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Can I upgrade Windows 7 Starter on EEE PC1015b?

By yeshekathy
Nov 23, 2011
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  1. HI all,
    I have an EEE pc 1015b 5 months old and have already upgraded the RAM to 2 gigs because it ran soooo slowly when I got it. It came with wondows 7 starter - can I upgrade to the proper windows 7 (would like the media player options) without losing even more performance. It's still pretty slow and freezes if it has to do too much - like use our 32" tv as a monitor to show pictures or videos.
    Any advice about the upgrade - or about why it freezes and what I can do about that would be great.
  2. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 892   +39

  3. yeshekathy

    yeshekathy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks - what a speedy reply - will look into it - I am worried about the netbook running even slower... do you think it will?
    Can I reverse the upgrade if it does?
  4. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 892   +39

    According to Microsoft's article, it's possible to uninstall Windows 7 and revert back to your older OS (scenario 1): http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971762

    Performance wise, I'm not sure. Probably not much worse. The Aero theme might cause a bit of a lag.


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