Can satellite L300-29V - I roll back to Vista after installing XP?
Simple question: assuming I made the recovery discs, is it possible to erase Vista, install XP and then re install Vista using recovery disks? The laptop is a Satellite L300-29V.
A big thank you in advance I can see no clear answer elsewhere.
If you created the recovery disc, you can do what you want. Why? Very simple: the recovery disk contains an image of the factory settings. This means that the version of Vista pre-installed with all the drivers and tools. It is him you even have started the laptop, the first time.
You can install XP, Linux or whatever you want. Demarrer start from the recovery disk, follow the instructions on the screen and you go back to Vista.
I hope this information is useful for you.
How to roll back to vista after an upgrade to windows 7?
New computers that come pre-installed with Windows 7 or Windows Vista often have what is called a recovery partition. This is used to reinstall an operating system in the case of a system failure. To access it, you need to start when you start your computer by pressing a function key. This can be either F1, F2, F9, F10, F11, F12 key DEL or tab. See the manual that came with your PC for instructions on how to reinstall Windows.
If your recovery partition is not available or damaged, you must contact the manufacturer of your computer, and request that a defined recovery disk you can use to reinstall Windows 7. They could practice a small shipping and handling.
This is how the recovery partition is available for the most popular brands
For Dell, press CTRL + F11 directly after switching on the device
For HP, press F11 directly after switching on the device
For Toshiba, press and hold "0" BEFORE and during the power upward
For Acer, press and hold ALT + F10, as soon as you see the logo
For Asus, press F9, as soon as you see the Asus logo.
Advent, restart your computer. Then, press F10 repeatedly until the message "Starting system recovery"
Windows Vista download and reinstall
Files Windows Vista Setup official (Digital River)
Note these .iso files can be used with a Dell/no - product Dell OEM keys but the phone activation is required (see the note at the end). This key is usually located on the COA attached to the base of the system.
Sale to the retail/upgrade product keys that can be used with these .iso files and activated by internet or by phone. See the note at the end for the activation of the phone.
Windows Vista (in English) with Service Pack 1
Windows Vista (x 86) Windows Vista (x 64) X 14 - 63452.exe X 14 - 63453.exe Boot.wim Boot.wim install.wim install.wim
Installation instructions (creation of bootable DVD/USB)
You must download the .exe, the boot.wim and install.wim file in the same place. Run the .exe file and it will extract all the files in a folder called Vista. Start Windows install will be now (cancel Setup).
To create a .iso bootable extracted the files in the folder of Vista and download Imgburn. Run imgburn and select 'Create Image file from files/folders'
Select the record button browse and select the folder of Vista. Then select Advanced.
Left will be your folder of Vista, to the right, make sure that you have verified make Bootable Image, changed the developer ID: Microsoft Corporation, load segment: 07C 0 and loading areas: 4.
Select the folder browse button then navigate to your folder of Vista, then select the startup folder and select the file called etfsboot.
Select the generate button.
Save your .iso
Select Yes when the prompt for the Volume name, and select ok. Finally, wait for it to make the .iso file.
Once we have the .iso file, they may want to use the Microsoft .iso to USB/DVD tool to create a DVD or bootable USB (requires a blank DVD or USB flash to at least 4 GB key).
Note: You can use the HP format tool to format your USB (run as administrator) after the windows install so you can use it as a USB again. ;)
I intend to install windows 7 on my laptop, but want to know what is happening with my windows Vista, I'm running. I already made the recovery of the DVD but are they enough reinstal windows Vista after installing windows 7? or wat can I do so that this is possible?
(I'm sorry for my bad English, I am from the Netherlands)
The recovery disk allows you to reinstall Vista and all the Toshiba drivers and tools.
Don t be afraid to install Win 7.
If something goes wrong, you will be able to retrieve the laptop using the recovery disk. This will outline the laptop back to factory settings
See you soon
I formatted my PC and installed XP. Can I reinstall Vista using HARD drive recovery?
> I formatted my PC and install XP
No, you cannot use the recovery HARD drive after installing Win XP because looks like you have formatted the HARD drive and the HARD disk partition has been erased.
So you need to use the Toshiba Recovery disk that I hope, you created before you formatted the HARD drive.
After my laptop was repaired with a new hard drive, I installed xp instead of vista.
