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Windows 7: XP>Win7 - Would like to keep my toshiba software


15 Feb 2010   #1

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XP>Win7 - Would like to keep my toshiba software

I got a toshiba laptop from a friends, and would like to keep some of the "gadget" software that comes with the laptop, however, the software is on the Recovery disc. Is there a way to transfer it from xp to win 7


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15 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Most likely? Not! The problem there is unless you can browse the disk itself for separate installation files/folders and everything isn't simply zipped up in self contained archived files for restoration purposes only no go.

For compatibility issues with the newer version of Windows you face another problem there as well since those were more then likely written specifically for XP making the compatibility mode options and troubleshoot compatibility tool obsolete. But if you find separate executables you can still try but be advised this is all prepackaged softwares by Toshiba there.
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15 Feb 2010   #3
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Windows 7 has remarkably stable desktop gadgets, unlike any before.
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16 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

im not talking desktop gadgets, im talking the hot buttons on the laptop, touchpad software, ect. the specialty stuff on the computer
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16 Feb 2010   #5

W7, Xp Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jthurman View Post
im not talking desktop gadgets, im talking the hot buttons on the laptop, touchpad software, ect. the specialty stuff on the computer
Hi. Toshiba may have what you want.

Specs would be handy too.
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16 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

The best guess for any updated version of the extras would be looking at the support site for applications and utilities for that model that are at least Vista compatible if none of them are labled for 7. That sounds a bit more like programmable hot keys with Toshiba having their own updates for that.
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16 Feb 2010   #7
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Check the Support Downloads webpage for your model on Toshiba's website.

You can also try Googling the exact Device name which you want as listed in the Device manager + driver, or + software.

The only tutorial I've seen to strip individual apps out of the Recovery disks is for HP, but maybe it can be adapted if you study it: HP 3rd Party Software After Clean Win 7 Install

There are always some trade-offs in a clean reinstall to overcome factory bloatware corruption, but that should not dissuade one from doing it as the net gain is a computer that is better than new.
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16 Feb 2010   #8

Win7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

When I went from vista to Windows 7 on my toshiba laptop I created the recovery disks
just in case, it created the operating system on disk one thru three and disk 4
had all of the toshiba applications. Hope this helps you......
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16 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

The set of recovery disks if made from the recovery partition for that model would be for XP not Vista or 7 posing a problem. This is why the suggestion to going to the Toshiba support site was made as a last ditch hope of finding the updated versions of the softwares if available separately there.

That's another thing that may become a problem as well as since prepacked wares generally are not seen as separate downloads. They are provided specifically for the custom packages provided with the preinstall. If you do end up burning a set of XP recovery disks that may be the only way to extract the XP versions to see if those will still run on 7. Support pages for laptops are generally a little awwww.... "limited" at best.
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