Can Portege 7200 CT - I install Windows Xp instead of Windows 2000?


I have an old Portege 7200, Pentium III, 600 MHZ, RAM 320Mo.

I use Windows 2000, remains stable and running (you know, never touch a system running...)

However, due to new software that will work with Windows 2000 (Internet Explorer, anti-virus, software video / Cam and a little more) I need an OS-update. I have an old Windows XP-license (SP 2) and the idea of installing WinXP on this laptop.

The power system should be fine, however, I've not found anyone with WinXP on this laptop. Someone at - he live with that? It work? What I have to do a BIOS update? I have version 1.80 and found here in the care of the side a 2.0 zip file

Thanks a lot in advance - Andreas


Hi Andreas,

Theoretically, you can install what you want on your laptop but I checked the Web from Toshiba site and it seems there are no XP driver for Portege 7200.
What does that mean? Well, you can install XP but if you the drivers you need to collect these external Web sites, such as Intel or Realtek drivers. Maybe you will find all the drivers that you need.

In my opinion the update of the BIOS should be one if it of necessary. This means that if the laptop works well, this update isn't necessary.

I hope I could help a bit. :)

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