05-28-2009 06:02 AM
More of an FYI than a question...
I've been running Windows 7 (release candidate build 7100) on an ideapad U110 for 2 weeks now, and it is great! The install takes a looooong time (via the USB DVD drive), but it finds all the drivers automatically, with no need to download anything separately.
Speed wise, it is a lot faster than Vista which came with the machine (boot up is about 30 seconds total). When idle, the task manager is reporting a baseline of 5-600MB of RAM usage, compared to over 1GB in Vista (business). On a 3GB machine, this makes a huge difference in speed. Programs load a lot faster, and so far no compatibility issues with any software. Battery life also seems to be improved a bit, due to better power management.
For anyone sitting on the fence regarding windows 7, go for it, you will not regret it.
05-29-2009 08:46 AM
I have been using Windows 7 RC on U110 as well. And yes I found it boots a lot faster than Vista, after installing the Energy Management Software basically I got everything working including the on screen display of touch-sensitive keys like volume up/down/mute, etc.
I would recommend everyone to upgrade ot Windows 7 if possible.
05-31-2009 03:47 PM
Installing Windows 7 RC 7137 on my new U330. Didn't like VIsta at all with it's slow start-up time. will update with results.
ps, i'm doing a custom "clean" install with the CD drive.
06-01-2009 03:50 PM
I'm running 7127 x64 on my X200s at the moment. Have to sya it's much better than Vista. I was using all the Vista drivers and had everything working (Hotkey included... that needed some coaxing!) but now that there are Windows7-specific versions out, that should make it significantly easier.
Wondering if I should install 7137 or wait until the next leaked release..