Install Operating System on Toshiba® Satellite M500
Do you want to install an operating system on your Toshiba Satellite M500?
Toshiba Satellite M500 is a line of notebook laptops released by the company. It comes in a range of colors i.e. red, white and black and features that give a unique finishing touch making it an a must have an elegant notebook. The laptop runs on Intel Dual Core™ microprocessor and AMD and is shipped pre-installed with Windows 7 operating system software. However, not all users are comfortable using Windows 7 operating system due to many reasons. Many users want their primary operating system as Linux, or any version of Windows operating system.
Issues that may arise while installing a different operating system on your Toshiba Satellite M500. Mentioned below are few tips to resolve the issues:
- Issues with installation of a different operating system
- Resolving the issue
- Installing a different operating system
Issues with installation of a different operating system
While purchasing the notebook device from any vendor, it is normally inclusive of device drivers, which are a set of system software that provide an interface for communication between the operating system and various hardware components i.e. mouse, printer, LAN, Wi-Fi™ among others. When the operating system is uninstalled, entire device driver settings from manufacturer are lost in the process and then users have to personally restore them to manufacturer’s default settings.
Given that the device drivers provided by the manufacturer were meant to support the pre-existing operating system, with new software as the operating system, they may not be supported and thus creating incompatibility with the hardware. In cases where the drivers are installed, not all the full features may be installed and thus the user may not be able to experience the full capability of the hardware.
In addition to device driver issues, the system performance may get affected. The system performance may decrease if a new operating system demands a lot of hardware resources resulting in minimal space being left for other applications to run.
Resolving the issue
Before you may proceed to install a new operating system, it would be advisable to do either of the following. Check with the manufacturer support team if the proposed operating system will support the notebook’s device drivers. In addition to this, the user can check and note down all the device driver versions and models and later download them from the vendor’s support website. The user needs to check the system’s specifications to ensure it can support the new operating system. This will ensure that the system output is maintained with the new operating system.
Users can, however, still maintain the original operating system by adding an additional drive partition to install the second operating system and still have the original running on your system.