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Asus EeePc 1000HE running Windows 7

I just couldn’t help myself.  I had to install Windows 7 on the Netbook.  I upgraded the ram from 1G to 2G for just $25 from Amazon.  It took an hour or so to install.  No upgrade is allowed from XP to 7, so I had to do a clean install.  Not a big deal because I haven’t really started using it yet.

A couple of drivers were missing, but nothing serious.  I downloaded them from Asus and everything is back to normal.  My Microsoft Experience Index is now 2.3.  This is better than the Dell D610, which was a 1.0.  This means I can run Windows Aero, which the full transparency effects.

So far, so good.  I am pleased with everything about it.  Now, all I have to do is not lose it and not break it.  Oh, and I need to test out the video conferencing.  More to come.

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10 Comments

  1. matty matty

    good to hear windows 7 works ok on these machines, my eee pc 1000he is on its way as I speak, too bad it comes with crappy xp home 🙁

  2. matt matt

    Which drivers were missing and where did you locate them? How does the device benchmark in Windows 7? Did you keep or overwrite the restore partition? Thanks!

  3. Which ram did you get?

  4. Christophe Christophe

    In my case the “unknown device” got recognized after installing the ASUS ACPI driver (.msi file).
    Then the four screen buttons started to works and I was able to use the SHE.
    I did not install the chipset driver as it seems included in 7.

  5. Not losing a netbook is a problem for me. I really need it tethered to my shirt like a kids winter gloves.

    • We need Lojack for laptops. 🙂 (and kids)

  6. Andrew Wilde Andrew Wilde

    Yeah I’ve done my research on netbooks and this is the best one out there period, well besides the Asus N10 series which is going to cost you twice as much or ever more. Do the research and you’ll agree, Asus is ahead of this competition so far!!!

  7. Michael Michael

    Only thing I can’t figure out (just loaded 7 on mine) is how to get the function keys working. Any ideas?

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