New Laptop.. OS question

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  1. PlayingGod

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    Yes, I don't own a notebook, but I would assume it is the same with a desktop..
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    The hard part is going to be the drivers. Does Toshiba give you a driver CD like Dell does, it is it all one "take it or leave it" restore CD with WinXP Home + Drivers + apps? If you don't have a CD, look around their web site for chipset, video, LAN, sound, modem, etc. drivers BEFORE you reformat. Then make yourself a driver CD. Or have a look around the hard drive. Some vendors are nice enough to give your a drivers folder. If so, burn that to a CD. Once you have all your drivers, its easy to just boot off the XPPro cd, delete the existing partion(s) and install clean.
     
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    thats what i was looking for. they gave me an all in one CD.. so I have to find the drivers.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Actually, they do both. All of the drivers are on the CD they give you and on the website.
     
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    toshiba.com has drivers.
     
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    You sure can, but toshiba is notorious with having their own power management software and the notebook power options may not work properly without them.
     
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    oh boy. yes.

    Order of doing stuff:

    1) Insert CD and boot to setup
    2) Format machine (through XP setup)
    3) Complete install.
    4) Install Intel INF Update : ftp://aiedownload.intel.com/df-support/5811/eng/infinst_enu.exe
    5) Install Power Management : http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/...ineID=cccdadddgfjjejicgfkceghdgngdgmn.0&ct=DL
    6) Install Remaining Drivers (NIC / Video Card / Modem / Touchpad / etc) www.toshiba.com
    7) Install Service Pack 2 (if not already slipstreamed on XP CD)
    8) Install latest antivirus
    9) Run Windows Updates
    10) Install MS Office and the like
    11) Defrag your hard drive.
    12) Enjoy.
     
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