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I Installed Windows On My CR-48

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I successfully installed Windows on my CR-48, using the guide linked from today's Engadget post. I felt compelled to post, as I think I'm one of the first few who actually did this.

Windows runs like a charm, it's a bit slow with a CPU rating of 2.3 (who believes in WEI anyway, right?), but otherwise everything is smooth as silk. The only thing is, the Windows install takes up around 70% of the total 16GB SSD space (formatted to 14.3 GB), leaving me with around 5GB of free space to work with.

EDIT: If anyone wants a startup time video or more screenshots or whatever, feel free to ask.




Edited by Ipwnnubletz - 1/2/11 at 1:26am
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post #2 of 49
Congrats, you made the CR48 useful for real work and not just dicking around.

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hmm.. may do this..
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Did you turn off System Restore already? That always hogs up space.
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does this use an atom CPU? if so, a dual or single core?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wumpus View Post
does this use an atom CPU? if so, a dual or single core?
Single core Atom.
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post #7 of 49
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Quote:
Originally Posted by .:hybrid:. View Post
Did you turn off System Restore already? That always hogs up space.
System Restore is indeed off. Was one of the first things I did after the install.

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Originally Posted by wumpus View Post
does this use an atom CPU? if so, a dual or single core?
The CR-48 uses a HyperThreaded single core.

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Originally Posted by Spritanium View Post
Congrats, you made the CR48 useful for real work and not just dicking around.

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post #8 of 49
Nice work it's actually useful now

did you have any trouble with drivers? Curious to know what chipsets it uses etc.
post #9 of 49
Couldn't you just get a 16gb flash drive or something? Assuming you can even use USB storage devices on that closed-down sonofa*****.
    
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post #10 of 49
Did you get this for free for testing from google?
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