04-12-2011 17:03 - edited 04-12-2011 17:05
I bought a Kingston SSDNow V+180 SVP180S2/64G 64GB to replace the original HDD.
I had a lot of trouble cloning the drive (or actual the restore operation). Both restoring the Windows partition and the System partition failed.
I decide to start from scratch and just execute a clean install of Windows 7 Starter.
The advantage of this way is you only need a 4 Gb USB Flash Drive and no other hardware (besides the new 1.8 SSD...) This guide is also very useful when the original HDD is broken (and no system restore is available).
Ingredients (where to obtain is explained below):
- 1.8" SSD
- USB Flash Drive (minimum) 4Gb
- Windows 7 key of Booklet
- Windows 7 ISO file (x86 version)
- Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool
- Nokia Booklet Drivers
The Windows 7 key of the booklet can be found behind the battery. Just remove the battery pack and there is the original Microsoft Windows 7 product key.
As the Nokia Booklet doesn't have a DVD-ROM and it's not supplied with the Windows 7 DVD, you can download the Windows 7 ISO file from here (make sure it’s the x86 version):
I got this information from here: http://mrintech.com/download-iso-file-create-dvd-a
I also executed the "Remove Edition Configuration (EI.cfg) File from Windows 7 ISO", but wait until proceeding; I will come back to that...
Also download the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool from here:
Please note: nothing illegal is going on downloading this software!
Install and execute the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool.
When asked, select the ISO as source and the USB Flash Drive as target.
The tool formats the USB Flash Drive and the files are copied to it as well.
(I executed this on a Windows 7 machine, but I don't expect differences when executed on a XP machine).
When the tool is ready do the following.
Search on the USB Flash Drive for the file "ei.cfg"
I used the tool to remove this file from the ISO, but it was back on the Flash Drive .
You will have to remove it otherwise Windows 7 Home is installed (result: you can't use the original Booklet key).
How to replace the HDD for the SSD can be found over here:
Plug the USB Flash Drive into the Nokia Booklet and power the Booklet up.
Hit the F12 button and select the USB Flash Drive to boot from.
When asked, select Windows 7 Starter to install.
The installation takes a while, but in the end you will see the Windows 7 desktop and are almost ready.
It's very important to disable TRIM and you will see a an excellent performance increase when you execute the following:
Open the command prompt (for example):
Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt
fsutil behavior set disabledeletenotify 1
To check whether TRIM is disabled execute:
fsutil behavior query disabledeletenotify
The result should be: 1
Reboot the booklet, just to be sure.
Install the drivers from Nokia: http://europe.nokia.com/support/product-support/bo
Execute a Windows Update.
The Windows Experience Index shows me 5.9 with the SSD.
12-12-2011 14:39 - edited 12-12-2011 14:47
I see that you bought a relatively old SATA-300 drive.
Why didn't you buy a newer, cheaper and faster SATA-600 drive? Like the Crucial M4 or Adata S511?
Is the Booklet not compatible with SATA-600? Or the Sandforce-based SSDs?
The main reason I bought this disk is I didn't want to spent too much money on the disk.
Besides that I'm not sure the Booklet is compatible with SATA-600.
I have now installed the same drive, only 128 GB. The computer is much faster now.
Have you tried a disk speed test with CrystalMark?
I executed a test. It is supposed to show much faster speeds. Can you try the test?
Thanks for posting your step-by-step wolfbraht. I added a SSD to my booklet using the same method and had no problems.
I was having 2nd thoughts about doing it after reading some of the posts from people struggling with cloning drives etc. Doing a clean-install of Windows as you described was so simple.
Glad to be rid of that painfully slow clickety-click HDD!
You're welcome edmwnd!
I know it's not done to "advertise" but I bought a 1.8" enclosure for the 120 Gb HDD at Deal Extreme. art no 56272 (one of the few 1.8" enclosures with micro sata connection).
Makes the HDD useful after all.
First sorry by my bad english. Im from spain.
Many thanks by the post: "Booklet: clean install Windows 7 Starter on Kingston SSD". I used some point of this to reinstall W7 starter on my booklet, but I have some problems, if you can help me please.
I formated all the HDD on my booklet inclued the hide partition of restore SO. Reinstall the W7 starter edition but my booklet is so slow. I try to install the drivers but continous slow. Only installed the driver of chipset Intel. But continous slow.
What is the problem? The booklet is new. I cant undertand the slow.
