This will prove to be an interesting project and certainly a challenge since there are no post options of any kind seen as the Win 7 CE OS image loads immediately.You see a flashing screll tab with "loading Win OS image" on the Syvania SYNET7WIC Smartbook according to the Start guide while newegg lists it as a netbook seen at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834684001
Without any boot option that leaves out the possible boot from flash drive alternative and the Joli - OS served based OS is also out since the installer is seen as "not a valid win32 application".
This will actually be the second time I will be looking everything over on besides the original inspection when first ordered. The product information is another problem since there was never much provided even by Sylvania. There is an OS fix I found at the support site however that may repair the inability to install anything so far even a system imformation program.
I had to notice the comment in Post #4 on the thread there about not having a bios since all you see is the Win OS image loading screen appear immediately. Without any live boot option there also isn't any way to make a backup image of the small SSD it uses and likely no way to swap the SSD out for a larger one. I will be going over the links on the rhread there however to see what if any options would work.
I tried all tried all 3 usb ports one on the rear and two on the side and none were ready to load the live stick. I have to wonder if a VHD would be possible in order to set up a dual boot of some type or at least the second OS to be placed on a flash drive that would need to be plugged in since the unit lacks any options.
A 1gb the owner provided(one of two provided one was no good at all) was able to see the http://www.jolicloud.com
iso downloaded written to it and am booted live from that for this update. Not being able to boot live from it when it is plugged into the Sylvania however wouldn't allow that installer to run or any other live project such booting from a live source to install a new boot loader.
The thread on the other site mentioned not being to link the netbook with a desktop in an eefort to see a distro flashed fully to replace the embedded Windows. That was right about the time the battery low warning came up since it hasn't been recharged since it was first bought in September! Too bad you can't replace the SSDs in them for something a little larger or substitute a 32gb flash drive while the thread mentions using an SD Card as another option.