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Bloated OS.

You guys remember that you can uninstall all of that. Use autoruns to disable any other things starting up or loading as a driver. I mean..... it's not hard to do all of this

or people here are just way to lazy

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There's no dvd/cd drive. But yeah. Reformatting is the way to go. I have a dm1z and it's amazing once it's free of all that crap. But for those of you wanting ASUS, you should really consider lenovo first.
grab windows 7 disk
use DVD to USB tool from microsoft
install
??????
Profit

I know... it's hard isn't it?
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Bloated OS.

You guys remember that you can uninstall all of that. Use autoruns to disable any other things starting up or loading as a driver. I mean..... it's not hard to do all of this

or people here are just way to lazy



grab windows 7 disk
use DVD to USB tool from microsoft
install
??????
Profit

I know... it's hard isn't it?
I already did it...just saying. actually did one better and used rt7lite and made win7 small THEN installed it on my SSD
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post #23 of 69
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I already did it...just saying. actually did one better and used rt7lite and made win7 small THEN installed it on my SSD
usb is the way to go anyways. I notice it installs faster than CD/DVD based windows install
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usb is the way to go anyways. I notice it installs faster than CD/DVD based windows install
yep. what's even faster is making another partition to install off of. installs 7 in like 5 mins
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post #25 of 69
does the e350 beat a su2300? If not I will pass until a faster fusion chip is out
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post #26 of 69
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Originally Posted by ZainyAntics View Post
Grab windows disk
insert into disk drive
wait 30 minutes
????
profit!
That's not a bad idea except netbooks don't come with disk drives.

I'm still on the fence about if I should the HP DM1Z or the ThinkPad X120e.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by i n f a m o u s View Post
That's not a bad idea except netbooks don't come with disk drives.
The steps are fixed:
Create 400 windows disks from the provided DVD-ROM
Plug in USB disk drive
Insert the recently created 400 diskettes in consecutive order when prompted
-No wait required, as you get to actively insert these for 17 consecutive hours
Profit

--

I just went to Lenovo's shop and to get an X120e specced the same as the HP from this article is $669 (the Thinkpad includes a 1-year warranty, though). If price is the factor, the HP offers a much better value, even when adding a warranty. According to this thread, the consensus seems to be that the HP is better, too.
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I'll preface this with, I have one (got it about 2 weeks ago). I love the little thing.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dr_bowtie View Post
its not a netbook....
HP is marketing it as one, even though it's more like an ultra-portable notebook.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AzO View Post
I think if your a member of OCN, you reformat the damn thing once you get it.
I had to wait to get a flashdrive large enough to make hp's recovery media. The worst part is to take advantage of the warranty, you need to run some program of theirs, which is tied to your S#/model #. In the meantime, I uninstalled almost all of that garbage. The Clouddrive thing is actually very useful though. 2GB of storage (+1GB when you do some 5 step thing, takes maybe 5 mins) so I can sync documents I use at work on the HP and at home on my desktop.
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I think if your a member of OCN, you reformat the damn thing once you get it.
I'd personally remove the stock HDD the moment I got it, throw an SSD in and head on my way.
    
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Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice View Post
I'd personally remove the stock HDD the moment I got it, throw an SSD in and head on my way.
For the time being, the dm1z comes with a WD 320GB 7200 rpm hdd. I know it's no match for an SSD(even I have one in mine) but that scorpio black is fast. I put mine in an external enclosure
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