a135-s4527 Windows XP Drivers

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  1. FuLLiNG

    FuLLiNG Newbie

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    Hi all,

    I just got an a135-s4527 with Windows Vista and most of the applications I need to use don't work....

    I've formatted, installed a XP SP2 but I cannot find drivers for this!

    I've read in this forum that many of you have done the downgrade to XP, could you please post where to download the drivers for each thing? Graphics, wireless, modem, etc.

    I've done some googling, but unable to find !

    Thank you!
     
  2. allan_huang

    allan_huang Notebook Deity

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    check the toshiba website
     
  3. clssguitar

    clssguitar Newbie

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    I bought a Toshiba A135-S4527 with Windows Vista Premium installed on it. I quickly decided to downgrade to XP Pro. It took me days of searching to locate all the drivers since Toshiba does not provide XP drivers for this laptop. Installing all the updates from the Windows Update site did a lot of the drivers for me. HOWEVER, Windows Update will misdiagnose the display adapter. It will try to install a driver for the Intel 945GM but it must be some generic 945GM driver, because it will not give you full functionality (e.g., multiple display outputs, etc). Use the method I describe below to get the correct 945GM driver for this display adapter.

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    Hardware and drivers needed to run Win XP Pro on Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527
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    Run "infinst_autol.exe". This is an Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility (now called Intel Chipset Device Software I think). It will identify and load the proper driver files (.inf) for various things. I did this at the end last time, but if done near the beginning, it might take care of things like display adapter, etc. Check Intel's site for the most updated one. Go to http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/inf/

    Display adapter is Mobile Intel 945GM Express Chipset Family
    Driver was named win2k_xp14182.exe. I downloaded it initially from
    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/detail_desc.aspx?strstate=live&productid=2301&dwnldid=9683
    &agr=n&lang=eng&prdmap=2301

    Mouse is Synaptics PS/2 Port Touchpad
    Driver file was called XP_2K.8.3.4.zip. Can be downloaded from the Synaptics website.

    Wireless adapter is Atheros AR5006EG
    Driver can be gotten from Windows Update (or maybe the Win Vista CD too)

    Ethernet adapter is Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
    Driver can be gotten from Windows Update (or maybe the Win Vista CD too)

    Modem is Toshiba Software modem
    Driver can be gotten from Win Vista CD.

    During XP installation, drivers were automatically loaded for:
    - multimedia card reader
    - firewire port (IEEE 1394)
    - DVD/CD drive
     
  4. actionhank83

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    Thanks for the info!! Im about to do the downgrade, but I have some questions first....

    Do I have to disable the SATA interface from the BIOS when Im about to start the xp installation? Im saying this because when I downgraded a pavilion laptop, I had to do this... After I finished I installed the SATA drivers and then I enabled SATA from the BIOS again.. I imagine that I need to do this since xp doesnt have sata compatibility (at the moment of installation), but Im asking anyways...

    Second question, I presume that infinst_autol.exe contains among other thingies, the sata and audio drivers needed..... Is this correct?

    Thanks a lot and I hope I get an answer soon!!!
     
  5. gamfaspats1

    gamfaspats1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I don't mean to butt in on your thread, but I have an A135-S4666 on the way (my first laptop). I also want to use XP. I see Intel drivers for the 943GML chipset on the Intel site for XP. Are these all the drivers I will need outside of modem, etc?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  6. Cappy

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    Hi I have an A135-S4666 too. Running Ubuntu Linux and XP on it.

    I have this for Mobile Intel 945GM Express drivers:
    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Product_Filter.aspx?ProductID=2301

    Using Atheros AR5xxx 5.3.0.35 for wireless drivers:
    http://www.opendrivers.com/downloadopendrivers.php?href=47456

    Realtek High Definition Audio 5.10.0.5436
    http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/SO...High-Definition-Audio-Codec-Driver-R170.shtml

    SmartCard 2.0.0.6
    Haven't looked

    Intel Chipset 8.3.0.1013
    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?ProductID=816&DwnldID=13499&lang=eng

    Realtek RTL8139/810x Fast Ethernet NIC
    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/win/54582

    I used a program called "driver genius" and it located the driver versions needed for this laptop.

    Here are the tech specs from ubuntu:
     
  7. tttucker

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    http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_sc_modSel.jsp just chose your module number and type and click go
     
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    I got this laptop a few days ago and after one session with vista and seeing how slow it was and how much of the mem it ate while just at rest ( had only 50% ram avail) and how much hd space it took ( had 50 gig out of 80 avail with just crap toshiba had on it), I decided to put windows xp on it. I formated the hd from the xp install disk, and almost half the drivers were already on just from xp. I dug around in a few places like this forum and another and found all the rest in one sitting! No worries it can be done with any pc - do not let idiot sales and service folks try to tell you the hardware was built only to function on vista! They tried that crap on me lol. This machine screams now. Boot times are about 1/10 as long and everything run a ton faster - i click on my internet connect button on left of laptop and i am on in 1 second flat and that is no exageration and that is on wireless! Browsing is faster and installations are faster. YOu have to do this if you dislike vista it is easy if you are used to installing operating systems. Good luck and do it - you will thanks us for telling you to.
     
  10. givibo

    givibo Newbie

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    In ref to infinst_autol.exe

    When I ran this program I get a message: This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software. Setup will exit.

    My laptop is L35-S2366 with Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor T-2060.

    Any suggestion?

    Thanks
     
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