How to install vista on toshiba satellite A130
Performing a clean install
Regardless of the type of installation you choose to do, the process
itself is not all that different from one type to another. Let's step
through a clean installation – that is, a clean lite installation – the type
most people are likely to use.
These instructions assume you have an active Internet connection.
Step 1. Log on to your existing Windows desktop and then insert the Vista
DVD into the drive.
Step 2. Click Check Compatibility Online. Download the Vista Upgrade Adviser, install and run it and then read through the report. If possible,
remedy any problems it detects in your system and print out the report so
you can use it later.
Step 3. Return to the Vista setup screen and click Install Now.
Step 4. Go online to get the latest updates for Vista. This will ensure
you have any patches and the most recent device drivers.
Step 5. Type in your product key. Note that it will be automatically
converted to uppercase and the hyphens inserted for you, so you can simply
type the key without the dashes.
Step 6. Accept the Vista licence.
Step 7. At the Which Type Of Installation Do You Want prompt, click
Step 8. Select where you'd like to install Vista – most likely your
existing operating system drive (unless you intend to dual boot). Setup will
display a warning that your existing Windows installation will be copied to
a folder called Windows.old. Click OK to proceed.
Note: If you're performing
a true clean install, having booted from the DVD, at this point you should
click the Drive Options link and then click Format to wipe your hard disk
clean prior to installing Vista.
Setup will now go on its merry way. It will copy the Vista image to your
computer, expand the compressed files, install features and any downloaded
updates and then complete the installation. The whole process should take
around 20 to 30 minutes. During that time your computer will reboot several
times. Just leave it alone. If you see a prompt to Press Any Key To Boot
From CD Or DVD don't touch anything.
Setup will eventually prompt you to complete the installation by
selecting regional settings, choosing a log-in name and password and
specifying your network type if you're on a network. After that, Vista
checks your computer's performance and automatically adjusts display and
other settings to match it, then presents you with the log on screen.
Hope this can help you.
Oct 19, 2009 |
Computers & Internet