Upgrade Windows® XP in Toshiba® Satellite A500
By upgrading Windows XP in Toshiba Satellite A500 to newer version, you can improve your system performance and can make the system more up to date. Windows XP OS can be upgraded to either Windows Vista or Windows 7. Windows Vista is the successor for Windows XP, introduces a breakthrough user experience and is designed to help you feel confident in organize information and to control your computing experience. Windows 7 promises improved taskbar and full screen previews. Both Windows Vista and WIndows 7 have hundreds of new features than that of Windows XP like improved searching features, new multimedia creation tools such as Windows DVD maker etc. By replacing Windows XP OS with any of the above, you can add these extra features on your Toshiba A500.
- Hardware requirements
- Suitable drivers
First of all you need to check whether the existing hardware can support the new OS or not. There is some minimum system requirement for every OS like processor width, RAM memory etc. You need to check your system have those requirements, to install new OS. If you are sure that your system has satisfied the entire requirement, then you can move to next step.
It is always a good idea to keep a backup of your important files and settings before upgrade. You can copy those files into a CD for future use. Just make sure to include everything that you might need. This backup is taking because while upgrading from Windows XP, there is a chance to lose the existing files or software in your system.
It is always a best idea to search new drivers in Toshiba Satellite A500 manufacturer’s website for the new OS. The drivers made for Windows XP may not work properly for Windows Vista or Windows 7. Some drivers will work, but it may not work as intended. So, try to update the drivers that will be suitable for the new versions, to enjoy all the features provided by them.