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Old October 11, 2010, 07:40 PM
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My Toshiba Satellite A200 works marvelously with Windows 7 Ultimate.
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Old October 11, 2010, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by chriskwarren View Post
My Toshiba Satellite A200 works marvelously with Windows 7 Ultimate.
Heh... that's the kind of information I want him to hear.... now if he can find somebody with his exact model# he'll be good to go. :)

I don't want to be accused of putting out FUD, but the issue is reported as being out there, so forewarned is always best.
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Old October 13, 2010, 02:50 PM
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I have an ancient Thinkpad and there are discussions on the Thinkpad forums of people using their older generations with Windows 7 (not sure how but they do). So, I'm wondering if it's just whether the manufacturer company (i.e. brand) of the particular laptop was able to deliver with drivers for that particular laptop. Of course, some older laptops might need the user to disable the Aero or extra bells and whistles if they want faster performance or to enhance user experience and what not.

Just speculating, though...

The only other possibility is to match up your particular hardware so behind the hood with drivers... not sure how well that would work but if it's common hardware, you try for the closest match. If you have a Toshiba with X sound card, look for other Toshibas or brands that have the same sound card... and so on. However, I'd say that's a last resort.

I think the only thing that matters with respect to which version of Windows 7 is whether the processor of the laptop can utilize 64-bit. As for Home Premium or Pro, I think you're just looking at the points I made previous above. Is there drivers for the laptop?
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Window 7 ultimate is 32 bits and it is running quite well on my dell laptop. I have a configuration of i3 processor, with 320 hdd, and 4gb rem, but the problem is i don't like the features of windows 7, there are some options which are missing, like in xp i always use the repair button for the LAN, but there is no option on window 7, i searched a lot for it.

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