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Thread: Which new OS can I use with old Tecra 8100?

  1. Which new OS can I use with old Tecra 8100?
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    I want to use this old laptop which originally had win98. I managed to put win xp on it, but it is unworkable slow. Today I tried Lubuntu (a linux distributioon specific for oldies) but that too is too slow.

    I just want a simple OS to browse.

  2. Re: Which new OS can I use with old Tecra 8100?
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    I don’t know which “new” OS do you mean but fact is that you have old piece of hardware and if you want to have well working machine you should install supported operating systems ony.

    Drivers for them you can find on Toshiba support page - http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp in archive

  3. Re: Which new OS can I use with old Tecra 8100?
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    New OS? I think you are mean something like Win Vista or Win 7?
    I doubt that you will be able to use the Win 7 on this oldie… ok, maybe you will be able to install it but Win 7 needs a lot of hardware resources and I think you will not be satisfied with the performance.
    So stay with Win XP… other Win OS needs more hardware resources than XP

  4. Re: Which new OS can I use with old Tecra 8100?
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    This old laptop can not deal with XP at all. Even Lubuntu (Linux Ubuntu specially for old machines) this laptop is unworkable with. I installed vector Linux, which I am quite happy with.

  5. Re: Which new OS can I use with old Tecra 8100?
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    I want to update the bios, but that page does not list Tecra 8100. Just Tecra series A, R, M and S.

    Where can I find a bios update fro Tecra 8100?

  6. Re: Which new OS can I use with old Tecra 8100?
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    You have to choose in Product type: Archive. Then you will find drivers for old notebooks. But I don’t know why you want update the BIOS… the performance would not be increased.

  7. Re: Which new OS can I use with old Tecra 8100?
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    Aha! 'archive', I found it, thank you!

  8. Re: Which new OS can I use with old Tecra 8100?
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    You are welcome :)

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