ASUS Eee PC 1000H And Windows 7

I just bought a new toy to the family: an ASUS Eee PC 1000H.

What made me choose this particular netbook was it’s 10.2” screen, WI-FI 802.11n support and the announced 7 hours of battery life. And the fact that it’s recommended by Luís Abreu (Asus Eee 1000h) and José Almeida (Asus Eee PC 1000H).

It comes with Windows XP pre-installed, but I didn’t intend to use it. It was the perfect machine to test Windows 7.

I used Dave Glover’s instructions on creating a bootable USB Windows Vista drive to create a bootable USB drive and used AcronisTrue Image Home to create an image of the original hard drive, and it all worked fine.

Unfortunately, the bootable USB drive only worked that time and I had to install Windows 7 from the installed Windows XP.

The installation was quick, as expected after reading other reports of installing Windows 7.

I didn’t upgrade the RAM to 2GB like Luís and José and I still get a rating of 2.2 and Aero.

I did lost some cool tools that were previously installed (like the virtual screen size), but I hop to get them working again. Dave has a list of software on his My ASUS Eee PC 1000H Netbook and Windows Vista Experiences blog post that I intend to try.

The bottom line is that I’m happy with it and intend, from now on, to take it to conferences, instead of another bigger slower and power eating laptop, the wife is also happy because she can read her e-mail and browse the Internet from the house and the geek teenager son feels he just got a new toy.

Does anyone have other experiences to share?