Satellite Pro U500-1DK - upgrade to Windows 7?
Everyone has lowered the note a Satellite Pro U500-1DK for Windows 7 32-bit?
If so, were all the drivers available?
I guess you want to do a downgrade to Windows 7 64 bit for Windows 7 32 bit. Right?
Well, the question is why you make such a downgrade because 32-bit is more obsolete because it supports only 3 GB of RAM.
Satellite Pro U500 belongs to the series of PSU9CE and are therefore no drivers on the official page of Toshiba. So in my opinion, you should always use 64-bit Windows.
I would like to install windows XP on my PC Pro Satellite (currently I use Windows 98 SE), in what order should I install the drivers? Is there any service Windows XP upgrade pack? How can I get?
As a first step, it would be intresting what Satellite Pro you ;)
Someone gave me an old Satellite Pro 4600 which works very well with Windows Millennium, but this person lost the Toshiba CD with drivers and utilities. I can't find anything about Toshiba hard disk.
Is it possible to upgrade to WIndows XP? I have the Windows XP Pro CD, but nothing for the drivers of Toshiba.
Of course you can improve it to Windows XP Home edition.
I checked the download page of Toshiba under http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com and it has listed many drivers of Windows XP Home edition.
I have a Satellite Pro L40 PSL4BE and have just upgraded to Windows 7. Since the upgrade I can no longer use the function key and the top and down arrows to control the volume. Keys F6 F7 & still control the brightness so I don't know the function key still works.
Anyone know if it is a driver problem or nobody knows how to solve this problem?
You need to install the package of value added for Satellite Pro L40. This package contains all the necessary drivers for the FN keys. Then please install or update VAP if you have already installed an earlier version.
Here you can download: http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > support & downloads > download drivers
Can you confirm that FN keys work with installed VAP?
My colleague is about to buy a new laptop Satellite Pro P300 - 18 Q and asks me to perform the downgrade it to XP.
Are there instructions with the machine on the way to do it. ?
I know that it comes with Vista and XP Professional as recovery on DVD media.
Any information would be much appreciated. Thank you
If this laptop comes with Windows XP Home edition recovery media, I don't understand why ask you the next question. Your colleague can decide which operating system they want to use. If he wants to use the Windows XP using WXP home edition recovery media and install the Windows XP Home edition operating system.
Someday, if he wants to use Vista, it can install it using sent Vista recovery image.
I hope you understand what I mean.
From laptops while with the "Touch Pad on / off Utility" to control the touchpad "start/stop" button located just above the touchpad, I accidentally uninstalled it and can't find it in the list of drivers.
I noticed that there is a version of XP but not the version of Windows 7.
Can someone help me?
Why you uninstalled this tool if you need?
In any case, for Windows 7, you need the added value package tool. After the new installation of VAP, the pad touch power button should work fine again.
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Hello! I recently updated my Windows to W8 on my Satellite Pro U500 - portable 1DJ.
Now, I am unable to play DVDs on my DVD player.
The problem is that I can not find drivers to reinstall. Can someone help me with this?
Check it please http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/generic/windows8-upgrade-stepbystep/ document, especially part II: things to do before upgrading to Windows 8.
You have already deleted Toshiba Disc Creator?
Try to update BIOS on Satellite Pro U500 PSU9CA. The download site says there is a new version available, after that download and run the program nothing happens. You can see the Winflash process in the Task Manager but it never appears"". If this has yet been tested by Toshiba?
There are no instructions, no readme or whatever it is.
Did somebody get the BIOS update?
As far as I know Toshiba always test their drivers or updates tools before they will be released and I have never had a problem with the new updates, so I think that the problem is lreated to your laptop, maybe something wrong with your installation.
In General before you start the update of the BIOS you have to decompress all the files in archive zip and launch the update as an administrator.
Also make sure that the value added package is installed and no firewall is not blocking the update program.
I have a new Satellite Pro U500-1EX with Windows 7 64 bit.
The laptop is having some problems with its function of sleep. I wonder if others have had the same problem - and if anyone knows anything that can be done.
OK, there are two questions;
1. when the laptop enters sleep mode - it will come out it its own after a while. He goes to the login screen and wait about another hour before falling asleep. That's when it is plugged into the power - and no LAN.
2. when I close the lid to put the laptop into standby - and while on battery - after awhile he will supply any. Connect the power supply won't do anything - the power light not at all - which suggests that the laptop don't even note not be plugged. I have to then remove the battery and turn the computer on (thus losing all the data that I had when I put the computer to sleep!).
So, have you seen this issue with your satellite pro? This is something common and being ignored - or y at - it an easy solution for it?
Thanks in advance.
I have the Satellite U500 also but I can t notice any question about fashion 'sleep'. It works perfectly with an OS preinstalled Toshiba and the latest version of the BIOS. Then perhaps you need to update the BIOS as suggested Timox.
Before you begin the update, close all running programs (also, AntiVirus and firewall), make sure you are logged in as administrator and do not stop the computer being updated.
By the way: you use the preinstalled operating system from Toshiba?
Please help me with this query I have.
I just bought a Satellite Pro U500 with Windows 7 installed. I also have a TOSHIBA Windows XP product supplied with the laptop recovery DVDs. Was told I could downgrade to XP with the DVD.
I want to install Win XP in addition to the existing installation of Windows 7 on a different partition, I intend to create.
Can I create a create a separate partition and then use the recovery TOSHIBA Windows XP product DVD to install Win XP on it?
Am just worried I might spoil the on the laptop's recovery partition?
Basically, I want to be able to run the current Windows 7 and Win XP on my machine and want to know the best way to do it without damaging the existing TOSHIBA recovery partitions.
I want to use the recovery DVDs TOSHIBA Windows XP product to install XP on a new partition with windows 7 OS.
+ downgrade to xp + means that you are not allowed to use your win7 installation any longer...
ask problem "dual-boot":
burn a DVD restore *, choose from the start menu
After that, you can choose partition wich you like "sacrifice" for xp and install it...
XP can't 'see' the install of win7, but you need a Boot Manager to boot both systems (xp is crushing the win7 boot code)
or you go the other way:
installation of xp and then install win7
This has the advantage that win7 offers you the ability to boot xp from the bootmenu.
in both options, you lose the hard drive recovery!
I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro U500 1EQ PSU83E (I think this is a special edition for the school).
I tried to install Ubuntu 9.10 but the wireless LAN card is not recognized.
If there is no native Linux driver, I think that I try to install Windows by Ndiswrapper player.
The problem is that I can't know who is the manufacturer/model for Wi - Fi card.
Is there someone who knows what model of card Wi - Fi is installed?
Many thanks and best regards.
I know that the issue has been already discussed several times, but it seems that none of the solutions or suggestions posted earlier apply to my situation.
I recently bought an old Toshiba Satellite Pro 4300. The laptop has a slot filled memory of 64 MB module of the system's total memory was 128 MB.
Because in my opinion, the system has worked to slow down, I decided to buy an additional memory module. I bought 128 MB - module TOSHIBA PA3005U k and placed in the slot B
I was very surprised when I found that, after the upgrade, Windows showed that the total memory is 192 MB.
When I put the 128 MB in the slot module is and the old module of 64 MB in the slot B - the surprise was even bigger, given that windows showed only 128 MB.
I first thought that the slot B is defective, but in this case, it would be impossible to get in the first place the 192 MB. Then I thought that the new module of memory was either defective or it was 64 MB instead of 128 MB, but this option is also likely, according to my observations. Furthermore, I checked with EVEREST software system and it recognizes the new module as 128 MB module, but does not see the old 64 MB module.
The situation is quite strange. Does anyone has an idea whay happens?
To my knowledge, the 4300 Satellite Pro can be upgraded to 320 MB max.
64 MB module which was fitted with your laptop should not be removable.
So in this slot ONLY this 64 MB module could work properly.
I know it's strange but the computer world is sometimes strange ;) you know :D
I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro U500 with one small problem, the size of the LCD screen is reduced. I have a white border to the right and down. The max resolution is 1024 x 768.
The problem is visible also when I enter the BIOS, so I think that the problem is not Operting System drivers.
Is there a solution to my problem? I have to send in the audience?
Thank you for the help
It is really strange, especially if you see the same thing in the BIOS settings?
Since when did you notice this behavior?
Do you use pre-installed OS original you got with your laptop?
Have you done something that may be responsible for the issue described?
I U500 and default display resolution is 1280 X 800 t, so I understand why you have 1024 X 768 on your U500.
My apologies if this is the wrong forum, but I'm a new user here.
can someone direct me to a link to the download to activate the built in webcam on my satellite pro u500 please?
Thanks to all in advance
Hello and welcome to Toshiba support forum.
At has first of all tell us please what Satellite Pro you exactly.
What operating system do you use?
What is the problem with the webcam?
Each laptop model comes with preinstalled OS and webcam should work fine.
I presume that you should have Win7 64 bit, right?
just a quick question, I read on the internet and when I bought my laptop Satellite Pro U500 - 1 5 has a touchscreen.
Now when I want to install this, it is not possible because this function is not available?
Can we confirm this or tell me if I'm wrong?
I found specification for laptop Toshiba page HERE , but I can't find this info. This model of laptop is obviously without touchscreen.
Did you find some info in the user s manuals?
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