I bought this in early 2013. It came pre-installed with Win 7. I was able to get it up and running in less than 20 minutes. Our intended use was for email, Facebook, lite internet browsing and Netflix movie streaming. Under Win 7, it does well for these simple tasks. This netbook does not have a DVD drive, so I had to use an external DVD drive to watch DVDs and to install additional programs to the computer. I hooked my external drive up using the USB ports and it worked fine. The netbook recognized my DVD drive automatically. I downgraded to WinXP, installed anti-virus software, MS Office 2007, picture viewer, and movie player programs. I note that under WinXP, it seems to run lighter and a bit quicker, even though it only has 1GB RAM. Issues: Under XP, I could not make the internal wireless WIFI to work. I could not find the XP drivers to run the WiFi. So I ended up using a USB WiFi stick or hooking it by wired connection to my modem to access the internet. Do not expect to run heavy duty programs such as Photoshop, or other heavy graphics programs on this machine. Neither should you have many programs open simultaneously while using it. (i.e. having Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook open at the same time). With a slow processor, 1GB RAM, and slow hard drive speed, it will run slow or freeze on you. Again, it will be good for light computer use and is very portable to bring around. You can use MS Word to write letters, and MS Excel to do spreadsheets as long as you run them individually. The battery goes 3hrs for my use.
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