Tip & How-To about Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook
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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