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Topic # 111122 24-Oct-2012 21:09
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My netbook is turning to a dog.

I was going to throw 8Gb of ram into it until I discovered that it won't help as Win7Starter only supports 2Gb.

So, I want to know if I can do an upgrade and if that will then let me add more ram or if everything will just come off the rails?

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  Reply # 705941 24-Oct-2012 21:16
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If you're going to do a straight upgrade from Windows 7 Starter then there is no point putting anything more than 4GB in as you will only be able to do a upgrade to a 32bit version of Win8 hence limiting you to just below 4GB of usable ram.


As for the upgrading side, I haven't read anything that states it won't work but at the same time 95% of the documentation i've looked at is based around Win 7 Professional and Enterprise.

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  Reply # 705952 24-Oct-2012 21:25
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No reason why you cant upgrade if you want to. Will be fine and might even seem a bit faster if everything is to be believed about windows 8, hopefully drivers will all work and if not, you should be able to use win 7 drivers if needed.

On the ram side though, you can only put 2gb in any atom netbook. It is a hardware limitation independent of OS.
http://ark.intel.com/products/55637/Intel-Atom-Processor-N570-(1M-Cache-1_66-GHz)

Lots of people had had reasonable results with 2GB ram and a cheap ssd though.




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  Reply # 708621 29-Oct-2012 19:07



So, I want to know if I can do an upgrade and if that will then let me add more ram or if everything will just come off the rails?

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I have exactly same model Netbook. I have upgraded from windows 7 Basic to Windows 8 Pro. However one big drawback is that Metro UI is unusable. Since the netbook's native resolution is 1064 * 600 and Metro UI requires 1064 * 764 minimum. 

There are some registry hacks on the internet, I have already tried them I by changing the resolutiong to 1064 * 764 and metro doesnt work. 

So I have installed app called start8, which enables start button. However I haven't found any useful information to completely disable the Metro UI.



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  Reply # 710607 1-Nov-2012 20:29

I managed to install a 64 bit version on Windows 8 Pro. Problem I am facing is that the brightness of the screen is really bright. 

Control from the windows charm or function key to reduce the brightness doesnt seem to work. 

I am looking for a program that allows to control the brightness.


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