MSI Wind U100 and Vista (

MSI Wind PC Kevin over at has put together the second part of a look at the 10″ MSI Wind U100, with a special emphasis on running Microsoft Windows Vista.

He loaded Windows Vista Home Basic onto a Wind that’s powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 1GB DDR2 memory, and an 80GB 2.5″ hard drive.

As he notes, MSI is not officially supporting Windows Vista on the Wind U100 (at least not for now). He was able to get drivers loaded for the networking (both wireless and wired) as well as the card readers by loading drivers for Windows XP off of the MSI site.

He disabled a few “features” of Vista (System Restore, etc.) and found the experience better than anticipated. The little sub-notebook even saw an increase in battery life in Vista versus Windows XP.