HP mini and Windows 7

On December 23, 2009, in news, by

Someone in the office bought a new HP mini and wanted windows 7.  This model can be upgraded to 3 gigs, but was running XP.

HP Mini 311 1000NR 11 6 Widescreen Netbook Computer With Intel Atom Processor N270 by Office Depot:

So not a problem as when you install Win7 (even cleanly) all, (and I mean ALL) of the drivers are available on the HP web site.

Select software and drivers HP Mini 311-1000NR PC – HP Customer Care (United States – English):

You end up with a screen that is clearer than the XP system, quite peppy and looks very nice.  I had picked up some Win7 Home premiums from that early buy bundle and I’m using these to upgrade these Mini machines as people buy them for their travel/home needs.  Installing Microsoft security essentials on them (as they are home machines not business) and they are a nice Xmas present (and much better than the XP looking tired old desktop they shipped with).  Not to mention with all of the OEM shipped stuff off the box they actually run faster than when they were XP.


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