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I just bought a Tim Hortons net book , e700 Wince series , browser will not browse, would it be possible to install a different operating system on this little thing . If not , would it be possible to update the ce 6 to something higher, or the browser at least, thanks for any suggestions .

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Why did you buy it?  :mrgreen:  These things mostly run with what they come - they just don't have the computing power to run anything else - that WinCE that it has on it - it is a customized version of Windows already. And if it does not run OK for you, you would be better off returning it.


There is an update allegedly: https://www.microsof...s.aspx?id=41927



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first Q too, why did you buy it, it's from 2010. after Windows CE 6 (from 2006) was Windows CE 7 (from 2011)

but i don't think your hardware will work with it. if this is the hardware you have:


CPU: VIA WM VT8500 ( ARM 926EJ-S )


A. It is very, very likely that getting a proper Linux environment to run on the thing will take you a huge amount of time


B. Hardware support on Linux might not be very good (for instance some peripherals might not work)


C. The computing power of this device is very, very low. No matter the software, the hardware is not powerful enough even to stream YouTube videos.


With all this in mind, I think the most efficient solution for you would be to buy a cheap (but recent) Atom-based, Ubuntu-supported Netbook.

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