Upgrade Windows® 7 in Toshiba® Satellite L450
Tips to Upgrade to Windows 7 in Toshiba Satellite L450
Toshiba Satellite L450 is a laptop with high-definition widescreen display. It uses Intel Celeron Processor, 3GB DDR2 memory and Mobile Intel GMA for graphics, etc. It has interface for 2 GB multimedia card, external monitor, microphone, headphone, HDMI etc. It has special features such as integrated VGA web Camera, which can be used for video over IP, microphone for voice over IP etc. The salient features like ReelTime quickens the access to file, Bulletin Board manages important tasks quickly, onboard Wi-Fi makes the connectivity very simple, optical drive plays media such as CD, DVD etc, USB ports enables file transfer and storage, and a memory card reader. It has come with Windows XP Professional. You will be able to upgrade the OS to Windows 7 in order to get better performance. Before upgrading the OS you need to create back up of all your important data. You will be able restore data once you have upgraded the OS. You can also upgrade to Windows 7 by using custom installation method.
Mentioned below are guidelines for upgradingto Windows 7 on your Toshiba Satellite L450:
- Ensure Compatibility of Programs and Devices
- Update Antivirus Program
- Reinstall Drivers
Ensure Compatibility of Programs and Devices
While upgrading to Windows 7 in Toshiba Satellite L450, you need to check if your system meets the system requirements for Windows 7. Your system needs to have service pack 2 installed. You can download and run the free Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor available on the Windows website. It helps you to find potential issues that might occur with your computer’s hardware, devices, or programs after installing Windows 7, and provides solutions to fix them. You need to ensure that your system has enough memory space to upgrade to Windows 7.
Update Antivirus Program
You need to update your antivirus program, run it, and then turn it off while starting the upgrade process on Toshiba Satellite L450. After installing Windows 7, turn the antivirus program back on, or install new antivirus software that works with Windows 7. While upgrading, connect your PC to the Internet so you can download the latest updates. You need to take back up of your password before upgrading. When you use Windows for the first time after upgrading, you might have to log into the system by typing your user name and password.
Driver software allows your Toshiba Satellite L450 to communicate with hardware or devices. The hardware connected to your computer might not work properly without associated drivers. In most cases, drivers come with Windows operating system, or you can find them by using Windows Update and checking for updates. For that you need to click on 'Start' button, then click 'All Programs', and next click 'Windows Update'. You can also visit the Windows 7 compatibility center to see the devices that work best with Windows 7 and find direct links to drivers, updates, and downloads.