Windows 7 Upgrade Guide for Eee PC 1000H

I’ve got two older Eee PCs right now, my Eee PC 1000HE and my wife’s Eee PC 1000H. Both are running Windows XP while another desktop is running on Vista Home Premium. The thing is I’ve been thinking about upgrading all of them to Windows 7 but  Windows 7 Family Pack is not yet available in the Philippines so I may have to wait some more time before I get to use Windows 7 in any of these machines.

But for you who still has the Eee PC 1000H who wants to upgrade your system to Windows 7, are in luck as Asus has release a guide on how to do so.

Before upgrading your Eee PC 1000H’s OS to Windows 7, you need to upgrade its BIOS first and also upgrade a set of drivers.  You might also want to partition your hard drive to make it a dual booting machine. Why? Because upgrading from XP to Windows 7 is actually a fresh install. So it’s like starting anew with your netbook – meaning your system data settings will not be imported.

Sounds scary? It is definitely not for the weak of heart. But hey, it’s Windows 7 so don’t expect it to be an easy way in.

Now, I’ve got a better suggestion. Google Chrome OS is rumored to come out in a week’s time, you might want to wait for it and install it instead on your Eee PC 1000H.

via Liliputing

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Written by: Björn A.

  • Zoltán

    What I am really worries about is battery life: while my 1000H runs for 3.5 hrs with XP (no wifi, screen 50%), many have already reported a drastic fallback of battery performance (30-40%). As battery is crucial to my working trips, I am a bit afraid to install win7 – no matter how much I’d love to…

  • ben

    i get better battery performance with windows 7 compared to windows xp

  • tarım haberleri

    Thanks…Very good…

  • Doug

    I’ve ran into ACPI is not installed errors after installing win7.

  • laptop battery

    Eee PC 1000H is very cool. i like it

  • Ronny

    If you're going to go through all that trouble, I wouldn't consider yet another bloated proprietary OS like Windows 7. I've been running EEEbuntu, Ubuntu Netbook Remix and Kubuntu Netbook Remix on a variety of EEE 1000, 901 and 900, and it's just such a relief! First of all it works out of the box, it doesn't crash nearly as often as Windows, uses less memory and makes the battery life longer (according to some that have run both Win and Linux on the same machine!
    On top of that – no virus threat anymore, as viruses do not infect Linux.
    Upgrading to Linux instead will really save you a lot of both money and trouble!

  • dugis guides

    well, The Asus Eee PC 1000H, along with the popular 1000HE, … Asus now have a Windows 7 upgrade guide for users with Windows XP!