Vista doesn't support Toshiba Laptops

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by NUKZ, Feb 19, 2007.

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    NUKZ Guest

    My experience with has being 2 say the least appalling. First off I vista
    won't install correct MSN tech support had no clue, just said re-install it,
    which I had tried about 10 times before calling them.. so the gave up..
    I finally installed vista from help via online form about vista beta 1.
    Which involved deleting 2 .sys files.. What amaze me this wasn't fix in final
    release which is shocking to say the least.

    del c:\windows\system32\drivers\pcmcia.sys
    and c:\windows\system32\driverstore\filerepository\pcmcia.inf_1234a123 via
    the command prompt..

    and it's only got better since. Visual Studio 2003 & 2005 doesn't work
    correctly in vista which just the tip of Iceberg photoshop CS 2 cropping
    doesn't work.. and best 1 is windows media player now whilst running other
    apps minimized hangs windows completely when changing a song.. This is best
    OS from Microsoft yet.. lol. I've never experience such instability in RTM
    OS.. it feels so fragile to use beyond web browsing. You'd have be idiot to
    deploy this @ work, I'd be fired.. I'll use vista again after SP 1 for now
    it's just a shine new toy, not 4 serious work. BEWARE OF VISTA give it
    another year of testing... by everyone else then it might be ok... Vista the
    poor man's MAC OS X..
    NUKZ, Feb 19, 2007
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    emanon Guest

    Cha-Ching! Hear the cash register ring!

    Big time ringing if you gotta get a new laptop. That seems to be the answer
    to all of Vistas problems: you need new stuff.

    Kinda makes you wonder: What was broken in XP that needed fixing? Not that I
    think XP is the Be All and End All of operating systems. But at least it ran
    all my old hardware which is more than I can say for Vista! Imagine yourself
    with a brand new computer, less that two months old. It came with XP and the
    promise of a Vista upgrade. Then imagine your surprise when you run the
    Vista Readiness Checker, or whatever Bill calls it, and you find over a
    dozen reasons listed why your computer *may* not be able to run Vista, most
    consisting of essentials like onboard USB connections and other things built
    onto the mainboard! Am I going to even try this rigged game? No way!

    Yeah, NUKZ, you got my sympathy . . . and Bill's got your money.
    emanon, Feb 19, 2007
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    Bill Thomas Guest

    What toshiba laptop are you using? I am using a Toshiba P35 and it runs
    Vista Home Premium just fine with the exception of aero because the
    ATI Radeon mobility 9000 chip is not supported. I knew that going into
    it. It also ran the beta versions of vista with no problems.

    I had one work app that would not run in vista beta, that is now
    supported. That was Express Digital Darkroom. I had no problems running
    Photoshop CS 2 and cropping worked fine on my machine. If you need to
    use the machine for work, then find out if your apps are supported yet.

    Vista a poor man's os x? MS did steal some ideas from Apple, but that's
    the way the business goes..... I smell a troll here.....
    Bill Thomas, Feb 19, 2007
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    emanon Guest

    Nothing "Poor Person" about it if you got to keep shelling out for new
    hardware and apps. The only positive thing is Vista make no exception on its
    requirements because of the user's sex. Vista is being pushed because it
    requires so much new stuff to run. Everybody, except the end user, benefits.

    Cha-Ching! Hear the cash register ring!
    emanon, Feb 19, 2007
  5. Cari \(MS-MVP\), Feb 19, 2007
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    StevenW Guest

    My Toshiba P105 6014 is running Vista just fine. Toshiba now has all the
    Vista updated drivers on there support site. At least for my model.
    StevenW, Feb 19, 2007
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    Bill Thomas Guest

    don't like vista..... crank up the cash register and go buy a mac!
    Cha-Ching!!!!! or linux.....

    Why does it work well for lots of others but not you..... bye-bye whiny
    boy...... troll-bait!
    Bill Thomas, Feb 19, 2007

  8. Actually, since Microsoft writes software for computers which support it, one
    should say "Toshiba doesn't support Vista on some of its laptops."
    Donald McDaniel, Feb 19, 2007
  9. I have a Toshiba Tecra S1 and Vista Ultimate has run fine for about 3 months
    as well as several Beta builds before that..
    I do not have Aero, but that is minor on the laptop.

    Some computers may not run Vista.

    As for upgrading at work or anywhere for that matter.
    Windows XP will be supported for several more years.
    A new operating system is not a good enough reason by itself to upgrade and
    never has been.
    You should never upgrade hardware or software unless you expect some
    This applies to all types of products, not just computers.
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Feb 19, 2007
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    Steve Jain Guest

    As I recall, Apple charges for each major update to OS X.
    Steve Jain, Feb 20, 2007

  11. MacDroids don't want to hear such things as the "truth", Steve. They seem to
    prefer being inside Mr. Jobs' "Reality Distortion Field", especially when it
    concerns lies and misunderstandings about Microsoft Windows.
    Donald McDaniel, Feb 20, 2007
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