Windows 7 Digital Download To Install On Netbooks Via USB (US Only)Written by Christian Milsom on October 28, 2009 · Filed under Software, Tech
With sales dwindling, the economy taking a nose dive and Vista failing to impress the masses Microsoft are pretty much jumping on any bandwagon going with the latest version of Windows, and now (after months, or quite possibly years, of rumblings) Windows 7 has been made officially available to the netbook market.
That isn’t to say that it would have been out of bounds to anyone with a netbook (they would just have to have gone through the irritatingly tedious method that I had to do with XP) but now it will be easy to just download Windows 7 onto a USB stick, which will then install it straight onto your ‘optical-drive-lacking’ device.
Whilst people may argue that ‘7’ is little more than a slimmed down Vista, and would therefore choose not to upgrade, unless you are clinically insane you will have XP on your netbook so Microsoft may well be onto a winner by making it more available to the netbook market as it will represent a significant upgrade without having to sacrifice any performance which is oh-so-crucial on a small machine.
However as you may have guessed this is only currently available in the US – a Microsoft spokesman kindly said “This option is available in the US, but we have nothing to officially announce in the UK at this stage,” but declined to explain why, which is both interesting and incredibly annoying!
Personally I am seriously considering choosing the option of putting Windows 7 onto my netbook (one way or another) as it will not only allow me to keep up with Windows 7, but will also allow me to get the best out of my netbook (especially when travelling). I won’t however be opting for it on my desktop as I have Vista… but that’s a whole different story!
Watch out for our upcoming article on how to install Windows 7 onto your netbook using a USB memory stick!
Via – PC Pro