Windows 7: Installed on my Dell X1...Finally

The long overdue testing has begun

Way back in August I blogged about installing Windows 7 on my Dell X1. Well the long overdue task is now complete. I have to say that the inital results are pretty impresive. The installation took under 30 minutes for Windows 7 Ultimate. After the full installation was completed, I shutdwon the laptop and powered it up. From the time I hit the button until I recieved a login prompt took exactlly 1 min. 23 seconds. Not bad for 1.1GHz Celeron proccesor. Not to mention that is just about 30 -45 seconds quicker than XP Professional, which I had running on the system. The only hiccup I have had thus far ( but it is a pretty big hiccup) is finding drivers for video and audio. Neither of which has been updated from the vendors or Dell since 2006. Microsoft's genric Video driver is providing 1024x768 video @ 32bit color, so nothing really lost there. The laptop is pretty responsive and I have run several apps at once with no lag thus far... I am going to push it a bit further next and see how many apps and things I can have going before it breaks. Stayed tuned for the final part of the WIndows 7 Ultimate test and then we move on to Starter Edition.

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