Loaded xp pro onto my notebook, org came with vista basic home.
I cant find or activate my 802.1 wireless card to activate. Can not find drivers to install anything on the toshiba site. I allowed a Tech support friend of mine to do this installation and am now not sure what to do. Please advise.
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Not both. If you have the Vista recovery, go ahead and load it first, then load the XP by creating a new partition on your harddrive. Now you have a dual boot machine, and will need the XP device drivers. Not sure if you have them or not, so here is a place to get them.
The Home Basic licence does not cover you legally to do this.
You need a retail version of XP, not an OEM version.
If you have an OEM version of XP (e.g. Dell XP recovery CD) it will not activate on the Tosh and MS will refuse to give you an activation code becuase it is illegal.
If you do manage to install XP and activate it, you will of course need drivers. Check the Tosh website for XP drivers. If they don't have any for your model then you may have trouble finding the correct ones.
did you have the laptop/notebook from new if so then you should have had a set-up disc containing all of the drivers needed to activate items such as modems,sound card,graffics card etc.
this is just a simple problem and can be rectified instantly by inserting set-up disc and loading all avaliable drivers!
if no disc avaliable then log onto the toshiba website and download the up to date drivers needed for your laptop/notebook
ok i found a problem like this with my acer lap top that had home basic, if you have the green tab at the top of the screen called " acer emporing tecnology go on that the pic of the world and try to find a solution in there! have fun and good luck