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May 7, 2009

Getting Win7 into Acer Aspire 1

Filed under: Uncategorized — andreakn @ 05:51

I got my ridiculously small netbook in the mail yesterday, and spent a short while figuring out hot to get win7 onto it as it doesn’t have any dvd-rom.

I ended up making a bootable USB thumb drive (Kingston data traveller 8GB).
Making it bootableusing vistas GUI didn’t work for me, so I used diskpart.exe

after installing win7 I noticed the fan was really starting to bug me. the internal fan and the HDD is just similer enough in their frequency that intereference patterns are created. pretty annoying.

Anyway, I googled for a bit and discovered a nifty little tool specially designed for the Aspire 1: AA1FanControl. http://www.computentsystems.de/aceraspireonefancontrol/

I started it up, and I haven’t heard the fan since. NICE!

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  1. Acer Aspire One AOD150-1165
    I was looking for a compact laptop that I could use between home and work and also take on my frequent road trips to visit my family. My biggest gripe about laptops in the past has been the short battery life, so I was very pleased when my Acer came from Amazon yesterday (April 9th) with the 5800mAh battery. I don’t know about speed with the standard 1GB memory because I replaced mine with 2GB (so easy a caveman can do it) before I ever turned it on. But it boots up fast and is surprisingly quick. I love the size. It fits perfectly in my leather notebook. I touch type and while the keyboard is a little small it is very easy to get used to. Like some have reported, the touchpad buttons are a little stiff but they have a positive feel to them. It’s a non-issue with me because I hate touchpads in general and use them only in a pinch. I found a nice little Logitech USB mouse for about $19 that’s even a perfectly matching cobalt blue. The first option you will need for most any of these netbooks is a good USB DVD burner to load your software and make backup emergency disks. I bought one just before I bought the netbook. The 10″ display is bright and extremely sharp. The setup was simple I was up and running on my wireless network in less than 5 minutes. Most of my time was spent removing bloatware and building emergency recovery disks. This is really a great little computer with a solid feel and very attractive to look at. At the price you cannot beat this little netbook.

    Comment by Acer — May 12, 2009 @ 07:58 | Reply


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