Windows 7 on a Netbook – Very Sweet

Just finished setting up an HP Mini 110 (32GB SSD, 1GB RAM, 1366×768) with Windows 7 Home Premium. First I set up a 4GB thumb drive using these great instructions

http://blogs.technet.com/aviraj/archive/2009/02/01/installing-windows-7-using-usb-thumb-drive.aspx

Then I did a Custom install which blew away the XP install that was on the machine out of the box. I did NOTHING to help this along – I just started the install and let it run. About 40 minutes later, everything was all set.

I ran into one problem, the microphone did not work. So I went to the HP site, got the latest audio drivers (for Vista) and installed them. Restarted the machine and was back in business.

The machine performance is VERY crisp. Color me impressed.

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