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Thread: Portege R830 - Win 8.1 Value Added Package (Flash Cards)

  1. Portege R830 - Win 8.1 Value Added Package (Flash Cards)
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    Hello.

    First I'd like to say, that I've used my Toshiba Portege R830 with all operating systems since win 7 and I have never installed fresh OS.
    That said, I couldnt use Intel WiDi on Win10 and had to go back to Win8 (DVD of which I have luckily bought along with upgrading).

    I have installed all toshiba software using upgrade assistant and for the first time since 2011' there was no Flash Cards available (dropdown menu shown with use of Fn keys). I have used it for like 2,5 years on Win 8/8.1 and now its gone and is not available to install...

    WTF? After a week I found out that Flash Cards isnt present in VAP 1.6 (only in 1.5.X.X and earlier).
    Unfortunately I cannot install only Flash Cards standalone (or can I?).

    And here comes my question: If I install VAP 1.5 (with Flash Cards), can I (ANYHOW) upgrade some elements (like system driver) without uninstalling previous version of VAP?

    From my experience when I run VAP 1.6 installer first thing it does is complete uninstall of previous versions.

    Please help me! I cant imagine who thought that removing flash cards from 1.6 would be a good idea...

  2. Re: Portege R830 - Win 8.1 Value Added Package (Flash Cards)
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    Toshiba EU driver page provides the Toshiba Function Key Utility v1.00.6626.03 for Windows 8 Upgrade.

    So if you installed Value Added Package 1.6.0130. you have to install also the Toshiba Function Key Utility

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  3. Re: Portege R830 - Win 8.1 Value Added Package (Flash Cards)
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    I did, but TFKU works with only part of Fn Keys and there is no indicator for e.g. touchpad enable/disable option

  4. Re: Portege R830 - Win 8.1 Value Added Package (Flash Cards)
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    Well, it seems that Windows 8.1 drivers were not released for this R830 series anymore…
    Only Win 8 Upgrade was officially supported.

    But there are Win 8.1 drivers for R930 series.
    The VAP has been replaced by Toshiba System driver and in case you are using Win 8.1 i recommend trying to install the Toshiba System driver in connection with Toshiba Function Key Utility

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