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Old 09-29-2006, 01:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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alright here it goes:

i have a Toshiba laptop that I want to do a fresh windows XP install on. What I'm wondering is: can i use a regular Win xp disc for my laptop? Or do I need a disc with toshiba drivers on it? I was not provided with any special winodws xp disc when i purchased my laptop, so I would figure that most of the tosihba integrated stuff (touchpad, integrated wireless, etc...) would be "plug and play",but I dont want to try a reinstall and not be able to go through with it and be screwed. Said disc has worked perfectly on my past three fresh installs, but those installs where all on desktops.

Any helpful input is appreciated!
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Old 09-29-2006, 01:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Doesn't your laptop come with the OEM version, it could be in a partition. And if you use a different disc you can always download the drivers on the manufacture's website, I am pretty they have the drivers for your hardwares.
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You may have a partition, otherwise all of these drivers should be available on their site. Make sure they're all there and bookmark them before you do the wipe.
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back up your drivers

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Double_Driver_d4802.html
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