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Windows 7: Toshiba Problems

23 Jul 2009   #11
johngalt

 

Sorry, I was being obtuse.

Not only am I talking about running the installer in Vista compatibility mode, but also the program itself after it is installed on your computer.


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23 Jul 2009   #12
CheatingSoi

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Yeah, but I didint install it, I just ran the one I already had and it comes up and allows me to check off the things it does but I never had this menu before so I dont know if this is the right program. When i got my PC, I just had it from the get-go. I simply pressed FN and the menu popped up so I never knew what it was called. Anyway, When I turn on the FN Accessibility it doesn't do anything even though running in Vista mode did work.
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23 Jul 2009   #13
johngalt

 

from support.toshiba.com:

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Toshiba Drivers and Software for Windows 7 Release Candidate
Microsoft's public release of Windows 7 Release Candidate 1 (RC1; Build 7100) was on May 5, 2009.
To find any available Windows 7 beta drivers for your model, simply click the Download link, above, and select your model.

While viewing the list of software for your model, you can shorten the list to only Windows 7 downloads by selecting "Windows 7" as the operating system using the "Refine Search by" filtering tools above the list of downloads. If "Windows 7" is not available as an operating system search filter, that means there is no beta software available for your selected model at this time.
There are numerous A355 Satellites listed, so you'll have to give me more info or figure it out yourself.

Next time when I say go to the support website, please do.
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23 Jul 2009   #14
CheatingSoi

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I am searching. Mine is a Satellite A355-S6924. I dont see anything in there for my problem though
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23 Jul 2009   #15
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
He needs the interactive menu that pops up when it is pre-installed with Vista. Please read the question again.
Hi John,

I did read the question, but he stated Toshiba had no Win7 sw for him,
so I tried to give him a workaround.

Sadly that didn't work either.

He could try it trough his graphics card options, if there are any.

Older laptops and Win7 are not best friends that's for sure.
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23 Jul 2009   #16
johngalt

 

I see 9 items listed for Windows 7 and 8 for Windows 7 64bit. I would take a look at the Toshiba Value Added Package - that seems like it might be the correct one.

@squon - Understandable. However, I knew there is W7 software available....

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/t...ily=1073768663
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23 Jul 2009   #17
CheatingSoi

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Yeah thats the only one that I am downloading. If this fails to work, I might downgrade to vista. Would I have to buy it even though it was my default OS?
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23 Jul 2009   #18
johngalt

 

You *should* have a way to restore the laptop to its original factory state - read your documentation for that on exactly how to go about doing that.

Otherwise, you'll have to find a Vista installer, use your OEM key (should be on the bottom of the laptop) and then reinstall all the drivers and apps by hand.
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23 Jul 2009   #19
CheatingSoi

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I was looking here Toshiba Support Forums: Qosmio F50 - Fn Keys not working ...

I thought for sure that would fix it because thats one the guy said in one of the posts but it didnt seem to do anything :-(
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23 Jul 2009   #20
johngalt

 

I assume you've gotten the one from the page I linked you to? The drop down box allows you to filter by OS - so if you have Windows 7 32bit select Windows 7 - and you get only 9 items, one of which is a TVAP for W7. If you have W7 64bit, you select Windows 7 x64 - and you get 8 items, again one of which is the TVAP.

You need to know which version of W7 you're running - and get the appropriate one.
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