Hi guys! My dad has a three year old Toshiba Satellite Pro M200, with a Centrino Duo (2.0 Ghz), 80 GB HDD & 2 GB RAM, running Vista Business. The system now encounters significant slowdowns due to viruses, etc, & now warrants a format.
My problem is that the OS DVD that came with the laptop is now lost. The laptop is certified for Vista Business. It even has a sticker on its body pronouncing the same.
But if I install Windows 7 32 bit, will it cause any problems? Will there be a compatibility issue? Any comments / suggestions would be appreciated.
According to this your laptop will support Win7. Just go to the drivers/downloads section of Toshiba.com and mske sure they've got Windwos 7 drivers for download.
EDIT: depending on the age of the laptop Toshiba may give you another install disk from anywhere from free to $30.00, too. So, if it is still under warranty I'd call Toshiba and make up some junk like the install disks came corrupted. A little mischievous, but it has worked for me before.