I have this old NC10 running XP and now I think it’s about time to either upgrade it to a newer OS because XP will not be serviced and updated anymore or dump it. What shall I be aware of? Can I just buy a Win 8 cd and make a clean install or is there something that I shall do first. Is there a “manual” somewhere? I know there is a problem with the resolution, so you can’t run Metro apps, but I don’t care about these apps. I just want the desktop and work from there. I have Win 8 on my work pc so I’m familiar with it.
Some might say that I should install Win 7 instead, but the price for a Win 7 cd is twice the price of a Win 8.
Thanks for helping me out.
Installed the preview on a server and remote desktoped to it from the NC10 just to see how it will display on it.
Sadly all the Metro apps won’t run and the resolution is claimed to be too low. That’s at the native 1024×600. Sure you can make it run 1024×768 which apparently is the minimum required, but it will look bad.
So Win 8 + NC10 = No good. Unless you stick to the classic desktop, but then may as well stick with Win7 or XP (and Win7 runs really nicely on the NC10).
it is a mere 700Mb (slightly less actually 688) and is FREE.
copy the 32 bit iso from here… https://www.linuxdistrocommunity.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=1801
Burn it to a CD or a 2Gb Pendrive and insert it into your NC10 – set it to boot from USB… then power ON…
you can see it in action (a Live CD version) but you cannot save things if it is not installed…
Linux Lite uses Firefox, but once installed (it will not ‘save as a Live CD) – from the opening page of Firefox, there’s usually a link to download Chrome if you prefer a Google Browser.
If you know how to use the command line in Windows C: it is only slightly different in Linux… Mind you, I HAVE NOT YET needed to go to the command line except for MAJOR changes which the average user will not need.
Go On! You Know you want to try Linux once in your life… (it is also very much safer – virus wise (Tho’ there are some out there!).).
Last night I did it! I installed Windows 8 Pro on my NC10. The update went very well, no fuss at all. It even kept all my personal files. First thing I did after install was to go into regedit to do a downscaling, so it can run the Metro apps. Not because I will use them, but just in case. Screen looks a little stretch but not much. Maybe later I will change it back to 1024×600 as I will only be using the desktop. I have set it up so it opens straight to the desktop from Start. So far everything runs quick and well. When I get some more time I will start exploring more.
Now I updated it to Windows 8.1 Pro. I’m using resolution 1024×600 and have skipped all the apps. Installed Office and other desktop programs and everything is quick and working well.
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