Tip & How-To about Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook

Upgrading Toshiba Satellite A105 to Windows 7

Before you do anything I strongly recommend you upgrade the RAM to 2GB. Your system can only support 2 GB of DDR2 PC2-5300 with a maximum of 1 GB per slot. Windows 7 will work OK with 1 GB, but more is better! One memory stick can be found under the keyboard, which can be accessed by popping the top plastic strip right in front of the monitor, unscrewing the two retaining screws, and lifting the protective film over the memory. The second module is on the bottom of the system . You unscrew the memory compartment, which is located directly below the battery and to the right of the Toshiba model sticker.

The rest of this Review is pretty much for any system. I will be providing more How-Tos specific to certain laptops soon.

Next, I suggest you clean install Windows 7 on your system. Even when clean installing, Windows 7 can preserve your entire original installation in a Windows. old file in the root of C:. This means you will be able to retrieve all of your documents and everything else, even run old programs from this folder temporarily. However, I would suggest migrating your files from windows.old to their corresponding folder in Windows 7.

Windows 7 has a massive preloaded driver database, so most of your hardware should be installed immediately. If there are drivers missing, and even if everything is covered, you should run Windows Update immediately to ensure you have the most current version of Windows 7 and all hardware drivers.

Finally, you need to the "Toshiba Software Installer for Windows 7" . This will install the "Hot key functions" and additional drivers for the notebook that is not detected by Windows 7.

Go to the link below:

Toshiba Software Installer for Windows 7

Enjoy Windows 7!

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Can the LG Xnote RD405 laptop intially with 1gb RAM be upgraded to 4 gb using two 2gb RAM's ? Please help me by providing an answer clearly, Thanks in Advance.

Here is the memory specifications from LG.

Maximum Size: Each slot is 1024MB and can be expanded to 2048MB.
SO DIMM Type for Memory Expansion: DDR2 SDRAM SO-DIMM (256MB, 512MB, 1024MB)

It can take a maximum of 2 gigabytes of ram. It will take two 1 gb sticks. It uses DDR2 laptop ram. You need to check to see if you have one stick that has 1 gb or 2 sticks that have 512 mb each. That will tell you if you need to buy one or two sticks of ram at 1 gb each. You will be able to tell a difference going from one gb to two gb of ram. I think it would be worth the investment if you plan on using the computer for another year or more.

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Hope this helps.

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Your machine currently has this ram (1GB DDR2 667 SDRAM)

You can upgrade to 4GB DDR2 800MHz ram, sell old one off.
If you use old ram you must exactly match to old in speed, ie 2GB ddr2 667 SDRAM.

I recommend renew with matched larger faster ram 2 + 2 GB DDR800

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