Toshiba Satellite A505 - How to Easily Install Drivers Toshiba Satellite Notebook

Published: 01st June 2011
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Updating the Toshiba Satellite A505s is a straightforward process to install/reinstall Toshiba Satellite A505 for new or outdated hard ware devices. Since Windows versions have some common features, you should have no trouble installing Toshiba Satellite A505s on Windows XP or other Windows system with the instruction here.

How to install the right Toshiba Satellite A505?



The right Toshiba Satellite A505 is one key thing for the driver installation to go smoothly. Don’t be tempted to use the NT driver for an XP computer, nor is it worth using a Toshiba Satellite A505 that is designed for a model that is ‘close but not quite the same’ as your piece of hardware. If it’s an external piece of hardware the model number etc are usually on there somewhere, either on top or maybe under the unit (where you’ll often find the serial number).

Download Toshiba Satellite A505



If you’ve found and downloaded the Toshiba Satellite A505 on the internet, it might be worth saving it to the desktop or even to a new folder you made called ‘drivers’. The other option is that you have the Toshiba Satellite A505 on a floppy or CD Rom that came with the device – this is even easier: usually you just put it in the drive and follow the instructions.

Install and Update Toshiba Satellite A505



The other type isn’t self-running like this and you’ll need to install them manually. First you need to find the ‘Device Manager’. If you don’t know where this is then click on ‘Start’ bottom on desktop, then click ‘Control Panel’, click ‘Performance and Maintenance’ and then click on ‘System’. You’ll get a new window that has multiple tabs. Click on the tab called ‘Hardware’ and you’ll see the device manager – click on the name to bring it up. This method is similar in all windows set ups, and all work from a command line instead – to do this go to ‘Start’, choose ‘Run’ and type devmgmt.msc in the box. This will also bring up the device manager.

The device manager lists all the devices you have and you can double click on them to bring up a further window that lists the device properties. Click the tab for Toshiba Satellite A505 and you get all the details you need. You’re looking at ‘Update Driver’, and normally you want to say no to the suggestion that Windows initiates a search via the Microsoft website because you already have the disc or file. Select no thanks, and click next. If you have the disc you choose it on the next screen, if you are looking for the file you’ve downloaded choose the option to select from a list (don’t be put off by the word ‘advanced’) and find the driver files where you stored them

Note: In the device manager window there was an option to return to the previous Toshiba Satellite A505. This is what you need to use if updating the Toshiba Satellite A505 seems to have made things worse.

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