Thursday, February 05, 2009

One More Thing...

My blog site is officially moved to its final home:   If you have subscribe my feed, please come to my new blog and re-subscribe again.  Thanks.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009


I have been using Blogger/Blogspot for the past few years since Google bought Blogger.  However, after so many years, it seems there is nothing innovated happening here.  Themes are still suck.  Very limited functionality.

Now, I officially announce this blog is permanently moved to WordPress. I will not post any new entry into blogger anymore. Please visit me in my new blog. Thanks.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Tutorial: Acer Aspire One + Windows 7 Beta (Build 7000)

I have installed Ubuntu 8.10 on my Acer Aspire one since the day I bought it last year. It works great but I'm getting bored of using it. Yesterday, I reinstalled the small machine with Windows 7 Beta. Windows 7 really has a big improvement on battery usage and performance. Startup time is very fast and everything works fine except my wireless adaptor doesn't work very well and missing the touchpad driver.

Luckily, I fixed the problem by download the latest Synaptics Driver and Atheros Driver.

Also, I installed Windows 7 Beta by using a 8GB USB drive. I made the USB drive bootable by using the following steps:

  1. Run diskpart on a Windows Vista machine as Administrator
  2. Type list disk to find out what is the disk number of my USB drive. In my case, it's disk 5
  3. Type select disk 5
  4. Type clean
  5. Type create partition primary
  6. Type select partition 1
  7. Type active
  8. Type format fs=fat32 quick
  9. Type quit to exit
  10. If you have Daemon Tools Lite installed, you can use it to mount the Windows 7 Beta ISO image and copy all the files into the USB drive. I don't have Daemon Tools installed on my parents Windows Vista, so I use my Mac to mount the ISO image.