Posted by: Frank | October 31, 2009

Upgrading My Asus Eee PC 1000HE to Windows 7

What better way to spend Halloween than to upgrade my Asus Eee PC 1000HE to Windows 7? Actually, I think this is a good machine to act as the guinea pig because I don’t store any real data on it nor do I have many programs on it. That being said, I still plan on using the Windows easy transfer wizard to backup my data before upgrading and at the moment I am formatting my Seagate FreeAgent to Go hard drive to NTFS because I had been using with the Mac Mini.

For the upgrade process I plan to follow Tom Merritt’s instructions, which should pretty much be a straight forward installation. This PC is running Windows XP and that complicates the upgrade process a bit because the Windows 7 upgrade is really a fresh installation and migration of your data (and some settings) to the Windows 7 installation. What I am most concerned about with the upgrade is what, if any, affect there will be on battery life? I really like how long the battery lasts on the 1000HE, which I think is in large part due to the Asus software that throttles the CPU speed when it is only on battery power.

I ran into a problem finding the right version of the Windows easy transfer wizard because the link provided in Tom Merritt’s instructions point to the Windows Vista version of the transfer wizard. My next step to finding the correct version was to go to Microsoft’s Windows home page, select downloads, select Windows 7, and then download the Windows XP version of the transfer wizard. However, it appears that version is also not the correct version because when I try to install it I get a dialog box that appears to be in French. Finally, I ran a search for “windows xp easy transfer wizard” and found this Microsoft downloads link points to the correct version of the file.



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