W10 on Eee Pc 701sd!

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  1.    31 Jul 2016 #11

    Did this work? I have Win 10 pro x86 installed on my ancient Asus Z71A laptop (Mobile Intel 915GM chipset) and have never been able to find a video driver to make the screen fit my 1280x800 display.

    Remarkably, Win10 runs fine on this old laptop, but otherwise, it's pretty slow. It boots up quickly, but that's about the only quick thing about it!

    Pentium M, 915GM chipset, 2GB ram, 160GB HD.
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       31 Jul 2016 #12

    speedlever said: View Post
    Did this work? I have Win 10 pro x86 installed on my ancient Asus Z71A laptop (Mobile Intel 915GM chipset) and have never been able to find a video driver to make the screen fit my 1280x800 display.

    Remarkably, Win10 runs fine on this old laptop, but otherwise, it's pretty slow. It boots up quickly, but that's about the only quick thing about it!

    Pentium M, 915GM chipset, 2GB ram, 160GB HD.
    I haven't had time to try yet unfortunately as am away from home with my Mum in hospital but will post back soon when I have.
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       02 Nov 2018 #13

    Update. Never got round to trying a driver due to house move. Just got the netbook out again )it had Linux on it for a while) and found it will no longer load windows 10 (May 2018 iso). Wiped the drive and mbr and repartitioned and still no joy - install fails with a blue screen error. Windows 7 still happily installs on it with no issues so think it is hardware compatibility since Windows 10 got more sophisticated. Definitely isnít the dvd iso because just used it on another more up to date Eee PC (ie only 7 years old!)

    Shame as Windows 10 has been very much growing on me and not much point having Windows 7 on it due to end of support in just over a year.

    Anyway - may try it on my other 701sd just in case itís dodgy hardware.
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       02 Nov 2018 #14

    Hello! Try installing Windows 10 32-bit, it is far more compatible with old machines. Besides, I don't think EeePC has what it takes to run 64-bit. Even if it were compatible, you would not notice any difference from 32-bit due to low RAM. IF you cannot find a Windows 10 driver for it try Windows 8 or 7 driver. In the past I had an Acer Aspire One (similar hardware) and did manage to successfully install Windows 8 (and therefore 10) 32-bit. Pity I had to sell it because I needed the money. Install drivers for Windows 10 or 8 or 7 or even Vista 32-bit (the higher the better). But before installing Windows 10 use a utility to see the specs of the device. What chipset it has? If it is as least Intel 945G, then there are WDDM graphics drivers and performance is acceptable (upgrading RAM from 1GB to 2GB makes a huge difference). If it has Intel 915G, then forget Windows 8/10 or you will be stuck with Microsoft Basic Display Adapter (software only, no acceleration) and the device will be 5 times slower than running Windows 7 32-bit with XP graphics drivers (XPDM). Also see my posts in this thread: Let's run Win10 on really really old hardware
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       02 Nov 2018 #15

    Thanks. Didnít get as far as trying to install a driver - it blue screened a few minutes into loading install. Forget the error code - something like lqrl or something. Yes it is 915 . I did have Windows 10 installed on it about 2 years ago - no graphics driver. Had hoped one might have appeared.

    Off to check out your thread.
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  6.    02 Nov 2018 #16

    Hazel123 said: View Post
    Thanks. Didn’t get as far as trying to install a driver - it blue screened a few minutes into loading install. Forget the error code - something like lqrl or something. Yes it is 915 . I did have Windows 10 installed on it about 2 years ago - no graphics driver. Had hoped one might have appeared.

    Off to check out your thread.
    The IRQ 0x7b Error is usually to do with the wrong or no compatible Driver for the Storage Controller eg HDD or SSD

    Windows does it to stop Data Corruption normally

    I have a EeePC 1005HA (945) running 1803...but it aint fast...funnily enough it is one of the few Devices I have that has never had an issue with a Windows Update.
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       03 Nov 2018 #17

    Kbird said: View Post
    The IRQ 0x7b Error is usually to do with the wrong or no compatible Driver for the Storage Controller eg HDD or SSDWindows does it to stop Data Corruption normallyI have a EeePC 1005HA (945) running 1803...but it aint fast...funnily enough it is one of the few Devices I have that has never had an issue with a Windows Update.
    If you have 1GB RAM make it 2GB, it will make much difference. Also if the disk is standard SATA 2.5" replace it with an SSD and it will be 10 times faster!
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       03 Nov 2018 #18

    Ah that makes sense. I replaced the drive with a new mini pcie mlc- maybe I need to do something to have it recognised (itís recognised in bios). Although if thereís no graphics driver then maybe not much point. Reinstalled Windows 7 which is nice and fast with the drive, 2gb ram and in windows basic mode. But in just over a year wonít be much point having W7 on it. Looks like itíll be Linux only by then (and those arenít as simple as they used to be either but Bodhi is nice for old netbooks). Would really like to have Windows 10 on it though. I know theyíre old but have a few and keep repairing them. Bit of a soft spot.
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       03 Nov 2018 #19

    Linux? No thanks! I would rather install Windows 98 than Linux! I would recommend to stick with Windows 7. Even after support is over it will be much more useful than Linux!
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  10.    03 Nov 2018 #20

    spapakons said: View Post
    If you have 1GB RAM make it 2GB, it will make much difference. Also if the disk is standard SATA 2.5" replace it with an SSD and it will be 10 times faster!
    I actually just freed up an old SSD that I was using to accelerate a Raid 0 array, it's only 60GB but will be faster than the HDD , just hadn't gotten around to seeing if the 1005 had a SATA connector or was the older IDE interface yet. So I assume SATA from your comments and it should be easy then a simple Drive Cloning.

    KB
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