Now I can use the dvd rom for watching movies and install programs, but it is not accessible to any blank discs.
The error window comes out whenever I have insert the drive empty and click the dvd rom.
And the size of it always shows 0 bytes. CD or blank dvd-smoking works.
Because it's a dvd/RW rom, usually I can just open and drag any file I want on the disc and then burn easily.
I already updated the firmware driver.
I wonder what the problem of the xp system that blocks the RW function?
Check the suggestion posted by Akuma.
But, in addition, you can check if the write option is enabled in the ODD properties.
For this, go to my computer-> CD/DVD drive properties (right click / Properties) registration mark called the option activate the writing of CD on this drive
Trying to upgrade my Satellite L300 - 29V Vista Home Premium to the Toshiba provided Win 7 Home premium with the help of the upgrade DVD Toshiba. I tried this many times now with no success. On each attempt, I get the message "* logon process initialization failed - the Interactive logon process initialization has failed. For more details, please see the event log. "*.
At this point, the mouse is active, but none of the keyboard keys control apart from the pointer appears only on the area of the event, enter and esc. Pressure on one of them or by clicking on the OK button or Cancel will be empty of the screen. A minute later, the blue screen of death will be appear and disappear quickly, after that, I have the option load Win 7 or return to Win Vista. Do go back to Vista (which I did several times that I care to remember) is not a problem and the laptop runs without problem later. At any time I am able to view the event log.
I followed the instructions given by the upgrade DVD, IE. removing the drivers and continued on the upgrade to Windows 7. I've updated the mobile site to download drivers/software Toshiba in order to have the machine as much upto date possible - everything to nothing is outside having more drivers to remove using the upgrade DVD.
The only thing I did is to back up my data and recover Vista to factory settings and load on top of Vista in this way.
But before that I'm looking for the Forum of Toshiba for any useful advice - someone else has had this problem or does anyone know a way around this - if so I would appreciate your help.
See you soon
It is really strange. I've updated Qosmio x 300 and Satellite A500 by using Toshiba upgrade kit.
No problem at all.
Did you follow instruction as described on http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB9902P60000R01.htm?
I have a big problem with my laptop Toshiba Satellite L300-19U.
1 month ago I installed Windows XP on it and it is now my DVD-ROM is broken, he did not read some CD DVD so I can't use my Vista recovery DVD reinstall Vista. Someone at - it had the same problem?
I heard there is a partition (hiden) where recovery is on it. I'm looking for this partition. And if I find it, I can boot directly from the partition to restore Vista? If not, is there another chance to get it back?
Please help me to reinstall the Vista recovery partition!
The hidden partition you want to say is a feature of Windows Vista, but you can restore t Vista with this partition. The point is that the partition is also deleted because you have installed Windows XP on it.
Restore Vista without recovery disc is possible if Vista is still installed on it. You can go into the advanced boot menu, and then select Repair my computer. Then you can choose the Toshiba HDD recovery option. This is a feature that restores Vista from the second partition.
But like I said is possible with Vista installed.
Just a question: why you n t to a service provider allowed? If your laptop is still under warranty, you should get a new CD/DVD drive for free. Normally it should take only a few days and then you're able to reinstall Vista! :)
My son has a Satellite L300-1AQ equipped of vista. All of a sudden will load is more the laptop and automatic repair options fails too. There is a blue screen that appears, but only for a second when I try the repair option - then the laptop stops. We have no recovery disks.
Also, I have a laptop Satellite L300D-13 s that works well and suppose I could get a drive recovery- but prob diff drivers etc.
Can someone advise me how best to my sons laptop (Im not concerned about retrieving data as all saved already), but do not want to return to the factory settings including Vista. Do not know if using a laptop recovery disk is an option - instinctively is not as ever as simple as that.
All advice welcome please.
I can t imagine that the Satellite L300D recovery disc will work on Satellite L300. The hardware platform is different, because a single machine is equipped with Intel CPU and the other with AMD processor, so there's a big difference.
In addition, in the worst case, it could be a hardware problem and in this case the recovery disk does not work
What can you do now? I think you have to options: either you install Vista from a disk of Microsoft or order you a Toshiba Recovery disk: https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx
After installing the Microsoft disc, you can download all the drivers on the Toshiba site. Then you will also get back to factory settings, but it takes more time in the recovery disk because it contains an image which already all the drivers and tools are included/installed.
