Re: asking for suggestions on ASUS netbooks

Norma A. Boge

Hi Jim,

This is such a coincidence, last night I charged up my Asus netbook for the first time in years. I'd like to be able to use mind to stream audio into my home stereo receiver. Anyway, please let me know if you find out anything and I'll do the same as I plan on researching this issue myself.


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Jim Ruby
Sent: Monday, March 23, 2020 6:11 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] asking for suggestions on asus netbooks


I have a couple of netbooks asus eee pc 1000ha and 1005he. They came with windows xp with an upgrade to windows 7 starter. I never did the upgrade to windows 7 starter and I no longer have the disk to re-install. I'd like to make use of these but am not sure if I can get a version of xp to re-install. Does anyone have any suggestions? The hd on both netbooks no longer have any recover partition. I had vinux on one, but that is no longer being maintained.

So my options at this point would be:

1 find and install xp, upgrade it to windows 7 starter and then upgrade to windows 10.

2. find some sort of flavor of linux distro that talks and has good accessability.

Does anyone have any ideas on either path? at this point I'm leaning tward option1 because all the distros of linux I've found either are dead, not being maintained or just don't work. btw: I'd like an iso of linux with speach installer. I've not had much luck.

I did try an install of windows 7 starter, but xp serial number won't work cause don't they change when you move to the upgrade to windows 7 starter?

Thanks for any help, suggestions and resources.

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