Install Microsoft® Windows® XP in Toshiba® Satellite L450.
What are the guidelines for installing Windows XP in Toshiba Satellite L450?
Toshiba Satellite L450 is the new 15.6” laptop from Toshiba which has been designed to suit business needs. The laptop comes with the new Intel Celeron 900 processor having a speed of 2.2 GHZ. It has been provided with a RAM of having capacity 1 GB and a hard drive with capacity of 1600 GB. The system uses Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit edition as its OS. The built-in 4-in-1 media card reader enables quick and convenient document, photo and other file transfers directly from different storage media. You might wish to install Microsoft Windows XP in the system to enjoy the features of Windows XP OS and bored with the bad performance of the Windows Vista OS. You need to install the Windows XP from CDs. You could also install it with the help of Microsoft website. For this you need to visit the particular website. Then you need to download the setup and save the files. The clean installation of the downloaded files and restart process would successfully install the OS in your system.
You need to be aware of some points while installing the Microsoft Windows XP in your Toshiba Satellite L450 system. The points are:
- Check compatibility
- Minimum system requirements
- Create backup
Before you attempt to install the Microsoft Windows XP in your system, you need to check for the compatibility of the system. Ensure your system hard drive is capable of handling the new OS. You also need to use compatible drivers to install the new OS. You need to check the manufactures website to download the appropriate drivers for Windows XP. You need to save all drivers on external storage media before performing the installation process.
Minimum system requirements
The system should meet the minimum requirements of the new OS. These requirements include different components of system like processor, memory, hard drive etc. The processor needs to have a speed of at least 300 MHZ and a free space of 128 MB need to be allocated in RAM and 1.5 GB in hard drive. It requires a CD or DVD to perform the clean installation. If you install from the manufacture’s website, you need to use Network Interface Adapter to provide Internet and Network Connectivity.
When you install the new OS in your system, your hard disk might get formatted. As, all data resides in the hard disk; there is a great possibility of losing these data. It is difficult to recover this data after you lose it. So, you need to create a backup of all system data before performing the OS installation. You need to copy the backup to a CD or DVD for further use.