Installing Windows® XP drivers in Toshiba® Satellite L500
What are the things to remember while installing drivers for Windows XP in Toshiba Satellite L500?
The driver installation process depends upon the package design of that driver. To install the driver manually in to Toshiba Satellite L500, you need to follow some of the basic instructions. The initial step for manual driver installation is to select the ‘Manage’ option in ‘My Computer’. There you could see the ‘Device Manager’, which controls the driver installation process. Then choose the ‘Update Driver’ option from the corresponding driver. You could do this for all of the drivers in the system. If you are using the Driver installation CD to install the driver, then you just need to follow the manual provided with that driver installation CD. The next case is downloading. If you download driver software from the Internet, you need to follow the same procedure as in the case of CD installation. Many of the drivers are pre-packaged in the executable file format. This means that by simply double clicking on these executable files, you could install them in to your system. Sometimes the installation file will be in the compressed folder, so in these cases you need to extract the files from that folder. Following are some tips to be kept in mind during the installation of drivers in the Toshiba Satellite L500:
- System scanning
- Turn off the unused programs
- System compatibility
The driver software is one of the programs which might be easily affected by viruses. If this software is corrupted, then you could not complete the installation successfully. So before doing the driver installation process, you need to scan the system completely and remove all the viruses.
Turn off the unused programs
If you are following the downloading option to install the driver, then always remember to turn off the unused programs which might install automatic updates from the Internet. For example in the anti-virus programs there is an option for automatic updation. If this is turned on, then the driver installation might be cancelled. So turn off all these programs which might corrupt the installation of drivers.
If the driver installation is being done using the CD, the incompatibility problem will be more. You need to check the compatibility of those drivers with the system requirements. If you download from the company website, then you could select the recently updated drivers. This will help you to avoid the compatibility problem.