Toshiba® Portégé R600 Series Install
Toshiba Portégé R600 Series notebook computers have the fastest Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 2GB of RAM. Thus, it gives you the fastest computing facility with great range of features. It has a great performance in the field of programming issue. But you may feel that the system is working a bit slow using Windows Vista as it comes by default with it. You may use Windows 7 for better performance or may also use Windows XP.
- Tips to keep back up before upgrading Windows in Toshiba Portégé R600 Series
- Things to consider while installing Windows in Toshiba Portégé R600 Series
- Configuring Windows in Toshiba Portégé R600 Series
Tips to keep back up before upgrading Windows in Toshiba Portégé R600 Series
It is a very good idea to keep back up of all your settings if you want to keep them in your newly installed Windows. While installing Windows 7, you can keep backup of your settings in a removable media. First, insert the pen drive, then insert the installation CD and open it in the Windows Explorer. Go to: support> migwiz> migsetup.exe> next> an external hard disk or USB flash drive> this is my old computer> next> save> save> next. Select the files and user profiles to be copied. But it is very hard to keep back up of your settings while setting up Windows XP. But you shall always keep backup of your documents and all the necessary files that is stored in the drive where you want to install the Windows, as formatting the drive is better while installing a new Windows.
Things to consider while installing Windows in Toshiba Portégé R600 Series
Before installing Windows, you need to set the BIOS configuration to boot the system from CD. To do this, you need to press F2 or Del when the system reboots and asks for entering BIOS. Then go to advanced option> boot option> first boot device> boot from CD and save and exit the BIOS. Then, insert the boot up installation disk of Windows to install the Windows. For Windows 7, select the custom installation. Give the path you want to install and format it before installation. Follow the instructions and the installation will be completed. Again, for Windows XP, when 'Welcome to Startup' appears: Enter> F8> select drive> D> L> Enter> Enter. Thus, following the instructions you shall install Windows XP.
Maximum required drivers are installed automatically in Windows 7. But if any device is missing, insert the driver disk given with your system and install the drivers. If you had kept back up in a pen drive, then to restore it, go to: start> all programs> accessories> system tools> Windows easy transfer> next> an external hard disk…> this is my new…> yes… (Browse)> open> transfer> close. Again for Windows XP, you need to install all the drivers by using the driver CD. You also need to setup display resolution and other applications.