HP 2133 with Windows 7
Windows 7 is an excellent operating system as far as I can tell. It's like Vista without all the annoyances. I had sent the mininote back to HP because the OS kept freezing and had tried all fixes suggested by various support forums. HP replace the motherboard and did a fresh install of the XP Pro OS, and yet the freezing continued. No mouse, no keyboard, no nothing. Couldn't even shut down with Ctrl-Alt-Del. I didn't know if it was a hardware issue or a software issue, driver, etc. Very frustrating. So eventually I just quit using the machine.
Now with Windows 7 no freezing up. Works like a dream! I actually do like Vista because all my computers with the exception of the netbook have lots of powerful hardware to handle it. But Win 7 seems able to run on just about any config. Bravo, Microsoft for getting this one right! I'm very excited about finally having a netbook that just works, and that I can depend on.
Anyone put Windows 7 on their mini-note?
Except for the freezes. I have the same problem you are describing, but I have them regardless of what OS I've been using. It seems to be coupled to the wireless card, since the freezes only occur when connected wirelessly, never otherwise. They are the sole disappointment to this otherwise great computer.
I almost forgot my other frustration with it - could never get the express card slot to work with my ATT broadband card. Searched the web and found out I wasn't the only one. No solution to that either. Ticked me off because that and the keyboard were one of the main reasons I choose the HP as my netbook. Long hours with both HP and ATT tech support on the phone solved nothing. Finally, ATT agreed to swap me out to a usb connect device so I had forgotten about that issue.
If it is the wireless that will be a fatal flaw for me since I use it mostly as a "net" book. Ah, the perils of being an early adopter. Nevertheless I will keep my fingers crossed that it finally behaves now that I have put Win 7 on it.
looks like i do have the same problem with freezes.
but it strarted most recently . thought I coul fix it by clean reeinstall win XP. maybe not..
I cannot agree with the wifi adapter cousing the probmlem I thing i got freezes with it switched of, as well.
I will keep an eye on that.
I even got a freeze using a knoppix live cd !!
express card slot:
my slot works fine, using a UMTS card for internet access. and every other device I tryed. But: since I got a MOGO bluetooth mouse, which is build to be charged in the express card slot I realysed that the power supply by the slot is not enough for charging the mouse. the HP support confirmes everything is ok with the slot itself. so i keep charging it in my girlfriends laptop...
no way to fix that, as I think
btw, it does charge in the Hp mini 2140, bad luck ...