Windows 7 on an Acer Aspire One netbook

For my birthday my Dad gave me a copy of MS Windows 7 Pro.

First thing I did was to buy an extra GB of Kingston ram (KAC-MEME/1G) and install it in the netbook. (The slot is on the bottom of the mother board.)

At first I tried installing to my netbook via USB flash drive, but I kept getting an error saying:

Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition.

I found out online that the fix for this was to remove all drives except for the one installing to. The problem with that was I needed the flash drive plugged in to install!

So my Dad burned an install DVD. I then connected a USB DVD drive to my netbook, inserted the disk and everything worked!

After installing, one of the first things I did was to install Firefox 4 beta. I love the new FF4 interface for Win7!

I also configured the toolbar to show the window titles. (Right click toolbar > Click “Properties” > Set “Taskbar buttons” to “Combine when taskbar is full” > Click “OK”)


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