Windows 10: W10 on Eee Pc 701sd!

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  1. Posts : 103
    Windows 7 and Windows 10
       18 Jul 2016 #1

    W10 on Eee Pc 701sd!

    I've just clean installed Windows 10 on my Eee PC 701sd (with 64gb ssd), which had Windows 7 on it - and used the tutorial for clean install without upgrading first, to activate.

    I have been having problems with Windows 7 on it recently after running it with that on for a few years. Since December the Windows Updates have had lots of issues and the machine is quite slow at Windows updates at the best of times, and it was due for a refresh, so thought I would try Windows 10 on it.

    It's worked better than I thought. Everything working well. The only issue (which I expected) is the screen resolution - it's not that bad, but slightly stretched (not that noticeable) and Windows didn't manage to find a driver for that. I had the same thing with Windows 7 and had to manually install an ACPI driver. Might try that again in compatibility mode (if I can find where I saved the driver).

    Anyway it runs fine without it. Windows 10 windows are all useable and resolution looks fine, and they fit on the page with the option to scroll down. My antivirus program page doesn't fit on the screen is the only issue so far but I can drag the screen. Internet is fine. Haven't tried anything else so far.

    But just wanted to share. I now have clean installs of Windows 10 running perfectly on:

    HP Pavilion DM4 1050ea
    Asus Eee PC 904HA (no issues there)

    And not quite perfect but pretty good on the Asus Eee PC 701sd. The 701sd is the one with the removable/upgradeable mini ssd, and I had upgraded it from 8gb to 64gb a few years ago, and 2gb Ram.
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  2. Posts : 103
    Windows 7 and Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       19 Jul 2016 #2

    Found the ACPI driver and installed it in Windows XP SP3 compatibility mode. It installed and the screen resolution options show up but don't seem to do anything if selected, so that didn't seem to work.

    I have read things about people extracting the .inf file from a driver, but could never work out how to do it. Can anyone advise on that please?
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  3.    19 Jul 2016 #3

    Hi , I actually have Win10 on my EeePC 1005HA after putting Win7 on it a few years ago too , did it a few months ago though, but I think I had to update the Intel Graphics Driver to get the Native 1024 x 600? , not sure if I used a standard intel driver or a hacked one like DanielK's though. You are Right though the standard Settings Window is to big for the screen but scrolls okay , Avast is an issue sometimes too.

    Not sure if your's uses intel graphics too?

    mine is the intel 945 Express Chipset but the driver is old , from 2009 according to Device Manager and is Version is
    (makes sense the EeePC is at least that old)
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  4. Posts : 103
    Windows 7 and Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       20 Jul 2016 #4

    Mine is Mobile Intel 915GM/GMS, 910GML Express Chipset family. I have the latest version from the Asus site for this model which is

    I can't remember what I did when I installed Windows 7 - but I'm sure I had to install the ACPI driver and possibly the VGA driver. Anyway tried installing the VGA driver in compatibility mode for Windows XP SP3 and Vista SP2 and no luck.

    Which is Daniel K's hacked driver please? I tried installing the ACPI yesterday but didn't like it and started from scratch again today just trying the VGA driver.
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  5. Posts : 103
    Windows 7 and Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       20 Jul 2016 #5

    Looking in device manager, the ACPI driver seems to have been installed by Windows anyway. So far I have set VGA driver to run in compatibility mode in XP sP3 and then tried to update it via device manager. It came up as recognising the driver and said it wasn't compatible for this version of Windows. So if you know of a hacked driver I'd be grateful

    I know it's old hardware but I have a box full of these, all in working order. This is the only one with 60GB ssd on. It's kind of a bit of a hobby collecting them and tinkering with them and I really like using them. Although the hobby is wearing a bit thin now I've tried our Son's ipod touch which is much faster. Windows 10 seems fast enough to me on one of these though - if I could sort the graphics driver.
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  6.    21 Jul 2016 #6

    sorry Hazel , didn't see your replies my Ten Forums emails have been going to junk mail the last 3 days , should of realised when I didn't see any "Ten" emails yesterday.

    The ACPI Driver is used by Windows for Power Management and ? as far as I know

    It was the VGA Driver for my Intel Graphics I messed with as the default Win10 driver does not include the Intel Control Panel Applet or Functions , at least it didn't ? my EeePc actually updated to Win10 version .494 yesterday

    A Win7 Graphics Driver should work under Win10 , try that not a Win XP or Vista one.

    Yes it is surprisingly good for a Netbook that came with XP , I don't use it a lot now as I also got myself a M$ Surface 3 with Rewards Points late last yr .

    I have Used Daniel K's hacked drivers for my computers SoundBlaster Soundcard for a number of yrs , but he also releases "fixes" for other things as , and when he needs them , I think all his Intel Graphics patch does is add the Control Panel back so you can adjust stuff
    just make sure your Chip is supported , I would still try the latest Win7 Driver 1st though from Intel. (not ASUS)
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  7. Posts : 103
    Windows 7 and Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       21 Jul 2016 #7

    Thanks that is really helpful - I'll check out that site :). I don't think there is a Windows 7 driver - I had to use the XP driver to run Windows 7 on the machine.
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  8.    21 Jul 2016 #8

    You must use your Google-foo Hazel :) intel is a no go you are right , I think it is because it is old enough that the VGA uses AGP but what about this one .........
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  9. Posts : 103
    Windows 7 and Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       22 Jul 2016 #9

    Brilliant! Thank you so much. Why can I never find anything like that on google lol. And it shows how to install the .inf which is what I never quite knew how to do - thanks. Off to try that ........
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  10.    22 Jul 2016 #10

    Good Luck !
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