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why buy a netbook when you can buy a new GPU XD
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why buy a netbook when you can buy a new GPU XD
Because a GPU won't last ~8h powered on on its own and allow me to work where ever I need to.
 

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actually the best answer to annoy DDD: because we can afford both :p


so while that program aligned the SSD, it corrupted to boot stuff and wont load XP anymore.

it turns out i dont have a matching copy of XP (i have home and corporate - not pro) so i cant repair install it. booting a linux live CD to copy off the 5MB of data i actually care about (lol), to format to win 7 - if it even fits on the tiny 8GB SSD.
 

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what if its running Windows :laugh:
you could throw it OUT a window. that count?




i never updated my netbook to win7 because it had 1GB of ram, and i thought it was too slow.


its running faster than ever with the aligned SSD and 2GB of ram now (533MHz CL4, fastest it supports)

its actually very responsive, which i never expected XD
 

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What do you have again? As long as it's not Atom and you have 2GB RAM it'll be plenty decent on Windows 7.

Me I will try SliTaz on my netbook again (Aspire One D250) because it was wicked fast. ATM it has Windows XP and it's not exactly smooth. It originally came with Windows 7 Starter, which I thought was ok, but not ok enough.

BTW, I tried to run Visual Studio 2010 on it and it launched. :roll:
 

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What do you have again? As long as it's not Atom and you have 2GB RAM it'll be plenty decent on Windows 7.

Me I will try SliTaz on my netbook again (Aspire One D250) because it was wicked fast. ATM it has Windows XP and it's not exactly smooth. It originally came with Windows 7 Starter, which I thought was ok, but not ok enough.

BTW, I tried to run Visual Studio 2010 on it and it launched. :roll:
1.6GHz atom. its slow alright - but its running a lot better in 7 than it did XP, and i did not expect that.
 
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you could throw it OUT a window. that count?




i never updated my netbook to win7 because it had 1GB of ram, and i thought it was too slow.


its running faster than ever with the aligned SSD and 2GB of ram now (533MHz CL4, fastest it supports)

its actually very responsive, which i never expected XD
I don't think it can fly :banghead:
 

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1.6GHz atom. its slow alright - but its running a lot better in 7 than it did XP, and i did not expect that.
Whut. My Aspire One is faster in XP.
 

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Whut. My Aspire One is faster in XP.
it may be heavily related to the SSD not being aligned when it was on XP, but its sure as shit faster now.
 
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Anyone try Win8 on their netbook yet? I'm thinking about replacing my hard drive with a faster, bigger one and Windows 8.

I've read others have used it and it runs faster but I don't know what drivers they could be using cause their is no driver support.
 

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Anyone try Win8 on their netbook yet? I'm thinking about replacing my hard drive with a faster, bigger one and Windows 8.

I've read others have used it and it runs faster but I don't know what drivers they could be using cause their is no driver support.
I put windows 7 on my netbook, it's works a dream. i think 8 won't have drivers. HDD is a great idea mine is lightning fast! :laugh:
 
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I put windows 7 on my netbook, it's works a dream. i think 8 won't have drivers. HDD is a great idea mine is lightning fast! :laugh:

Hey Bo$$!! Long time, no chat!

That's what I was thinking about the drivers as well but this guy has it running.


What HDD are you using?
 
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Video Card(s) Asus R9 380
Storage Kingston V300 240GB SSD + WD Green 2TB
Display(s) ACER K212HL 27" + Haier 55"
Case Enermax Ostrog (Red)
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA B2 750W
Software Win10 64bit
Also, if i change my HDD, how do i install the windows starter again?