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Thread: Re: Satellite Pro L500-196: Which drivers for Windows XP

  1. Satellite Pro L500-196: Which drivers for Windows XP
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    Hello everyone!

    I just purchased a Sat Pro L500-196 which comes with Windows7 installed.

    However for the use of older software which I need for my work, I want to install the Windows XP from my old laptop.
    I want to setup a dual-boot environment so I can use Win7 for most of the time but be able to boot into XP whenever I need to.

    The support page for this model lists 96 drivers for WinXP for this modell.
    Which of these drivers do I really need?
    And are there any instructions in which order install them? Or can I download/order a cd (or cd-image) with all drivers for WinXP

    As far as i know, after installing WinXP on a second partition, I need a Windows7 installation-DVD to repair the boot manager.
    Otherwise only WinXP sill start.
    My laptop came without such a DVD, there is just a recovery partition.
    Is it possible to use the recovery-system to make Win7 start again or do I really need a Win7 DVD?

    Thanks in advance,
    Juergen from Germany

  2. Re: Satellite Pro L500-196: Which drivers for Windows XP
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    >The support page for this model lists 96 drivers for WinXP for this modell.
    >Which of these drivers do I really need?
    There is no special installation order needed…
    But I would start with common drivers like:
    Display driver, LAN driver, Wlan driver, Modem driver, Card Reader Controller, touchpad driver, etc….

    The Controls driver should be installed before Controls (utility)….
    Try it simply….

    >As far as i know, after installing WinXP on a second partition, I need a Windows7 installation-DVD to repair the boot manager.
    This is right…. I had the same issue with Vista and had to boot Vista DVD in order to repair the Vista boot manager

    >Is it possible to use the recovery-system to make Win7 start again or do I really need a Win7 DVD?
    No because it’s not the same.
    The recovery image will format the HDD and partitions and will erase the installed Win XP.

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