Don't worry Reserter, your English is ok
Concerning your problem two things come to mind:
- did you disable TRIM? It's very important to disable this option because the chipset can't handle TRIM. After I disabled TRIM a serious improvement was noticeable.
- the reason of the clean install initially was because I wanted a SSD (solid state drive) instead of a HDD (hard disk drive). The factory installed HDD is slow and a SSD drive improves performance of the Nokia Booklet dramatically.
I would consider to buy a 1.8" SSD... The booklet starts up in an acceptable time and is really useful as a netbook now. (buy an enclosure for the original HDD and you have external storage as well).
Hi again. I dont disable TRIM because I have a original Hard disk HDD of Booklet. I dont think buy a SSD because I havent money for the moment, because I try to repair The booklet with the original HDD.
I try to probe with ubuntu 11, 9 and dont work the live CD 8ins this case can I say "live USB", but read it and freeze when load some files.
I think try to windows XP but can I have probles with the drivers.
I dont know to made other thing. Please helpme.
Pd. One question, why. The booklet work perfectly with windows 7 starter when I bougth it and work so slowly when reinstall cleaning the windows 7 starter.
Wheter you use a SSD or HDD you'll have to disable TRIM; the Booklet chipset can't handle TRIM commands... TRIM is enabled at your booklet; that's why it's slow...
Ahh ok I think that disable TRIM is only for SSD and not for HDD.
I has try it but have other problem. When execute the command: "fsutil behavior set disabledeletenotify 1", W7 show me a message that I cant execute this commans, because I dont be a Administrator user. I try to activate the user administrator from Explorer-Proporties-Magane-Users. But my W7 is freezer and I have to reset it.
Please you know other way to activate the administrator user?.
Finallity I actived the administrator user by the command prompt. And disable TRIM, but the W7 continous slow (not how when TRIM is active), and it freezer and I have to reset when for example i make click in the inicio button.
I dont know that to make for resolve the problem.
Did you check TRIM is disabled? And don't forget to install the drivers.
Otherwise I have no idea of your slow Booklet...
Finality I reinstall the W7 and disable de TRIM. Install de drivers and the booklet work. The speed is regular, but better than behind to disable the TRIM. I think that the processador (1.7 Gz) more the only 1GB of RAM isnt suficient to work with W7 starter edition.
Many thanks for all. If I can help to others user with my experiencie, tell me please.
Is there anyone who can help me? I exchanged the internal hard drive for the Kingston SSD recommended and everyone went well. However, when I pushed the start button, the computer will now not turn on. When I plug in the charger, the blue charger light works fine but the blinking battery light is red. After attempting to charge overnight, again the computer will not TURN ON. After contacting Nokia Tech Assistance (which is probably the worst I've known in 20 years) they tell me they will have a "Booklet Specialist" call me back. NO CALL BACK.
Is there anyone out there who has had the same problem...even without changing the drive. It just will not turn on...even when plugged into the outlet. I check the voltage coming out of the charger and it is all correct.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
I've had the same problem in the beginning... As far as I can remember it had something to do with the wires leading to the start button. (I thought I screwed up my Booklet as well).
What helped (to be sure the Booklet still works) was to start up the booklet while the keyboard was removed (but not disconnected). Actually when you can see the harddisk (or SSD in this case). As the power button is just behind the battery, remove and re-attach the battery. Make sure no wires are pressed in a mechanical way. It was a strange problem, but I have no problem at all anymore.
Thanks for your advice. However, the power switch is hard soldered to the mother board. The red and black wires going around the cover with the torx screws are not connected to the power switch. I tried your fix but still the computer does not turn on.
When I plug the charger in, I see the blue "plug" light glow but the red "battery" light pulses on and off and the color is red. Prior to the upgrade it never did this. So, I'm wondering if this has something or nothing to do with my problem.
Any other suggestions you or anyone might have would be appreciated. Again, thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I love the size of this machine and he form factor so I'd like to get it working.
Thanks so much.
Thank you Wolfbracht for this guide, I have successfully installed win7 starter on a Samsung PM800 128GB SSD. The first problem I had was that I had to activate windows online before Bill Gates would permit me to run the fsutils command.
The second is that the drivers available from Nokia support don't seem to include the driver for the 3G modem, which windows reports as a Globetrotter HSUPA.
I am uncertain how to obtain this,as I can't find Globe Trotter on the net, and the driver download sites want me to install their software for downloading drivers, which I don't trust. Any pointers welcome.