Upgrade to Windows® 7 in Toshiba® Satellite Laptops
How to upgrade and configure Windows 7 on various models of Toshiba Satellite systems?
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System released from Microsoft. This OS has got improved and latest features when you compare with other Operating Systems. Toshiba Satellite laptops have very nice design and when it is installed with Windows XP or Windows Vista, you have to upgrade that to Windows 7 in order to get high performance. Using the Toshiba Upgrade Assistant also you can perform upgrading to Windows 7. Toshiba Satellite L300, Toshiba Satellite A200 system are examples of Toshiba Satellite laptops compatible with Windows 7.
Below mentioned points discuss the tips to upgrade and configure Windows 7:
- Back up all data
- Check for system requirement
- Tips to upgrade
Back up all data
Backup is the main task before you are going to upgrade to Windows 7. It is seen that there might be chances of issues when you perform upgrading. You might lose all the system files and the data present. So, it would be better to store all the important data and programs in the removable media like CD, DVD or USB etc. Backing up means the creation of copies of data and programs present in the system. You need to follow Start, Programs, Accessories, System tools and then back up.
Check for system requirement
This is another major aspect that you have to look into, while upgrading. In order to work with an Operating System, that OS needs to be compatible with that system. In the case of Windows 7, it has got some requirements. You have to get Microsoft Upgrade Advisor. This would test the compatibility with the hardware and the software programs with Windows 7. If you find that the system requirements are not sufficient, then you have to upgrade the system to that requirement and then try to upgrade.
You have to insert the DVD for Windows 7 and then follow the onscreen instructions simply. This direct upgrading would work with Windows Vista and Windows 7 would get installed in your system. Clean installation is required in case of Windows XP system. If you have upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7, you need to make sure that Windows XP based software are able to run on Windows 7. If not, you can try to use the compatibility mode. After upgrading, some drivers in the Windows Vista system may not work. to rectify this, you have to install drivers for Windows 7 from the website. If you find any incompatible programs, you have to uninstall that. While updating Windows, update antivirus also.