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So I have a N150 netbook, all the stock specs except it has 2GB RAM, i am wondering which OS would run better on it?
Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows XP Professional? (both 32bit)

Things I would like most:
- Smoothness of Video
- High resolution (Win7 starter could push it up to 1152x864 but video playback was terrible)
- Boot times and application load times.
    
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Hi JD,

I have Win7 HP 64-bit on my PC and I can highly recommend it. It will definitely take care of all three of those things you want.
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Hi JD,

I have Win7 HP 64-bit on my PC and I can highly recommend it. It will definitely take care of all three of those things you want.

You do realise the ATOM cannot handle 64bit operating systems right? confused.gif

also the RAM would be used up if i went for any 64bit OS, thanks for the contribution though mate. smile.gif
    
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If that atom has HT, I would suggest windows 7. If not, then I would suggest XP. I would also recommend increasing the RAM beyond 2GB, but that's not necessary.

Does the intel GMA in that thing have problem with HD video--that will probably be the cause for any issues with video playback smoothness.
    
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I would put Windows 7 on it. You can increase the performance be editing the pagefile. A simple fix that I use for netbooks is to turn off Aero. This significantly improves the performance.
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Sorry, that went right over my head, lol.
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If that atom has HT, I would suggest windows 7. If not, then I would suggest XP. I would also recommend increasing the RAM beyond 2GB, but that's not necessary.

Does the intel GMA in that thing have problem with HD video--that will probably be the cause for any issues with video playback smoothness.

The ATOM has HT and it flies on Windows XP with a superb 13 second boot, before it would lag with 640x480 on Windows 7 starter and now its not laggy at all! Windows XP FTW!!! The Intel GMA3150 graphics does have a little issue with HD video but that is expected as its core is only running at 166Mhz and is on the CPU itself. biggrin.gif

Thanks for all the help guys, i think im going to stick with XP, I will post more information later.. shame about AERO though, i kind of wanted that, but i can get aero running on XP with a little application i use to re-skin. biggrin.gif
    
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