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Pushing Windows 7 Starter to an extreme.

by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 27, 2010 3:54 AM PDT

At the office we need test rigs to see if we'll incorporate a given setup into the development setup. In this post I'll share something that pushes Windows 7 Starter to what some think is the extreme and share that it all works albeit slowly.

The host machine is that 228 buck Emachine netbook you find out there with Windows 7 Starter and the 250GB hard drive.

We loaded it up with Visual Studio 2008 (VS2008), Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC) and connected up a Windows Mobile device (this time a HTC Touch Pro 2.) To really push the envelope we installed MobileR so we could run the app in the VS2008 and see the results on the netbook screen. To help us mouse along we used a Logitech v450 Nano Mouse.

We were pleasantly surprised that it worked. Yes it was slow but it proved how far this little machine could take you.

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