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I couldn’t wait for HP to release it, I had to install Windows XP on the Mini-Note to see how it runs compared to Vista.  I performed a clean install of Windows XP using good instructions found on the web and it went clean and easy.  […]

I couldn’t wait for HP to release it, I had to install Windows XP on the Mini-Note to see how it runs compared to Vista.  I performed a clean install of Windows XP using good instructions found on the web and it went clean and easy.  In this video I show how snappy the system runs doing normal tasks like opening Microsoft Office programs, surfing the web and running the Windows Explorer.  I am pleased with the performance of the Mini-Note running XP but you can judge for yourself after watching the video.  Enjoy!

BTW, the Zune theme I am running can be downloaded here since I know many will ask.

http://www.youtube.com/v/i2rR7XayaxI&hl=en

  1. Good video.
    Can you tell me how much ram you have installed in this laptop?

    :)

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  2. He said 2GB in the video.

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  3. GobbleDeeGook Tuesday, April 29, 2008

    have you noticed any difference in battery life?

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  4. i can hardly wait for this to come with Isaiah/XP, it should be smoking fast then.

    would definitely like to see your XP battery life impressions as well.

    the Zune theme is nice, but i prefer Royale. it’s basically the same high-gloss glassy bubble type look but with an electric blue color scheme.

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  5. Now James, as you reminded me, I will ask you: You DID go out an buy a *new* XP license for that install, correct?

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  6. Doing my bit to warn the public of your extreme cruelty:
    http://mikecane2008.wordpress.com/2008/04/29/james-kendrick-merciless-fiend/

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  7. Previous to this article, you seemed to think the Mini-Note was plenty past under Vista.

    Has your opinion changed?

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  8. I haven’t been running it long enough to get a feel for battery life but will report back when I do. I expect the same as Vista, though, as that’s been my experience on just about every system.

    Mike Cane, I have a MSDN subscription which lets me download OSes for testing purposes. :)

    Nate, I want to make clear that I had no problems running Vista on the HP other than video Skype failure. That doesn’t negate the fact that XP is just so much faster.

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  9. >>>Mike Cane, I have a MSDN subscription which lets me download OSes for testing purposes. :)

    Dammit! I forget all you fiends have loopholes!!

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  10. Never underestimate the power of the uber-geek. :)

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