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Windows 7: Clean Install Windows 7

27 Jun 2011   #370
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Laughingcloud, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It means that you will need to install the drivers for all of your devices on your laptop computer such as video, audio, chipset, touchpad, etc..... You should be able to click on the Download link at the Toshiba link below to look up your specific laptop model and find Windows 7 versions of these drivers.

https://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/...pubProfile.jsp


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28 Jun 2011   #371
laughingcloud

Windows Vista 64 bit
 
 

yes but that is after I installed Windows 7 right? If I don't have the drivers yet, will I be able to do anything on the computer such as go on the internet or use my touchpad?
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28 Jun 2011   #372
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Correct, you would install the drivers after the clean install of Windows 7.

However, I would recommend to have them downloaded and saved to say a USB flash drive or CD/DVD to have them available to install afterwards incase you needed to install the network driver before being able to access the internet.
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28 Jun 2011   #373
laughingcloud

Windows Vista 64 bit
 
 

thank you!
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28 Jun 2011   #374
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. I hope the installation goes smoothly for you.
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28 Jun 2011   #375
laughingcloud

Windows Vista 64 bit
 
 

Hi, I have just installed my new Windows 7, everything seems to be running smoothly and I was just wondering, do I really need to download those drivers?
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28 Jun 2011   #376
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It's really up to you.

By default, Windows 7 includes generic drivers for most devices. Sometimes, updated drivers for these devices are also available through Windows Updates.

However, if you would like to get the most performance and all available features from a device, it usually requires installing the lastest manufacturer driver version.
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01 Sep 2011   #377
AlexJ

Windows XP
 
 
Worked great!

This tutorial was GREAT!!!! Though I did have to change my BIOS to get it to work. The first time I tried to clean install it got the first restart then I couldn't read the disc and had to start over After I did it again it worked! Thanks Brink!!!!
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01 Sep 2011   #378
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Alex. I'm happy to hear that you got it installed without to big of an issue.
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07 Oct 2011   #379
cammey

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
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dont you have to set the second boot to your hard drive?
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