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How can I install window xp to Satellite A205-S5825

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    Where can XP compatible drivers for the Toshiba A205-S5825 be found. Toshiba's support site for this model lists primarily drivers for Vista (the native operating system installed on this model) but chipset and other critical drivers for XP are not available.



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First, i'd check with Toshiba to ensure that they have Drivers available for that unit in windows xp. Also, check to make sure you still have the recovery disks that come with the unit in case you do wan't to go back to Vista.

First you would need to buy the full version of windows xp wich tends to retail for $199. You should be able to follow the directions on screen once you insert the disk and reboot. The tricky part is finding the drivers for the unit once xp is installed. Some drivers will auto detect aside from video, sound & network adapters. Some times other drivers are missing as well.

If your not comfortable with this process, just bring it in to a pro. Geek Squad charges $129 for this process.

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There are many ways to install a windows. is it a dirty install? meaning there is a previous windows installed and you will just simply overwrite the current but this will require you for a reactivation of your windows and you will be needing the product key.
the second one is the clean reinstallation which means it will wipe out everything inside your hard drive to create a fresh new copy of windows but you will also be needing all the drivers for your system.

so if you are planning for a clean installation, try to secure first the drivers of your computer or download it .

how to do a clean windows reinstall
turn on the computer and place the windows cd inside your cd drive then turn off the computer.

To begin insert your Windows XP Home CD and reboot you computer. A message "Press any key to boot from CD....." will appear, press the space bar to continue.
Setup will now inspect your computer hardware and configuration.
Setup now prepares your computer for install.
From the Welcome sto etup screen menu press "ENTER" to begin the install.
on the licensing agreement press f8 to i agree then
if prompted whether you want to repair or create or install new windows press esc to continue
at the partition page , search for the partition which has the largest size if you have more than 1 partition. hihglight the partition and then press d for delete to delete partition and press L to confirm deletion. after that highlight the unpartitioned drive and press C to create partition. after the partition has been created it will read as raw partitioned , highlight the raw partitioned and press enter and will get the message Now you have to select where to install XP. Press "ENTER" to confirm the partition you want to install into.
the next page will ask you how you want to format your partition, select "format the partition using the ntfs file system" then everything will be moot and academic. your computer will restart several times dont press any key when computer is rebooting until it finishes the installation. after it has finished installation and you are now on your new desktop screen remove the cd and insert the drivers of your computer. the first driver you need to reinstall is the chipset driver for your motherboard then the netword driver so that you can immediately go online and be able to download other drivers you need.

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