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I don't see why not - the Asus does ship with a CD that contains all the windows drivers for the hardware, but I know that's aimed at XP so you may need to do some digging to get to the stuff for 2000.

Of course if you're going to slap that memory hungry OS on it you may want to upgrade the RAM to as much as you can squeeze in there.

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Hi everyone.I bought the EE PC a coouple of weeks ago
& am very pleased with it,very easy to use.
Have thought about upgrading the Ram but,was told by the
place I got it ( YO_YO Tech in the Tottenham Ct Rd ) That it invalidates
the warranty,so,will consider this.
Price by the way was £219.00
Am going to Morocco on my bike this week so,will be interesting to see
how it performs

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Hi everyone.I bought the EE PC a coouple of weeks ago
& am very pleased with it,very easy to use.
Have thought about upgrading the Ram but,was told by the
place I got it ( YO_YO Tech in the Tottenham Ct Rd ) That it invalidates
the warranty,so,will consider this.
Price by the way was £219.00
Am going to Morocco on my bike this week so,will be interesting to see
how it performs

Cheers Paul
Would be really interested in hearing how it plays out whilst in Morocco - a good on the road report would be read with much interest here I suspect!

Re upgrading the RAM - Asus have now announced that they are going to honour all warranties even if you break the seal on the RAM cover... see here

Upgrade RAM on Asus Eee PC Without Voiding Warranty
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I'd love an EeePC and would prefer Windows so I'm wondering wouldn't it be possible to put an older version of Windows on it? I'm still happily running Win2000 on my PC of a 512Mb HD with a 160Gb slave for everything else.

So, I'm thinking couldn't I just pop Win2000 on the Asus?
Hi All, I had the same idea...how about win98? stillnet workable, supports usb devices etc and most of all takes even less space on the main drive!!!! Just a thought...
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Yup I'd thought Win98 SE too, but figured that'd be really going back into the past in terms of finding supported software. That said I've got an old hD somewhere which has Win98SE and a whole load of supported software on it including all the downloaded installers, so I could try it.
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Looking into it further the drivers that are supplied on the CD only work with XP and not with previous systems.... but in theory you should be able to identify the hardware then get the drivers (one way or another).

But rather you than me!
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Yup, Googling a bit did seem to suggest it'd be a waste of time, however...

For the Mac lovers amongst us HERE's someone with OSX on their EeePC.
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Yup, Googling a bit did seem to suggest it'd be a waste of time, however...

For the Mac lovers amongst us HERE's someone with OSX on their EeePC.
very cool indeed - I'd like to find out more about how well it runs.....

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I spoke a few posts ago about Asus not voiding warranties if you install your own RAM - at the time I couldn't find the relevant press release from Asus... but here it is from the horses mouth... removing the sticker over the RAM access port will NOT void the warranty

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
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I spoke a few posts ago about Asus not voiding warranties if you install your own RAM - at the time I couldn't find the relevant press release from Asus... but here it is from the horses mouth... removing the sticker over the RAM access port will NOT void the warranty

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
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Well researched!!Will definately upgrade the Ram now.
My baby loaded onto truck today,hope to see her again in Malaga on Saturday (fingers crossed )
I will load Windows XP before I go, as,the Linux mystifies me somewhat (nearly 60 you see ) but see no problems as long as I have plenty of flash drives.
My only problem is charging from my bike,but I suppose it,ll be okay if I just stay in Hotels,(not very romantic,but comfortable )

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I got my hands on an Asus today and I'm very impressed by it, it was the 8gb with XP on it and I have to say it worked better than the 8 year old clunking desktop I'm using to type this on.

The only downside, they don't seem to have a French AZERTY keyboard yet, only QWERTY, so my touch typing just left me with total gobbledegook. Even though I'm English I've got so used to AZERTY and I know prefer it.

Still I'm sure one will appear.
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I got my hands on an Asus today and I'm very impressed by it, it was the 8gb with XP on it and I have to say it worked better than the 8 year old clunking desktop I'm using to type this on.

The only downside, they don't seem to have a French AZERTY keyboard yet, only QWERTY, so my touch typing just left me with total gobbledegook. Even though I'm English I've got so used to AZERTY and I know prefer it.

Still I'm sure one will appear.
Hi Alex, just a querie..where did you get the 8mb machine from? not seen one in uk 4 sale yet!
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I've got a friend who is the whole PC, laptop digital doodads buyer for Tescos, and he happened to have one for errrr "testing purposes". I'm kind of hoping he decides it needs a very very long consumer test in rough conditions...
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Very handy!

I'm still waiting on the mac front but I just know the Asus is actually going to win.

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Okay - so I don't actually need this kit until June so I'm happy to hang off and see what comes along.. and just as I'd pretty much decided to go with the mac Asus turn around and announce that in Q2 they're releasing new machines with wi-max support and a larger screen supporting 1024x 768 resolution

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Umpc?

I've just read about another ASUS product which is a PDA style touch screen tablet PC.



HERE and HERE

4.8-inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display; built-in GPS (link up seamlessly to Google Maps, and the R50A will know your exact location) ; WIFI; Bluetooth; webcam and microphone; 3G / 3.5G data; and built-in TV tuner.

Not certain about the TV tuner, but the rest looks good. No keyboard though, but perhaps for blogging it'd be fine and perhaps there's a driver for a flexible keyboard like the one I have for my phone.
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