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Toshiba A215-s7472 Xp Drivers

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#1 Johannly


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Posted 13 April 2008 - 12:47 PM

I have a toshiba satellite a215-s7472 it comes with windows vista , but i cant stand it anymore
vista is driving me crazy , hangs all the time , crashes too often , many problems
i have 2 gigas of ram n a dual core of 2.2 Ghz , n this laptop with vista runs slower
than my old laptop that had 512 of ram n a procesor of 1.5 Ghz running xp

right now im desperate, i wanna get XP but toshiba didnt release drivers for my laptop
to run XP , i need help to find drivers that can make run XP in my laptop

any help would b appreciated

thx in advance

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 01:55 PM

i can not imagine this machine not being able to run win xp . only issue i found was with memory that can be worked around --- see http://support.toshiba.ca/support/TechSupp.../-TSB001452.htm
most drivers you need will be on the xp install cd.
if you have the vista install dvd just try it. you can always go back to vista
OR create an separate partition for xp install to test it

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 03:05 PM

Besides using Device Manager to find the devie's mfg you can download and use SIW. If Toshiba doesn't offer an XP driver for the device, you'll have to go to the mfg's support site and download it
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Posted 14 April 2008 - 11:17 AM

Moving from Vista to XP on newer computers is a genuine PAIN!!! The drivers are usually out there, but you'll need to search them out individually in order to get them all.

In general you'll have to work from Device Manager to get the Vendor and Device ID's in order to locate the manufacturer and type of device. Then you'll have to search the web for the correct drivers for XP. Most are available at the hardware manufacturer's website. Some won't be available as the hardware manufacturer only releases them to the system builders - so in that case you'll end up at different system manufacturer's websites looking for their XP drivers.

Google will point you at many different driver download sites - but there's no need to pay them for this service. A bit of persistence will let you determine what systems use the XP drivers and then you can download them from the manufacturer's website.
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