Asus EeePc 1000HE running Windows 7

By | March 6, 2009

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.

10 thoughts on “Asus EeePc 1000HE running Windows 7

  1. 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 🙁

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  2. 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!

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  3. Glen Lipka Post author

    Ethernet driver and one for an unknown device, but I think it worked after I installed the chipset driver.
    http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?modelname=Eee%20PC%201000HE&SLanguage=en-us

    I didn’t blow away the partition, although I guess I SHOULD have done that. Whoops. I am anxious for the next windows 7 build. I am happy that Microsoft is being more generous with the betas. No reason why not to let us early adopters get experience with it.

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  4. 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.

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  5. Fred

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

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  6. 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!!!

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  7. 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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