer ships with the right Ubuntu ...
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2answers
11k views

Change Acer Aspire one D250 resolution

Is there any way to choose something other than than 1024x600 or 800x600 resolution on a Acer Aspire One D250 netbook (Windows 7 Starter). A program we use needs at least 1024x768 but it's not ...
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1answer
2k views

Adjusting wallpaper to make it fit netbook screen in Windows 7 Starter

I have a netbook with Windows 7 Starter. I was trying to change the wallpaper, and found an application (John's Background Switcher) which said that I can make slideshows of themes - I assume similar ...
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2answers
3k views

Installing Windows 7 on a netbook using SanDisk USB Cruzer

I have this weird problem with my SanDisk USB Cruzer maybe someone can help me... I removed U3 software I used diskpart.exe to "activate" my partition yet when I restart my computer and select to ...
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2answers
3k views

HP Mini 210 -> No wireless networks detected after installing Windows 7 Enterprise

What could possibly going wrong here? I recently acquired an HP Mini 210 with Windows 7 Starter. Since I have a licensed enterprise edition, I formatted the machine and put enterprise on it. Then, I ...
7
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5answers
30k views

Tips for improving Windows 7 performance on a netbook [closed]

Windows 7 doesn't run very well on my HP Mini (Atom 280N with 2GB DDR2). Does anyone have anyor any tips for improving the general performance of Windows 7 on netbooks?
2
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5answers
6k views

Windows 7 Home Premium or better on a Netbook?

I have a Netbook with Windows XP Home. Processor is an Atom N280 (1.66 GHz) with 2 GB of RAM. I noticed that newer Netbooks come with Windows 7, but as Starter Edition (which kinda sucks). I wonder ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Small footprint Windows XP install on netbook

I have a Aspire One AOA 150 . I want to customize a Windows XP installation ( for e.g with nlite ) for small memory footprint and low CPU usage. then I want to try out Windows XP embedded for ...