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Windows 7: Toshiba Problems

23 Jul 2009   #1
CheatingSoi

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Toshiba Problems

Not sure where to post this but, after I have installed windows 7, I am no longer able to access my built in Toshiba Satellite settings. Before, in Vista, I could hold FN and then it displayed a task bar on the top of the screen with options like touch pad and brightness for my laptop. I can no longer access this and I cant seem to adjust my brightness any other way. Even when i unplug my laptop, the brightness used to go down to 50% but it no longer does. I used that FN button all of the time and I dont want to be without it. Any ideas?


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23 Jul 2009   #2
johngalt

 

Yup - get the latest version of the Toshiba Settings program (whatever they call it - I don't own one myself so I am not sure) that is slated to work with Vista (or W7 if they have them) from the Toshiba support website.

I'd also look around there for any one else reporting issues with W7 so you can be forewarned.
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23 Jul 2009   #3
CheatingSoi

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I've been looking around and It seems there is nothing I can do. Just because of this reason I want to downgrade back to vista because those options are necessary for me. Unfortunately I have no vista disk so I'm stuck
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23 Jul 2009   #4
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Are there no little blue sun icons on your keyboard (usually up, down or left, right keys)??

If they are there. Hold Fn key and press the sun up for lighter, and down for darker(or left, right).

All the other blue icons on your keyboard can be accessed holding the Fn key.

Good luck.
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23 Jul 2009   #5
johngalt

 

He needs the interactive menu that pops up when it is pre-installed with Vista. Please read the question again.

@Cheating - are you sure they are not available from Toshiba's support website? Give me a model number and I will see if the utility is available for download
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23 Jul 2009   #6
CheatingSoi

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Are there no little blue sun icons on your keyboard (usually up, down or left, right keys)??

If they are there. Hold Fn key and press the sun up for lighter, and down for darker(or left, right).

All the other blue icons on your keyboard can be accessed holding the Fn key.

Good luck.
I know thats what doesnt work. usually I would hold FN, then a menu would pop up and I could change brightness and other settings with the F# keys, I cant even do it without the menu. I Press FN and F6 with the sun down and nothing happens.

TOSHIBA Accessibility Software Informer: Latest version download, news and info about this TOSHIBA program. This utility allows you to configure and enable Fn-Sticky Keys

I have located the link to the software but its not going to do any good because there is no Windows 7 support. There has to at least be a way to change the brightness somehow. Theres got to be some program out there that allows me to change it.
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23 Jul 2009   #7
johngalt

 

Sigh.

OK, model number and I'll look for it on Toshiba's website.

Utilities that run under Vista usually work well on W7. I have similar set of utilities for my HP Tablet PC that I upgraded from Vista business to W7 RC - and every single one (including fingerprint reader) works like a charm.

Please read what I wrote and follow it - 3rd party sites like Software informer are not the best source for software that pertain to your laptop, your Manufacturer is.
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23 Jul 2009   #8
CheatingSoi

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I have been looking around and other people seem to be having the same problem. It seems it's just not supported. I have a Toshiba Satellite A355
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23 Jul 2009   #9
johngalt

 

Toshiba's Support website is not loading for me in 3 browsers. I'll continue to look.

in the meantime you *could* try the one you found via SI - be sure to run the program in Vista compatibility mode - see if it works. You may have to also set the actual program itself to run in Vista compatibility mode....
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23 Jul 2009   #10
CheatingSoi

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I didnt install anything but I found the toshiba accessibility program and ran in Vista mode and it ran but I dont think this is the program I am lookign for. Or if it, is it still doesn't allow me to do anything.
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