Windows 7 on Acer Aspire One D250

I think I will like Windows 7.  I completely skipped Windows Vista,  both in business and at home.  Windows XP is still everywhere on all my computers. But Windows 7, especially 64 bit,  is inevitable. XP is aging and it will be out of the mainstream in a couple of years. Just like Windows 98 SE, great OS’es, a pleasure to use most of the time, but part of history now. While Windows 98  SE was not always stable, Windows XP was the first Microsoft OS as stable and versatile as you can expect for software and well, very well supported … Continue reading Windows 7 on Acer Aspire One D250

Acer Aspire One D250 D2D recovery and Windows 7

Enjoying my Acer Aspire One with XP! But Windows 7 is the way of the future, so I am tempted to upgrade, once I have a permanent W7 license for it.  EIT november 1st 2009: Windows 7 is now isntalled, read here) I am studying how to protect the D2D eRecovery facility. At boot time all Acers Aspire notebooks  have a D2D (disk 2 disk) restore facility, activated by pressing ALT-F10 at boot time. It works by having a special MBR and a hidden partition of 7 GB with a fresh OEM XP install. Installing Windows 7 will for sure change … Continue reading Acer Aspire One D250 D2D recovery and Windows 7

Delphi 7 and Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 32 and 64 bit.

As you can see in this blog, I recently started programming again in Pascal, eh, Delphi Object Pascal. The version I use (since it is the last version close to traditional Windows programming) is version 7. The best version to use, is the version that floats around as Delphi 7.2 Second Edition (search a torrent site) which is a trimmed and bugfixed small package. Of course this package runs fine on Windows XP. But how on Windows 7 (and 8!)? This is how I got it to work. Installation Make sure you run this as administrator, you will need the … Continue reading Delphi 7 and Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 32 and 64 bit.

Acer Aspire One D250

I have been thinking about it some time now,  what to take as computing device on the road. When I am traveling my faithful Ipaq (4350) serves me well, since 2006. Playing mp3, watching video, it all went well. Accessing internet via wireless if available. And will do so in the future, good in the airplane or train or bus for music and movies. With three batteries I can fill several hours, It is old by current  standards,  and replacement by a modern pda will be  expensive, since they became smart phones like Windows Mobile or Android based. But a pda/smartphone could … Continue reading Acer Aspire One D250