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Found 23rd Jan 2009
okay i just brought my mum a Acer Aspire One AOA150-Ab Netbook from asda and her o2 mobile broadband has arrived but i have never set one of these things up before and am having trouble getting started can anyone shed any light as to if i need to download any software before i can use the o2 usb modem? the instructions arent very helpful cheers for any advice xx

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Assuming it's got XP on it

plug it in, let it autoplay and sit back

may need a reboot but that's about it, all software is on the stick :thumbsup:

If it's Linux I don't know,but there are plenty that do

If Your running linux i recommend you download windows 7 beta and install it. Its very easy and simple and if you want I'll write you a little guide on how to do it. With W7 setting up your o2 broadband will be plug and play.

I had the same problem with my aspire one and o2 dongle. I just took my dongle back and got the orange icon 225 dongle it worked straight out of the box. no software updates.
I won the orange dongle on ebay for 20quid and a pay as you go sim card for 1.46.

Lunix is great when you get going. take the time to get used to it it runs faster smoother and better than windows and the virus risk is virtually nill. I am running linpus lite (the same as yours) and its fantastic

IceRaptor;4166628

If Your running linux i recommend you download windows 7 beta and install … If Your running linux i recommend you download windows 7 beta and install it. Its very easy and simple and if you want I'll write you a little guide on how to do it. With W7 setting up your o2 broadband will be plug and play.



what's Windows 7 like on an atom processor?

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IceRaptor;4166628

If Your running linux i recommend you download windows 7 beta and install … If Your running linux i recommend you download windows 7 beta and install it. Its very easy and simple and if you want I'll write you a little guide on how to do it. With W7 setting up your o2 broadband will be plug and play.



yeah that would be great thanx :thumbsup:

Tillboy;4166932

what's Windows 7 like on an atom processor?


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Very good - check out the main thread regarding the deal for the Acer Aspire One 150-AB and you can see the feedback from the other members that have it along with multiple links for covering how to install Windows XP, Vista & 7 Beta.

hotukdeals.com/ite…205

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

Tillboy;4166932

what's Windows 7 like on an atom processor?



practically as fast as XP but brilliant compatibility wise. Most drivers automatically install and it has a much nicer look. The Os itself is also much easier to use.

bellows;4167193

yeah that would be great thanx :thumbsup:



Someone beat me to it and they did a good job so just read this post but ignore the info on partition magic because you don't really need to Dual Boot.

aspireoneuser.com/for…194

Also once installed you may need to install 2 of the correct drivers from here:
croftophile.fr/pil…exe
[url]ftp://ftp.work.acer-euro.com/netbook/aspire_one_150/driver/CardRdr_Jmicron_v.1.00.16.01.zip[/url]

after that everything should be fine.
btw i really recommend you upgrade its definitely worth it.

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smurfuk76;4166865

Lunix is great when you get going. take the time to get used to it it … Lunix is great when you get going. take the time to get used to it it runs faster smoother and better than windows and the virus risk is virtually nill. I am running linpus lite (the same as yours) and its fantastic



How do you get it to play divx?
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