27 Comments

Summary:

I am downloading Windows 7 Ultimate RTM as we speak, with the intention of installing it on the HP Mini 5101. I will create a bootable USB from the Windows 7 ISO and then install from there. I’m not sure what drivers will be missing after […]

hp-mini-5101-side

I am downloading Windows 7 Ultimate RTM as we speak, with the intention of installing it on the HP Mini 5101. I will create a bootable USB from the Windows 7 ISO and then install from there. I’m not sure what drivers will be missing after the install completes. HP hasn’t released any Windows 7 drivers yet, so I’ll let Windows Update find what it can after the install. I’ll probably try Vista drivers and utilities for any devices not working at that point. Have any of you installed Windows 7 on the 5101 yet? How did it go?

You’re subscribed! If you like, you can update your settings

  1. GoodThings2Life Wednesday, August 19, 2009

    Actually, HP has released a LOT of Windows 7 drivers already, they’ve just done so directly into the OS and to Windows Update… that way, you get them without the added hassle of digging through the HP support site. :) There were only 4 drivers missing from my 2730p, and two of them were Intel related rather than HP.

    1. Out of interest, what version of the QuickLaunch driver are you using GoodThings? The only one I’ve had any success with is an old version from last year but it doesn’t allow me to set the screen brightness.

  2. It should work fine :) Microsoft New Zealand is preparing a HP Mini 5101 Special Edition to sell with a huge discount at Tech Ed New Zealand, preloaded with Windows 7 RTM – NFR keys to be given at Tech Ed: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/teched/6713

  3. I have Windows 7 RC running on a HP Mini-Note 2133 with no problems. No driver issues at all. The networking through ‘Homegroup’ works great to other W7 PCs.

  4. The Wi-Fi wouldn’t work without a manual install of the drivers. I’ll give more details later but so far everything is now working.

    1. Hi James Kendrick,

      Could you kindly advice me what I should do? I downloaded the WIFI driver for Windows 7 from HP website but when I run the installation file (sp45671.exe), the screen disappeared and the installation did not continue. I was wondering if you can guide me how to do a manual installation. I tried to update the driver from device manager and point the path of the driver to C:swsetupsp45671 (where the files were extracted to) but Windows is unable to locate the driver.

      I’ve yet to connect to the internet via LAN Cable to check if any driver can be obtained automatically. Will try later when I get a cable from my office :)

      Appreciate your advice on this. Thanks.

      Best regards,
      Justin Ng

  5. Hi,

    you dont have to do the USB route for install ( too troublesome )- if it comes with XP- u can use the mount iso method from here:

    Install Windows 7 on a Netbook Easily | Netbook Reviews
    http://www.netbookreviews.com/install-windows-7-on-a-netbook-in-2-easy-steps/

    Bummer is I can’t seem to get wifi to work.

  6. Any chance you can point me where to grab the latest windows 7 RTM? Hush-hush?

    1. Nope, you need a TechNet subscription.

  7. Mr Kendrick- can u spare some time and give some pointers on which drivers and howto manual install the wifi drivers for Win7 on the 5101?? I am a total WIndows noob but a Mac user since OS7.

    Thanks in advance.

  8. +1 with mindflyer’s suggestion.

    a list of drivers & links (if manual install) would be gr8 though.

    5101 has not been introduced at my country yet, but i’m planning to jump onto Win7 bandwagon once 5101 is readily available!

    thx!

  9. I installed it on my Wind last week. I got lucky and didnt have to install a single driver. Wifi worked on first boot and windows update took care of the rest.

  10. how’s the boot time? dual-booted my hp 2140 with xp and win7 RC, but found the win7 booted a lot slower than xp. Just wondering if I did the install wrong here, any pointers?

Comments have been disabled for this post