EasyPeasy is a netbook operating system optimised for computers with little storage space, such as the early ASUS Eee PC models, which include small solid-state disks in lieu of traditional hard drives. EasyPeasy uses a simplified graphical interface and relies on "cloud storage." This means that your programs are stored on the Internet rather than on the computer itself. If you have an Eee PC with a small solid-state disk and a reliable Internet connection, you can install EasyPeasy if you are looking for a way to store additional programs on your computer.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- USB flash memory drive (1 GB or larger)
Open a Web browser and browse to the EasyPeasy website using the Resource link at the end of the article. Click the "Get EasyPeasy" button.
Click the "Download EasyPeasy" link to download the EasyPeasy installation disk image. Select the desktop when prompted to choose a download location. The disk image is 838 MB and may take a long time to download on some Internet connections.
Click the "Download the installer for Windows" link to download the installation disk creation utility. Select the desktop when prompted to choose a download location.
Insert a USB flash memory drive and double-click the file "unetbootin-windows-471.exe" on the desktop.
Select the "Disk Image" radio button, and then click the "..." radio button at the end of the line. Navigate to the file "EasyPeasy-1.6.iso" on the desktop and double-click it.
Confirm that the drop-down menu next to "Drive" displays the drive letter of the USB flash memory drive, and then click "OK" to create the installation disk for EasyPeasy.
Creating the EasyPeasy Installation Drive
Insert the EasyPeasy installation disk into an open USB port on the Eee PC, and turn the computer on.
Press the "Esc" key immediately after turning the computer on to change the boot device. Use the keyboard arrow keys to highlight the USB port, and press "Enter." The EasyPeasy logo appears on the screen, and after a moment the desktop appears.
Click the "Install EasyPeasy" icon.
Select your language, and then click "Forward."
Select your region and time zone, and then click "Forward."
Select your keyboard layout, and then click "Forward" twice.
Type your name. EasyPeasy automatically suggests a user name for you based on what you select. If you do not like the suggested user name, you can type a different one.
Enter the password that you would like to use when logging in to your computer, then re-enter it to confirm. Select a radio button on the bottom of the window to indicate whether you would like the computer to require you to enter the password each time you log in, and then click "Forward."
Click the "Install" button after verifying that all of the items displayed on the screen are correct. EasyPeasy installs itself on the computer using the options you have selected.
Click the "Restart Now" button to restart the computer and load EasyPeasy when the installation process is complete.
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