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Gigabyte m912 Tablet running Windows 7




Here’s another reason why Windows 7 is looking to be a better OS — I installed it on a touchscreen netbook (Gigabyte M912) and worked like a charm.

This netbook was running Windows Vista before it was upgraded to Windows 7. There was definitely some improvement in performance and the Gigabyte m912 was more responsive.

Windows 7 came with a virtual keyboard tool that floats on the desktop so you can just pull it out when you want to input come text. Windows Gadgets for memory monitoring showed 65% RAM usage on idle (for the 1GB installed RAM). I guess adding another 1GB stick would make this tablet run better.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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13 Responses

  1. Calvin says:

    nice nice. yan din problema ko if i want to type in tablet form. i had to use a separate software to activate a touchscreen keyboard.

  2. sky says:

    Well, MS is touting 7 as having better touch functionality for these kinds of laptops, so it’s good to see it in action.

  3. Reggie says:

    how did the installation process go? was it easy? i might install the beta too one of these days when i’m not busy.

  4. yuga says:

    Went very well actually without any problems. I used an external DVD drive to install the OS and took about 3 hours since I just left it alone.

  5. jhay says:

    Looks like Microsoft has done something good this time around.

    If this would go on, Windows 7 could definitely renew MS and get rid of the curse of Vista.

  6. Reggie says:

    hmmm, how about the drivers for the touchscreen? will they still work after the installation? that’s my main concern for the M912

  7. silk says:

    Get temperature monitoring installed Yuga. When I put the Windows 7 beta on my M912, temps shot up after about 30 minutes.

    BTW, that slide out keyboard is also, basically, available on Vista. Win7 just make sit a bit more present.

  8. jermac12 says:

    will Windows 7 beta run on a Pentium M 1.5ghz with only 224mb ram…

    i have a computer with dual-core processor but i want to test it myself since my family uses the computer a lot, my big sister will complain if there’s an error and she would like me to return WinXP x64…

    and i have no choice but to follow her, she’s in college and she needs a comfortable-to-use computer..

    she even hates office 2007… because she is afraid of learning new things about computer..
    she still prefer office2003 or officeXP

    i hope Windows 7 will run on a Pentium M Laptop with JUST 224MB

  9. padrinos says:

    a little problems with 7 ultimate build 7068, m912 won’t recognize as tablet pc..

    any ideas?

  10. i have one of the first m912s and its just so slow running vista, and with stuff my kids put on it, so swaping os to 7 looks good if it will speed up. also will do the recommendation you have about adding more memory as i’m up to about 75% of ram…aaggghh! Will try the swap with the dvd drive.

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