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Xp Installation On A Vista Laptop


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#1 neilhumphreys

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 01:15 PM

Hi Guys

I am not sure if this is the right forum but here goes, I have a toshiba Satelite A135-S4527 running windows Vista. I want to change the operating system to XP Home.

I did get XP installed but I had no networking, internet or other peripharels. I am not sure what to do next?

Any help would be truly appreciated

Heres hoping

Neil

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 01:36 PM

You need to install the drivers for all those things.

If you go to the Toshiba website you will notice they don't have drivers for Windows XP, only Vista!

So that means you're gonna have to do some deeper searching for the drivers. Do you know what the maker and model of your graphics card, wifi card, network card, etc ? Post them here and we can help you search for them.

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 01:40 PM

Use either Belarc or Everest v1.51 to find the maker and model of the devices install on your computer. List those devices here and we will help you find them.

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 02:05 PM

Thanks Guys

I will have to re install Vista to find out what drivers I need.

I will get back to you in a couple of days

Thanks again guys

Neil

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 02:08 PM

Thanks Guys

I will have to re install Vista to find out what drivers I need.

I will get back to you in a couple of days

Thanks again guys

Neil


I believe you don't have to do that. The programs that acklan posted will tell you what your computer has in Windows XP. At least try those programs and see if they give you the info you need. It's a lot of work to install Vista and then the Vista drivers again.

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 03:36 PM

I found the specification on the computer. Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527
With this we should be able to find your drivers. Lets start with the networking so you can download most of it to your computer.

We will look for the Atheros SuperAG wifi drivers. for now. Do you have wireless access?

Here are the video drivers. Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950

Be back in a while.
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Posted 23 August 2007 - 07:21 PM

To caryy on what acklan was saying, find another laptop that has the identical Atheros SuperAG card in it and also comes with XP. Then, go to the PC manufacturer's site and download the XP driver. It should work just fine. It's the manufacturer of the LAN module that wrote the driver, not the PC manufacturer.

The same will be true of the audio chip/module.

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 09:31 AM

Hi Acklan

thanks for your help, should I save these drivers to a CD and then install them onto the laptop? Yes I do have a wireless connection and also have another PC that I can look up the drivers on.

Please let me know

Neil

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 11:46 AM

Hi neilhumphreys. Yes, when you gather all the drivers you need then it's easiest to eitther burn them to a CD or copy them to a USB flash drive if you have one. If you do have a flash drive then use it to copy the drivers instead of burning them to a CD right away. Install them and verify that each one works properly. When you have verified them all then that's the best time to finally burn them to a CD (and label the CD with a permanent marker, preferably a fine-tip) and store the disc in a safe place in case/when you need to reinstall XP again.

Drivers often are given really cryptic names. When I need to copy drivers to another PC I first create folders for each one: AUDIO, LAN, WIRELESS, MODEM, GARPHICS, CHIPSET, USB (sometimes). Copy each driver to its appropriate folder. Then copy or burn the entire group of folders to the new box. This way if one (or more) drivers isn't the right one then you won't have to figure out which particular driver file needs to be replaced.

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 08:11 PM

Hi Guys

I have just got around to checking the system using Belarc. Listed below is what it reports:-

Operating System System Model
Windows Vista Home Premium (build 6000) TOSHIBA Satellite A135 PSAD0U-05400P
System Serial Number: 47397474K
Enclosure Type: Notebook
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
1.73 gigahertz Intel Core Duo
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: TOSHIBA IAKAA 1.00
BIOS: TOSHIBA V1.30 03/30/2007
Drives Memory Modules c,d
118.46 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
104.42 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

MATbleepA DVD-RAM UJ-850S ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]

Hitachi HTS541612J9SA00 [Hard drive] (120.03 GB) -- drive 0, s/n SB3D04E5JLB26E, rev SBDOC7DP, SMART Status: Healthy 1014 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'M1' has 512 MB
Slot 'M2' has 512 MB
Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 118.46 GB 104.42 GB free

Network Drives
None detected
Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
local user accounts last logon
Neil 9/4/2007 8:45:20 PM (admin)
local system accounts
Administrator 8/22/2007 2:08:38 AM (admin)
Guest never


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ATA Channel 0 [Controller]
ATA Channel 1 [Controller]
Intel® 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7-M Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller - 27C4 Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset Family [Display adapter] (2x)
Generic PnP Monitor (15.4"vis)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
Microsoft iSCSI Initiator
Intel® 82801GB USB Universal Host Controller - 27C8
Intel® 82801GB USB Universal Host Controller - 27C9
Intel® 82801GB USB Universal Host Controller - 27CA
Intel® 82801GB USB Universal Host Controller - 27CB
Intel® 82801GB USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 27CC Realtek High Definition Audio
Communications Other Devices
TOSHIBA Software Modem


Atheros AR5006EG Wireless Network Adapter
Auto IP Address: 192.168.0.101 / 24
Gateway: 192.168.0.1
Dhcp Server: 192.168.0.1
Physical Address: 00:1B:9E:0E:82:13
isatap.hsd1.nj.comcast.net.
isatap.{51EEB9F1-4CB9-4413-9A61-1EF9EBEABB8A}
Realtek RTL8101 Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
Dhcp Server: none responded
Physical Address: 00:16:D4:F8:C2:1F
Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

Networking Dns Server: 192.168.0.1
Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
Microsoft AC Adapter
Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad [Mouse]
Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Integrated FlashMedia Controller
SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller
USB Root Hub (5x)
Generic volume shadow copy
Virus Protection [Back to Top]
McAfee VirusScan Version 99.9.99
Realtime File Scanning On

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By the way I had re installed Vista before I read your replies.

Please let me know what you think

Thanks

Neil




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