Toshiba® Satellite L500 Install
Guidance on Toshiba® Satellite L500 install
Toshiba Satellite L500 notebook is not an elegant and stylish PC, but offers unbeatable features. One of the most attractive features that make it a must have is the fact that it comes pre-installed with either Windows® Vista or Windows® 7 as the primary operating system depending with the package. Depending on issues with purchases of sharing license, need for fast efficient execution and change in policies, users would prefer to use a different operating system on the notebook.
Discussed here are the issues that may rise when installing a different operating system, how to solve them and what to have in mind when changing to a different operating system :
- Issues with installing a different operating system
- Solving the issues
- What you need to know
Issues with installing a different operating system
These may be classified as either positive or negative effects. Positive in the sense that if the operating system is Windows® 7, then the only way to go is to revert to a lower version OS. This is a result of reducing some of the additional system resources i.e. RAM and CPU that were being tied to the OS to be used by other applications. Thus, the system performance is boosted to some extent. The negative impact that can immediately be felt by the system is a malfunction of different hardware associated to the system i.e. Wi-Fi, graphics video card due to wrong or missing device drivers. When purchasing the laptop, the manufacturer preconditions this hardware to function with the installed operating system and a change will result in malfunction. In order to restore the computer back to manufacturer’s default settings, the user may be forced to buy third party recovery disks at his or her own costs.
Solving the issues
First and foremost thing the user has to ensure is that they have a recovery disk at hand. The manufacturer does not provide them in CDs or DVDs, but in a hidden extra disk partition, a backup should be created immediately to ensure that after a new installation is made, the notebook is reverted back to manufacturer’s default settings. Other than that, the user should ensure that the new intended operating system software configurations can be accommodated by the laptop without affecting its performance in any major way. Along with using a recovery disk, it would be safe to use a utility software to create an extra partition on the disk that can be used to install the additional operating system without removing the current OS.
Microsoft® Windows® operating system software allows multiple installation on the same hard disk partition without the need to remove the other. All that a user needs to do is to choose which OS they would like to boot up the system. Make backup of all your data, applications and device drivers as they will be definitely lost with uninstall.