It's never easy is it!
Thank you both for your help.
spandey wrote:I guess Windows 7 came as pre-installed in this Eeepc without Windows 7 DVD.
Absolutely correct! Bought it brand new at a too-good-to-refuse introductory discount of around $100 before I fell in lust with Linux. Who needed disks? It's been a gem of a unit for our not too infrequent travels but its performance worsens with each annoying MS/Adobe/Avast/AsusLive update.
Vincent Vermeulen wrote:Perhaps also look for some Asus EeePC forums
Great idea. I've been there before but had completely forgotten all about them (too wrapped up in this forum these days!).
Reading there, people are saying that they're not experiencing major problems with replacing Windows so that's the likely option. Except..., every Mint flavour I've tried to run from LiveUSB has been problematical in one way or another and the unit has proven so useful to us I'd hate to turn it into a doorstop. I thought running dual mode would let me iron out kinks with a safety net.
I'm not au fait
with extended partitioning and don't really feel like exploring that solution (there's enough of a learning curve with Mint). So it looks like we're back to square one!
Thanks again for your input. You'll undoubtedly see yet another thread about this on-going saga.