I hope I could help a bit. :)
I'm having a slight dilemma and would like to request a preview. I am owner of a Satellite L300/L300D and I have my eye on a specific DVD set, however its marked as region 1. I would like to know if he would play on my laptop without any requirement must be respected (basically I question whether it is multi-region).
I have not fiddled with the operating system (it came with Vista) or drive DVD Toshiba delivered pre-installed, etc..
Theoretically, there s no problem to change DVD region because you can change it in the properties of the Device Manager > CD/DVD drive.
But don t forget the region code can be changed 4 times and then it is not possible to s more, but in Device Manager you can see how many times you can change it.
Can someone tell me if I can install XP on this computer? It's a Canadian model and they list only vista drivers (cough, sputum) on their Web site.
Of course you can install Windows XP why not? ;)
I have Satellite L300 too but it s a European model and so I downloaded and installed all the drivers for the Toshiba European page:
http://EU.computers.Toshiba-Europe.com-online decision-making supported Downloads & => Download drivers
There's the PSLB8E listed series, which should be similar to yours. In your case I would try, normally it should work.
It would be nice if you give us feedback that it worked or not! :)
Hi I just installed Windows 7 on this Satellite L300 - 18 d laptop standard. I am really a novice in computer science.
In any case, there is a HARD drive recovery file reserved by the OEM from Toshiba which I use from time to time to restore my computer to factory conditions, whenever my laptop becomes too slow or infected by a virus. But it restore Vista.
Since I now have Windows 7, is there a way to perform a recovery system directly to Windows 7 instead of Vista and Windows 7? The only way I am aware of this fact creates an image of the system control panel (backup and restore), but it takes 25 GB which is far too much data to store. Can I replace the recovery partition OEM Vista HARD drive with a recovery of Windows 7 one? The Toshiba HARD drive recovery file does that 4.68 GB against 25 GB for a Windows 7 system at the address image self-created.
Anyone know of a solution?
> Can I replace the recovery partition OEM Vista HARD drive with a recovery of Windows 7 one?
N ° something like this is not possible. Original Toshiba recovery image is not editable.
All you can try to do is to clean Win7 installation and create the own image using some third party like Acronis software.
I'm looking to upgrade a L300 Vista to SSD. Has anyone tried to cela and what SSD for what they recommend?
In my opinion, you should update you with Win7 32 bit on SSD. A long time ago I installed Win7 32 bit on friends Satellite L300. The laptop works much better with Win7.
Upgrade SSD shouldn't be problematic. You can get the Toshiba SSD or some other manufacturers SSD.
If you need help or assistance please let us know.
I brought a new laptop Toshiba Satellite L300-19F
I want to change the OS language french English full is possible
If this is not the case, do I have to buy a new cd englsih for the same thing or can I get assistance from toshiba for the french to English
It is not possible to change the language on an already preinstalled OS. What you need is new DVD installations on the English language. You'll have to buy one. Toshiba has nothing to do with it.
The software is delivered on the hardware and you have paid for a license only.
On Toshiba Satellite L300 PSLBGE, there are too many plugs: microphone and headphones.
I would like to copy and transform in digital music from my old analog tapes thorugh an audio cable and a former recorder. Before, I use a desktop PC, which was a line-in Jack (I use Sound Recorder). But the laptop has only two Sockets mentioned. Can I use taken mic as line - in one? At the present time, I installed Windows XP.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Did you check your user manual? I doubt that this is because there, I created the following information:
Standard 3.5 mm mini jack microphone allows the connection of a microphone or any other device for * audio *.
This means that you can also connect other devices to input for audio recording. ;)
I need your help. I have a Toshiba Satellite L300 and I have a problem with the battery, she throws herself into a short period of time. The battery model No. is pa3534u-1brs. I wonder if I can replace this with another battery that lasts more than 2 hours.
Do you know something about this?
Can you help me?
Thanks in advance.
Of course you can replace the battery, why not?
You can replace the battery with the same or another that is compatible with your laptop.
I recommend you contact your local authorized service provider. Technicians recommend a battery.
Alternative find you on the Toshiba page for compatible batteries. A few clicks, you have to do! ;)
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