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I have a Dell mini 9 netbook with Ubuntu 10.10 installed. Have been trying to get the Broadcom wi-fi to work, but having problems. I'm looking at attempting to install Windows 7 Pro. The mini has a 8Gig SSd. Anyone have any ideas how much room Windows 7 Pro needs?
Will the Atom CPU work with 64 bit Windows 7?
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Originally Posted by marmaduke View Post
I have a Dell mini 9 netbook with Ubuntu 10.10 installed. Have been trying to get the Broadcom wi-fi to work, but having problems. I'm looking at attempting to install Windows 7 Pro. The mini has a 8Gig SSd. Anyone have any ideas how much room Windows 7 Pro needs?
Will the Atom CPU work with 64 bit Windows 7?
Sure will, just make sure to use 32bit since its less memory usage.
However for harddrive space, I dont think you can fit it on the hdd. it needs from 10gb to 15gb
Edited by bbaseballboy1234 - 1/27/11 at 3:03pm
    
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The atom CPU will work fine, but my windows folder from Win7 Home Premium is around 16GB... It could probably do with a tidy, but it's not going to be too uncommon a size for a full install.
You could probably do it, but you'll have to trim the install down.
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post #4 of 8
8 gig aint enough i believe.
mins system requirment is 16 GB 32bit or 20 gb 64 bit.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...uirements.aspx
i could be stupid not to realise you probably meant 80gig,
you are fine if thats the case
    
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Actually, a lot of netbooks have under 16GB of total storage... Which seriously limits what you can fit on them.
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Being a Dell, if its a newer netbook. Try to see if you can get a copy of Windows 7 Starter from them. It is the version designed specifically for netbooks and lower tier notebooks. It is only available as a OEM install. So, you might have to get the right person on the phone to send you a install DVD or maybe have to pay a few buck for it.
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post #7 of 8
Windows 7 requires at least 16 gigs (or maybe 13, don't remember which) of free HDD space to install.
I tried installing a dual boot on an old computer with vista and a 40 gig HDD with 10 gigs free and it would not do it.

My netbook at fresh install with a lot of unneeded stuff deleted was around 7 gigs used. So if you could install it on an external drive then image it over to the onboard drive it might work.
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post #8 of 8
I slapped Windows 7 on my ChromeOS Cr-48, so I'm sure it could be done on that netbook as well. Since you own a legitimate key, you can also legally download any slimmed down image of Windows 7.
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