Question about Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook

1 Answer

I need the steps to take to install windows xp on my pre-loaded vista.

My system is pre-loaded with vista but i need to use some programmes that are not compliant with vista, so would want to add another operating system which is windows xp.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that hasĀ over 500 points.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 166 Answers

Hello there.

Unfortunately, even though you have paid for a Vista license, this does not mean you can just install any copy of Windows XP. You need to purchase either Windows XP Home or Windows XP Professional. If its a business system you would be better with Windows XP Pro.

The reason for purchasing is that the software is licensed to you, you may wish to contact Toshiba and see if they can swap your Vista license for a Windows XP license. The other option is picking up a copy of Windows in the shop and installing it yourself. This is no easy task unless you have experience doing so.

Please try either contacting Toshiba to see what they say, or see about purchasing your own windows XP.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Ve an Asus K510J With Pre Installed Vista And I need to Clean Install Windows 7 On it Which is Not Proceeding and Says Files Missing


Sounds like you need to stick with Vista. Believe me, Windows 7 is just a tab bit better, but you'll have problems with it.

Apr 27, 2012 | PC Laptops

1 Answer

Vista Crashed does not recover (Can't install XP or 98SE either)


if you want to recover vista then download vista recovery disk here is the link 



http://rapidshare.com/files/145731926/WVRD_www.warezspark.com.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/145698726/WVRD_www.warezspark.com.part2.rar

password : www.warezspark.com

burn the ISO disc and boot from cd rom and get it repair it automatically.

if you want to installed windows XP or 98;the reason why your hard disk could not be detected is your hard drive is SATA. disable any sata setting in your BIOS IDE configuration( if setting is not available then download SATA driver and Nlite ;make a bootable windows xp disc  with SATA driver pre installed .
this is solve your problem

here is the link for lastet SATA driver

http://download.cnet.com/SATA-Driver-Intel-Ver-7-0-0-1020-zip/3000-2122_4-162224.html

here si the link for lastest nlite software

http://home.midmaine.com/~nlite/nlite/nLite-1.4.9.1.installer.exe

regarding how to make a bootable cd with nlite with sata driver check out this link

http://www.windowsreference.com/free-utilities/nlite-slipstream-servicepackshotfixespatches-create-bootable-windows-cd/

let me know if it's helpful to you
'


Dec 09, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

3 Answers

Only strts up with the power cord connected, but takes me to a window that makes me pick safe mode, go to the prior set up, o normal estart up tried all but gets me back to that window


It sounds like your battery has died on you. If you start it up and when you can see anything pull the power cord out. if it just dies on you then that is your problem. A replacement battery is $70-$150 depending on where you get it from. It pays to shop around online and even around town.

The rest of your errors should just be caused by windows not shutting down properlly. When you get your battery fixed it should go back into safe mode once more and then reboot properlly into normal windows.
It is possible that windows has become corrupted but not shutting down which means it would need to be reinstalled.

Sep 15, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGN-TX750P/B Notebook

3 Answers

Want to install xp on pre-loaded vista acer aspire 5720


That should not be a problem. Just ensure you have the XP drivers (not saved on puter) ensure bios is set to boot from cd format drive and install.

Aug 15, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5720-6661 Notebook PC

1 Answer

Want to install windows xp on a pre-installed vista


boot the computer with the xp cd in it. while it is booting up, press F11 or F12 which allows you to choose the boot option. Once you're able to choose that, choose CD-ROM, that will enable you to boot from the CD and you need to do a clean format.

This link gives you step by step screen...
http://www.petri.co.il/install_windows_xp_pro.htm

Aug 15, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5720-6661 Notebook PC

2 Answers

Installing XP on a vista pre-installed laptop


your harddisk is not detected in bios.reconnect your harddisk power cable and sata or ide cable again.then check in bios harddisk is detect or not.
u cna enter in bios with "del" key when u power up ther computer prerss "del" or F2 keyh to enter in bios.

Mar 25, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

1 Answer

Motherboard drivers


I contacted HP the other day for a problem while trying to load XP on a VISTA box. They sent me to this site.. and gave me instructions for resoluation or at least an attempt.. Hope this helps
Thanks David
Let me know it if works for your problem




Solution: The reason for this error message is that notebook has been shipped with SATA hard drive i.e SATA hard drive controllers. But Windows XP does not have built in SATA controller drivers.
To solve this problem we need to install SATA Controller drivers before we install Windows XP using a USB floppy drive.
Many customers are not ready to buy USB floppy drive and installation of XP is so complicated using USB Floppy drive.

We have found the driver for the SATA controller on Intel Website. Customer has used it and installed retail Microsoft Windows XP with SP2 successfully on his dv6500 notebook.
The same can be achieved in all the dv2500, dv6500 and dv9500 also DV2600, DV6600 and dv9600 notebooks.

Here is the link for the SATA drivers:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericSoftwareDownloadIndex?cc=us&lc=en&softwareitem=ob-39535-1&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

1. The file contains the Intel Matrix Storage Manager Floppy Configuration Utility.
2. This utility will create a floppy disk containing the RAID driver files for installation on a 32-bit operating system.
3. This floppy can be used to pre-install the Intel Matrix Storage Manager driver during the F6 portion of Windows setup.
4. You needs Microsoft Windows XP with SP2 Operating System disc and the USB Floppy drive.
5. After downloading the SATA driver in another notebook, you needs to extract and execute the file. It will help in creating the floppy disk that has the SATA drivers.
6. Boot with the Microsoft Windows XP disc and make sure the USB floppy drive with floppy disc is connected to the notebook.
7. At the F6 prompt, select F6 to install additional drivers which are not in-built in the retail Microsoft Windows XP Operating System disc.
8. When the prompt comes up to install additional drivers, insert the floppy and select the correct SATA Driver. It is Intel 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller.
9. Once that is done, the rest of the installation runs as normal. There are only 2 drivers in the floppy disc that would work.
10. After the Operating System is installed in this manner you can install the chipset drivers for the notebook.
11. However for the other device drivers once Microsoft Windows XP is installed you may not have them from HP as these series are not released with a Microsoft Windows XP Operating System. The drivers like audio, ethernet and media card reader drivers etc.
12. Please be sure with EU that he might not have the other drivers from HP after installing the retail Microsoft Windows XP.

Note: Do not click on the link. Copy and the paste the link into the address bar of the web browser.
If the above solution does not resolve the issue, please login to chat support with the results of the above troubleshooting steps. Also, please use the same email ID.

Dec 07, 2008 | Compaq Presario Notebook

2 Answers

Installation of Windows XP Pro on Hp Pavilion laptop


what is the error message that you're getting.. usually windows vista will not downgrade your operating system to windows xp. You may need to remove vista before you can load xp.
make sure to save a back up of all of your important files before you do that.

Nov 11, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5050 5430 Laptop

2 Answers

Loading 2 operating systems


hi friend


click here to under stand how to make ur pc dual boot

Apr 05, 2008 | PC Laptops

1 Answer

A135-S7406 Instruction for replacing Vista with XP


insert the windows xp cd on the system before booting ,in the bios setup choose BOOT from CD option and u can install xp onto it..

no additional drivers are required

note: try xp with service pack 3 to have vista themes..

please do vote

regards


pradhan

Mar 21, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A135 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook Logo

Related Topics:

123 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toshiba PC Laptops Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

john smith

Level 2 Expert

366 Answers

Are you a Toshiba PC Laptop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...