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September 14th 2011 2:52 am

Windows 8 on the Blade

I'm downloading Windows 8 right now.

I took a look a the system requirements and saw that my blade matches the minimum specs pretty closely.
  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
  • Taking advantage of touch input requires a screen that supports multi-touch
S10 has a 2 Ghz Intel Z550, so that is above the minimum spec, 1 GB of RAM that can hopefully still be augmented via Readyboost, plenty of room on the SSD, Intel integrated graphics and even a resistive multitouch screen.

I figure this will be a good test of how well a computer near the minimum system requirements can handle Windows 8 and allow me to be able to take advantage of the touchscreen better then Windows 7 could.

Anybody else with a blade or other netvertible going to try this?

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I'm going to give it a try on the JooJoo. Hopefully, it'll actually make it decent, but I'm not keeping my hopes up.
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How well does that the JooJoo run Windows 7? The system requirements are similar to Windows 8, so that should be a decent approximation.
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I actually haven't tried any other OS on the thing other than the custom Linux OS on it. It's just been sitting around. I'll give it a go and see how it fairs.
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Good luck.
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