ceehoppy1st wrote:Yes, dump Vista & the rcovery partition. Do a full reformat & fresh install. Win7 works pretty good on a 1GB ram UX. Just find Win7 driver packs in the software forum (I prefer Gabe's ver1.2) AND READ THE INSTRUCTIONS. Camera & button problems can fixed/ avoided without too much fuss if you do what the readme file says.
A couple things to think about. Win7 is desighned to run on ssd. XP can run but requires some tweaks (partition alignment, periodic cleaning, etc.) Win7 uses more resources; booted & idling, my Win7 install has about 350-400 MB free ram. XP has 700 MB free.
Do SSD drives use the same formatting procedures as SATA drives, meaning if I was to get a full version of WIN 7 just let it format and install? Would it make any sense to relaod the original Sony drivers from Sony after Win 7 or just go to Gabe's 1.2 directly?