asus eee 4g pc
December 20, 2010 4:20am CST
i got a new notebook, i swap it with my apad and sony ericsson xperia x1, so i wonder how to upgrade to a new os, it using now windows xp os, i dont like it, hehe. any suggestion?
• Cambridge, England
20 Dec 10
It is difficult to upgrade the OS on the Asus eee series PCs. They do not have a CD/DVD drive so you either have to invest in an external drive or create a bootable Windows installation on a suitable USB flash memory stick. This involves access to another computer with a CD/DVD drive and, of course, a USB port. You would also need to buy a copy of Windows and a suitable USB drive. BEFORE you do this, however, you will have to evaluate the hardware of the computer. For Windows 7 Starter edition, it MUST have at least 1Gb of RAM, 40Gb of hard disk space and a minimum of 1Ghz processor. Unfortunately the Asus eee 4G does NOT meet these specs! It has 512 Mb of RAM (but can be upgraded to 2 Gb), a 4 GB Solid State Drive and an Intel Celeron M353 running at 630 MHz. If you don't like Windows XP, then probably the only sensible option is to install a Linux OS. Here are the articles I referred to for this information: http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/upgrading-a-netbook-to-windows-7-home-premium.html (NOTE that the Asus eee 4G is an 'older netbook' according to this article!) http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/asus-eee-pc-4g/4507-3121_7-32466960.html?tag=mncolBtm;rnav