November 20th, 2007, 12:56 PM
Well im sorry if this is the wrong Thread but hope its not...
I am looking into getting the Toshiba Sat A135-S7403 and am scared about finding drivers when i down grade back to XP home.. will i have issues?
Last edited by GypsyPixie; November 20th, 2007 at 01:05 PM.
November 21st, 2007, 01:45 AM
Is you Toshiba a USA model?
I could not find the S7403 model on Toshiba's USA download page. What are the specs? Pocessor/vid-chipset/etc? That will give you an idea how hard it will be to find the drivers.
Originally Posted by GypsyPixie
November 21st, 2007, 01:15 PM
well this is what it says are the specs. I am sure you need more specific, and i went to toshiba also before posting here and found nothing.
thats why im a little leary of getting this notebook.
but the price is going to be
$229 + a canon printer on friday
Intel« Celeron« M processor 530,
512MB DDR2 SDRAM,
80GB hard drive and high-speed wireless LAN
Windows Vista Home Basic,
double-layer DVD▒RW/CD-RW drive,
15.4" TruBrite widescreen,
Intel« Graphics Media Accelerator 950,
CD/DVD media controls and 5-in-1 bridge media adapter
November 22nd, 2007, 02:12 AM
Celeron is stone.. would be unbearable with Vista....
Just my opinion, but it would be slow with just about any operating system. Most of the drivers should be around though. I checked on the 950 for XP and they did make that. But any computer with a Celeron and 512 ram would not be fast. Are there any other deals? On like a dual core or an AMD Turion? Even a Sempron 3500 (only if it has 512 cache) would not be terrible with a gig of ram. RAM is relatively cheap on Ebay.
No matter what it will not be easy or switch to XP (unless you have some experience).. But the drivers should be around either on Toshiba USA or Toshiba UK. If the Celeron has 1 mb of cache it MIGHT be bearable.
If you buy on price alone you might end up disappointed.
(the above is my own opinion:-)
November 22nd, 2007, 12:22 PM
Thanks Drop i really appriciate your opinion. thats why i came here and asked before buying LOL
November 22nd, 2007, 06:33 PM
I find myself with the same toshiba model a135-s2266 and cannot locate most of the XP drivers. I found the video and nic, but still need the sound, wireless and modem drivers. The links posted above don't work, so if anyone can help, please contact me < Spam harvest prevention. Email removed. - Moderator >
Originally Posted by vagneerrock007
November 26th, 2007, 11:17 AM
November 27th, 2007, 10:16 AM
hello my friends
Please am also having promble with my toshiba satellite A135-S4677,is XP and Vista but the XP side is not working so am trying to their drivers for thatso please do will to help me, they are
Originally Posted by DropVista
SM Bus Controller
please please try and help coz am dieing of this thank you
December 1st, 2007, 07:46 PM
xp drivers for toshiba laptop
Welll, hello everyone. As you can imagine, I'm in the exact same boat than the rest. I'm trying to downgrade my toshiba laptop from Vista to XP, and I'm looking for the drivers. I was able to use some of the drivers posted here for older models, but can't find the sound drivers for my model, which is A205 S4577. That worst part is that toshiba europe doesn't even has this model listed.
Any help on drivers for this will be appreciated.
December 1st, 2007, 10:41 PM
A search on the net has that notebook associated with the Realtek ALC268 audio chip.
Originally Posted by hipo
You can check to see if the generic Realtek ALC268 drivers work.
"I know nothing."
December 4th, 2007, 03:43 AM
A135-S7403 Drivers for those searching
I did some minor searching to see if anyone else had attempted or accomplished what I have before even downgrading this machine from vista to XP. Now I've done it, I've aquired all of the necessary drivers to get the machine up and going by looking up the hardware ID's and grabbing drivers, I want to share it with others as other people have done this for me for other machines i've downgraded for people in the past. Here's the drivers you will need:
Atheros Wireless: xp32-188.8.131.52-whql.zip
Toshiba Hotkey Utility: hotkey_util_24597A.exe
Intel 945 Express Chipset Family Video Driver: win2k_xp14311.exe
Intel Celeron M Processor Identification Utility: pidenu15.msi
Intel Chipset INF Driver Package: infinst_autol.exe
Realtek High Definition Audio: WDM_R182.exe
Realtek RTL8101 Gigabit Ethernet LAN: xp3264_v5.678.1003.2007.zip
ALL OF THESE DRIVERS CAN BE FOUND ARCHIVED ON MY SERVER HERE:
TOSHIBA Software Modem will be detected as Modem Device on High Definition Audio Bus and the driver can be updated by using Windows Update. Also, the Mass Storage Controller (The SD Card Slot) can be obtained by doing a windows update.
Hope this helps people that find this page by google searching, as I have.
* Post reverted back to original as per yoyoucool3's wish.
Alternative links to individual drivers removed and posted separately.
December 4th, 2007, 10:18 AM
Dood, you rule!!!
Thanks, mad props!! I will need this for someone who stood in line all night for one of these, and even tho it will get 2 Gb of RAM from Newegg, I'm guessing I will be "down" grading him to XP. Some reviewer said about this machine and visduh "****s dead snakes through rusty tailpipes." http://discussions.hardwarecentral.c...es/biggrin.gif
December 4th, 2007, 02:39 PM
Some Toshiba notebook drivers available at the following link,
"I know nothing."
December 5th, 2007, 02:41 AM
As a note one the Toshiba Europe driver list's they also have the instructions for which order to load the drivers in. For example my US modal is an S35 A4677 but the closest match buy listed equipment is a satellite Pro A200 18P series.
Originally Posted by Shinma
One of the downloads is an "Installation Instructions " " Please use the list as the recommended Software and Driver installation order."
Listed Equip: Intel T2080 Processor, Intel Video 950 (mine is an Intel 945)
The installation order instructions are in this file: install-20070924111751.zip
on their site.
Hope this helps someone as I saw other posts where people had what seemed to be the right drivers but had problems. Maybe the install order list will be usefull. ??
Hopefully this will make it go smoother. The instructions
December 5th, 2007, 01:42 PM
Originally Posted by DropVista
Did you ever get up the nerve to update your laptop with the UK bios? I'm very curious to know because your idea seems to make the best sense. I'm still sorting through a few models to find the closest match to my A135-S2386. I'm pretty sure I'm going to give the bios update a go unless someone can convince me that it's a very bad idea.
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