Installation of windows xp on a preloaded windows vista laptop
I want to install windows xp on a windows vista preloaded Toshiba satellite L40 series laptop,but installation is not continue due to error ''Hard disk is not powered or disconnected''.So what should i do to install windows xp on my laptops.
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Open your Windows Explorer (My Computer) window. Is the DVD/CD icon there? If it's not there, follow these steps:
Click the following link to download the remove upper/lower filters from the windows registry._
Save the file to the Windows Desktop.
For Windows XP, double-click the file RmvFltrs.exe on the Windows Desktop to start the installation program.
For Windows Vista, right-click the RmvFltrs.exe file, and choose the "Run as Administrator" option. If a User Account Control dialog box displays the message, "An unidentified program wants access to your computer", click Allow.
Follow the onscreen prompts to complete the installation.
If you have a Toshiba Recovery CD you may be able to install XP, otherwise :-
You need a Windows XP installation CD together with the installation Product code.
To install Windows XP insert the CD in the laptop and boot up with the CD and follow the screen instructions.
hello , friend its very easy to do that, steps are
1. insert bootable cd/dvd xp prof. cd.
2. But be cautious because the xp profsn doesnt contain the drivers for ata hard disk. so pls find on net the drivers for ata hard disk drivers, also update it in bootable xp profsnl dvd . recreate bootable dvd of xp with advanced bootable xp,
3. or find it from your friend with latest updates requirement. and do from it.
4. Boot from tht cd and start the installation.
5. once it i completed install all video, audio e.tc. drivers.
6. if you dont have that drivers pls download it from toshiba site by entering the toshiba serial no
well....... just install xp, delet old partition with vista then goto vista dsk and reinstall drivers or the cpu will be unstable pay attention!!!!!!!! after you do this step MAKE SURE YOUR ONLINE OR HAVE ACCESS. do not install programs until xp is stable. the way to get stable is buy, download sys32 or 64 if you see x86 this is the best app and or sys config that will allow stabilty between to o.s. in FACT! i just done the oppisite of what your doing. so know i do for all and any o.s. whether laptop or desk top! did you vista has the xp features and apps in it? however you have to comb the whole system. if you can get me your proccesser speed and name i can give you some more facts.
There are a lot of things that do not work on Vista that do work on XP. For that reason some of my client's have asked me to re-install XP so they would not have to upgrade their hardware and software programs. You could have the same problem.
I Have satellite L40-18W-PSL4CE laptop . I installed XP . i got all drivers except sound driver. the last sound driver was running on vista is (Realtek High Definition Audio System Software Ver:R1.72) on toshiba site they said this driver soppurt vista & xp but i got nothing after installing the driver. pls help me with greatfull.
you have to use a standard windows start up disk with cd rom support like win 98 works well so the computer will recognize a older version then insert it and boot the computer with the operating system that u want to install but be advised if you have a warranty on the machine you will void the waranty i found out the hard way i had xp on my toshiba laptop and i put windows me on it couple of months later i had a cd rom issue and sent it to the manufacture and found out that the waranty was voided because i put a different operating system on the machine
Use window xp bootable cd to format your drive partition and install xp on it..but first take the back up of the partition you are about to format ..
since you have not provided exact model no for eg L45-S2416,its difficult me to give you the exact path for xp drivers,but still use the link below and find your model no and download the drivers Use the link below to download drivers for xp : http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_sc_modSel.jsp
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Just go to Toshiba support web site Download the Storage Manager Driver for XP 32 then have an External floppy drive with formatted Disk ,install the drivers Files in the floppy connect the floppy drive put the XP sys CD Boot from the CD as in Solution #1 or by press on F12 tell choices boot screen popup select the CD then after that when the third party appear press F6 to chose the Driver for HDD to get recognized by the system. J
You cannot uninstall Windows Vista, but you can reinstall your previous operating system, which then replaces Windows Vista. To reinstall your old operating system, you must have the original installation disc. Back up your programs and files, insert the installation disc into your computer, and then reinstall the old operating system. To regain the hard disk space used by Windows Vista, reformat the disk during the reinstallation process. After reinstalling your previous operating system, reinstall your programs and files.