Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Upgrading from XP Home to Pro on a toshiba lappy

  1. #1
    Капраз dkmech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    On an invisible submarine
    Posts
    3,076
    Thanks
    49
    Thanked
    17 times in 12 posts
    • dkmech's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5Q Deluxe
      • CPU:
      • Q6600 @3.16GHz
      • Memory:
      • 4gb ddr2 6400
      • Storage:
      • 2*640gb WD Raid 0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Radeon 6970
      • PSU:
      • 620
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster 690
      • Operating System:
      • Vista 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" Hanns G, 19" Hyundai L90D+
      • Internet:
      • 14Mb

    Upgrading from XP Home to Pro on a toshiba lappy

    A colleague of mine is trying to upgrade windows on a Toshiba Satellite 1800-712 laptop.

    When he called toshiba to ask about it some of the support people said it is not supported on that model and he needs to buy a new laptop if he wants pro, but others said it can be done. They told him the bios upgrade that he needs and he installed it, but is now having problems with blue screens and the like. He is gonna try use a recovery cd to check if it is still ok.

    However he does want to get it upgraded in the end. There is a toshiba partition on it, which should probably be wiped to then install windows from scratch, but there is a concern about getting drivers for all the devices.

    I am not quite sure why toshiba say u can't upgrade from home to pro as i would imagine drivers should be the same for both of them.

    Did anyone attempt to do anything like that with a toshiba, or maybe a different laptop and do you have any advice. Any sites you know which might have info on drivers for it? Any suggestions welcome.
    Tough on mirrors, tough on the causes of mirrors.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Inverness (UK)
    Posts
    293
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • Captain Fizz's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Maximus Hero VIII
      • CPU:
      • i7 6700K
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Corsair
      • Storage:
      • SM951 + Many more
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX 980Ti
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 750W
      • Case:
      • Thermaltake Supressor F51
      • Operating System:
      • Win10
      • Monitor(s):
      • XB270HU Predator
    You can get all of the drivers from www.toshiba.co.uk
    The rebuild should go OK. It's Compaq that have the sys partition which you REALLY shouldn't delete. (Sometimes the BIOS is stored on the HDD... But Tosh's should be OK)
    And why not just install Pro - It would be a lot better than upgrading IMHO. (Fresh build)

  3. #3
    Капраз dkmech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    On an invisible submarine
    Posts
    3,076
    Thanks
    49
    Thanked
    17 times in 12 posts
    • dkmech's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5Q Deluxe
      • CPU:
      • Q6600 @3.16GHz
      • Memory:
      • 4gb ddr2 6400
      • Storage:
      • 2*640gb WD Raid 0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Radeon 6970
      • PSU:
      • 620
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster 690
      • Operating System:
      • Vista 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" Hanns G, 19" Hyundai L90D+
      • Internet:
      • 14Mb
    I think he is fine with whichever way it takes, i meant upgrade as in change it rather than literally upgrade.
    Tough on mirrors, tough on the causes of mirrors.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Inverness (UK)
    Posts
    293
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • Captain Fizz's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Maximus Hero VIII
      • CPU:
      • i7 6700K
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Corsair
      • Storage:
      • SM951 + Many more
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX 980Ti
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 750W
      • Case:
      • Thermaltake Supressor F51
      • Operating System:
      • Win10
      • Monitor(s):
      • XB270HU Predator
    Ahh.

    If the laptop can take XP Home, I cannot see any reason for it not taking Pro.

    We have XP on all of our lappies in work - Including Tosh's. (Except the sub 400MHz ones)

  5. #5
    Resident abit mourner BUFF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Sunny Glasgow
    Posts
    8,067
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked
    181 times in 171 posts
    I can't see why he can't run Pro if it can run Home - I wouldn't have thought that a BIOS flash was necessary either.
    There is no MS upgrade package from Home to Pro though - he would need a full licence.

    MSI P55-GD80, i5 750
    abit A-S78H, Phenom 9750,

    My HEXUS.trust abit forums

  6. #6
    Капраз dkmech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    On an invisible submarine
    Posts
    3,076
    Thanks
    49
    Thanked
    17 times in 12 posts
    • dkmech's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5Q Deluxe
      • CPU:
      • Q6600 @3.16GHz
      • Memory:
      • 4gb ddr2 6400
      • Storage:
      • 2*640gb WD Raid 0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Radeon 6970
      • PSU:
      • 620
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster 690
      • Operating System:
      • Vista 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" Hanns G, 19" Hyundai L90D+
      • Internet:
      • 14Mb
    I think its just toshiba being *********************************. As they are the ones to modify ram so that only their ram can be used for upgrades. How low can you go? Well, apparently crucial are on the case and are trying to haxor that
    Tough on mirrors, tough on the causes of mirrors.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. XP Home vs XP Pro
    By joshwa in forum Software
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 19-10-2003, 05:00 AM
  2. 9800 non pro or 5900 non ultra - Bargins?
    By TiG in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 15-10-2003, 09:30 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •