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Upgrade of HDD/SSD to 500GB on Tecra R950-19E

Q: Upgrade of HDD/SSD to 500GB on Tecra R950-19E

Hi to all.

I would like to know if it is possible to upgrade (buy and then replace) my HDD-SSD (256GB) to one of 500GB/1TB on my Tecra R950-19E.

If yes, you have online stores to suggest to buy?

Thank you.

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Preferred Solution: Upgrade of HDD/SSD to 500GB on Tecra R950-19E

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A: Upgrade of HDD/SSD to 500GB on Tecra R950-19E

I don't see any reason why you could not do this.
Online store? I don't know where do you live but I think you should try to find some online store in your country.
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Thus this mean that only some models have the modem, but all have the slot for the sim card?

I already installed the driver for 3G Modem, downloaded from Toshiba site, the driver was installed without any problem, I have a Sim card that is working - tested in a 3G USB Modem - but still I cant make any connection because Windows cant even find a modem.

A:Can I use 3G Modem on my Tecra R950-104?

You are right, just some models have 3G module inside and, unfortunately your model doesnt have it.
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Every thing works fine except for HDD.

In this period (almost on year) i had 2 hdd failures (2 hdd had to be replaced!!!).
Fortunately issues occours inside warranty period.

Is there any issues with this machine, regarding HDD (It's a 500GB, 7200RPM Toshiba HDD).


A:Tecra R950-104 HDD failure


HDD issues do not depend on notebook but the HDD usage and notebook usage.
The HDD is an wearing part. Sooner or later every HDD would die.

Such issue can happen mostly because the HDD is affected by shocks while moving the notebook. Furthermore there are many different HDDs on the market. Some are cheaper due to low quality and some HDD are more expensive because of good quality.

So you should keep eye on the HDD quality.
But to be honest, I would never purchase an HDD for a notebook. I replaced my HDD with an SSD drive. Its much faster and more durable as an HDD
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I am running Windows 8.1 and running on the balanced power setting.

Is this a common issue with this model?

Can anyone give me some info or steps to go about diagnosing the issue or should I just send it to Toshiba as a warranty?

Any assistance would be appreciated.

A:Tecra R950 Fan Speed


I would not say it?s a common issue because the fan activity depends on notebook usage.
The point is that the increased CPU/GPU performance leads to higher temperature due to heat dissipation? and this leads to higher fan activity?

There are no many settings which could be changed beside the settings within the Windows ?Advanced Power Options?. There you can change the cooling method to ?battery mode? and you can also decrease the max CPU performance from 100% to an lower level? lets say 80%-90%
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Tenho um Port?til TECRA R950-186 PT53OE, com o Sistema Operativo Windows 10. Vinha com o SO Win 7, posteriormente actualizei-o para o Win 8 e recentemente para o Win 10.
Depois de o atualizar para a vers?o 10 funcionou muito bem. Significativamente melhor do que com a vers?o 8.1.
H? poucos dias fiquei sem imagem no ecr?. Ou seja com o ecr? preto.
Quando ligo o computador ? perfeitamente vis?vel a mensagem inicial: TOSHIBA Leading Innovation >>>, mas depois do arranque fico com o ecr? preto.
Tenho trabalhado com ele ligando-lhe um monitor externo ? porta SVGA.
J? fiz a atualiza??o do controlador da placa gr?fica, mas o problema persiste.
Agrade?o que me seja apontada uma solu??o.

A:Tecra R950 - Blackscreen

Try this:
uninstall the display driver in Control Panel.
run Windows Update to install the new display driver.
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This is an alsolutely unacceptable condition! This R950 is now my 3rd Tecra...
and no one had this problem before!

The system is configured in the balanced battery mode, not in the eco mode!
It it possible to setup the settings for the charching, to accelerate the charging?


A:Battery charging on Tecra R950


Usually you need some hours to charge the battery.
If the battery is new, the charging procedure would takes longer?

You should also calibrate the new battery? this mean that you should charge and discharge the battery until its fully empty and this process should be repeated several times in the row.
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A:Password on boot TECRA R950

when i boot the latop i have a password (it's not a bios password)

Why do you think that this isn’t a BIOS password.
Are you able to access the BIOS pressing F2 button?

If not, the notebook is secured by BIOS password and such unknown BIOS password can be removed only by authorized service provider…

If you don’t know the password, you will need to ask the ASP for help
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After completion and reboot, it won't boot and just shows toshiba logo.

Factory hdd is replaced with SSD OCZ VERTEX 4 regonized by bios.

What could be the issue?

A:Re: Tecra R950-18F: Win 8 Pro does not boot from new SSD drive

>Factory HDD is replaced with SSD OCZ VERTEX 4 recognized by Bios.

Do you have the same problems booting the Win 8 using the original HDD equipped with Tecra R950?

From my point of view it could be possible that notebook does not boot correctly due to the new SSD drive.

I would recommend checking the previous HDD.
If notebook would boot properly, then the problem is related to the new SSD drive.

In some cases it could be possible that the SSD firmware needs to be updated.
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I found in internet some UltraSlim SATA HDD/SSD mounting frame which allow the usage of 2nd 2.5? HDD/SSD drive instead of ODD within the Tecra R950 notebook but to be honest I?m not 100% sure if the BIOS would recognize such additional device.

I know that different Toshiba notebooks (Portege and Tecra) series supported such upgrade in the past but such replacement was not supported by every notebook model.

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Any ideas as to what is happening? Should I return the unit?


A:Tecra R950 - backlight flickering

Don?t waste your time thinking why this happen. If possible contact your local dealer as soon as possible, explain the situation and ask for replacement.
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Best regards,


A:Tecra R950-104 - Memory Expansion


According notebook specification your Tecra can be upgraded up to 32GB and you can use 4 X 8GB RAM modules.
Compatible 8 GB RAM modules have part number PA5037U-1M8G.
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A:Tecra R950-15E - Need WiFi switched off by deafult

I?m very surprised about your question here in the forum because usually the notebook/system should ?memorize? the last Wi-Fi status.
This means that the Wi-Fi should stay disabled, in case the WiFi has been disabled just before login off.

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anyone have the same problem?
Maybe you have to reinstall windows?

A:Tecra R950 - Windows update does not work

>Maybe you have to reinstall windows?
From my point of view the new Recovery process and the final Windows update should work properly but I think first of all you should try some alternative workarounds.

This isn?t a notebook problem?.definitely. Its Microsoft issue and therefore I recommend you to check some fixes provided by Microsoft.

Check this Fix Microsoft Windows Update Issues doc:

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Hardware failures?
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A:Tecra R950 - Fingerprint doesn't work

>Yesterday I made complete new installation of Windows 8.1...
Have you installed clean Win8.1 version or upgraded Win8 version that you got with your Tecra notebook?
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A:Tecra R950 with Intel SSD 520 and SSD Password set = F4 BSOD after wakeup


Did you replace the SSD drive?
As far as I know many of the Tecra R950 was equipped with an 500GB HDD.

I could be related to the SSD drive?
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A:Tecra R950-10V PT530E stops booting if USB port is used


Try to set the BIOS to default (F9) and check if it helps?
Additionally check if the BIOS update (if possible) would solve this?
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Install applications, reboot, create restore point ;)

Do updates (windows in groups). Create restore point after each reboot.

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What is happening with this machine?


A:Tecra R950 constantly wanting to run windows reapir

> What is happening with this machine?

Good question?
What do you think?
HDD issue? Microsoft Windows software problem?

Would recommend checking the Event Viewer.
This is an advanced tool that displays detailed information about significant events on your computer.
Usually the system problems should be mentioned too.
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A:Tecra R950-16L - Display stays dark on power up sometimes

>Seems to me like a loose connector to the display or something like that?

Yes, it looks like there is a loose connection or maybe something wrong with the lid sensor.

>Is there any chance to repair this on my own?
I don?t think so.
You would need to check what?s wrong exactly. After this has been checked, you would need to disassemble the notebook and this is not easy. Last but not least you would need the compatible parts to replace the affected hardware? I don?t think you can do that?

>I do need my notebook all the time and do not want to send it for repair if not 100% necessary.
Well, you could ask the Toshiba authorized service provider for details and how long such repair would take.

Here you can find all ASPs worldwide:
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A:Tecra R950 - touchpad has suddenly stopped working

I don't know which OS do you use but check please hardware status. Check please device manager and be sure touchpad is listed there and enabled properly.
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A:WLAN Driver not working (Tecra-R950-116 PT534E-00E00CGR)

To be more specific: in device Manager the message for the WLAN device is: No device Driver installed (code 28).

This is an "approximate" Translation of the german error message, wording maybe different in english language Version of Windows 7.
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A:SCCM driver packages needed for Tecra R850 / R950 series


For own European notebook series, Toshiba provides the drivers for download on their Toshiba EU driver page:

If you need an SCCM driver packge, I would recommend you to check this Toshiba page:

This package provides the device drivers and tools for your Toshiba business notebook, in order to allow you to deploy Windows images with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) by importing this package.

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A:can i upgrade my harddisk from 500gb to 1 tb

Hi, Yes you can. Any standard HDD for laptops today can do the job. My suggestion: because HP uses HDD's from few vendors therefore use Device Manager, Disk drives to see which vendor of the existing HDD and buy from same vendor for firmware compatible (note: this is NOT a must). I also suggest: buy fater speed (7200RPM) and big cache. Regards.
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A:Upgrade Win 8.1 from 500gb HD to 128gb SSD asstd questions

A 128GB SSD is plenty large enough for a Win 8.1 installation -- although you should plan on migrating large files and data directories to a HDD.

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Once you get the OS partition on the HDD down smaller, then you can "clone" it to the SSD.

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A:Tecra Z40 - HDD Upgrade

If the BIOS recognize the new SSD drive, then the drive should be visible also for the system.
May I ask you how did you try to install the Windows 8.1 OS?
What installation media did you use?

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A:Wi-Fi upgrade on Tecra M10

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A:CPU upgrade on Tecra R10

The CPU is socked and this means that the CPU is removable.
But the important fact is that notebook manufacturers don?t support CPU upgrade.
One of the main reasons is the BIOS which is mostly modified by notebook manufacturers.

But let?s start with some basic knowledge:
The CPU has to be supported by chipset and BIOS.

So let?s check what CPU would be supported by Mobile Intel GS45 Express Chipset which is part of the Tecra R10-11B
Here on this Intel Ark page you can find compatible CPUs

But even if the chipset would support new CPU, some compatibility problems may appear because of the BIOS.
However, the Intel Core 2 Duo CPUs ( Montevina Penryn) were equipped in different R10 models, so probably other Intel Core 2 Duo CPUs would be supported.

By the way: the RAM could be upgraded up to 4GB RAM
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Yes you can :)
You will need to use an SATA SSD drive
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Is this the right specification for Tecra you want to buy?
As I can see it has 500GB SATA HDD inside.
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A:HDD upgrade for Tecra A8

This old Tecra was delivered with several HDDs (from 60 up to 120GB). God thing is that this Tecra uses SATA HDDs so; generally speaking HDD upgrade should not be problematic.

Which HDD can you use? In my opinion HDD with around 300GB should be enough for this old piece of hardware. Just buy SATA 2,5? HDD. Talk with your local dealer and buy high quality product.

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A:Tecra M10 - HDD upgrade


I think this should not be a big problem since the SATA controller should handle the 1TB HDD.

You can test it using the HDD from the M105? the replacement is not difficult and both units M105 and M10 supports the same SATA HDD.
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Can I swop the processors?
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A:Tecra M5 - CPU upgrade options

Update: Well I googled the chipset and discovered it is supposed to support T7600
I updated the bios to the latest (3.7)
I replaced the T2400 with the T7600 fired it up the computer and . . . . . nothing, zippo.
Very disappointing.

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So, are they really not compatible?
Is there something else I ought to have done?

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Message was edited by: nickj

A:Tecra M2 bios upgrade


I assume You are upgrading in Windows?
If so certain modules need to be in place before this upgrade.

If You're in WinXP, make sure You have Common Modules installed.
If You're in WinVista or Win7 make sure You have TVAP / Value added package installed.

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I have downloaded the drivers for the laptop for Windows Vista and also Windows 7. I was given a copy of Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit by another friend. I am worried about doing a fresh installation instead of an upgrade incase I mess up the boot screen and the BIOS.

Should be worried upgrading from windows vista to windows 7 even though I have the toshiba product recovery disk for windows vista business 32 bit? I would prefer to do a fresh installation

I can be contacted via electronic mail. The address is [email protected]

A:Tecra M9 - Upgrade to Windows 7


If you have the Toshiba recovery disk everything is perfect and nothing can happen. :)

You can start with Windows 7 installation but as you already wrote I would prefer a clean installation because it would faster and more stable. In case it would go something wrong you can restore the original Vista with all drivers and tools every time because you have the Toshiba recovery disk :)

Windows installation doesn?t affect the boot screen (Toshiba) and BIOS. Windows has absolutely nothing to do with that.

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A:SSD upgrade for a Tecra R840-16J

> 1- do you recommend me any special brand/model ?

I would not recommend an specific model or manufacturer? I think it?s always a matter of price-performance ratio. I recommend you to search for some benchmark tests and reading some SSD drive test on different tech websites.
Then you can choose the best SSD drive for you? I mean it does not need to be the best and the expensive one?

> 2- what the steps I need to make to have a proper installation ?

This is the same procedure like HDD upgrade.
Check this nice HowTo from Toshiba:
Tecra R840 & Satellite R840 HDD Replacement Procedure

> 3- I have installed lots of sw that I need (Office, PS, and lot of astronomy specific sw I use). Do I need to re-install all these or is there any solution to "clone" my HDD to the ssd?

You can install everything again on new SSD drive or you will create an image:
You can use an option included in Win 7:
Click on Start go to Getting Started and then select Back up your files.
Next click on the Create a system image hyperlink.
Now you can choose where you want to save the image. You can choose an external HDD, burn to multiple DVD?s, or store it on a network location.
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I can install two modules x 4GB (8GB) on that laptop?
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I found info that Tecra A7 can be upgraded with max 4GB of RAM so 2x4GB cannot work.
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A:Tecra A7 - upgrade to Win7

I have also tested Win7 on some older Satellite notebooks and Win7 installation was successful.
Simply try it. All what can happen is that you will not be able to use some specific Toshiba functions due to missing Toshiba tools and utilities but generally speaking I don?t think you should have some big problems.

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Two files inside:

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A:Tecra 540 - BIOS upgrade ?


On the Toshiba driver page in the Tecra 540 section you can find two BIOS packages.
The one package BIOS 8.00-TRAD contains an BIOS Tecra 540 exe file and some pdf documents which describes how to update the BIOS.

Furthermore the Toshiba FAQ document +?How do I update the BIOS on my Toshiba Notebook and where can I get the latest BIOS for my machine??+ provides a step by step instruction.

Please check the last point *?BIOS Upgrade Procedure 7?*

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For all models except those listed in procedures (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6)
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A:Tecra A11-11N does not boot after CPU upgrade


Would recommend checking this Toshiba doc:

+Can I upgrade th CPU, Display or Mainboard in my Toshiba Notebook?+

The CPU upgrade is not supported (officially).
The point is that even if the chipset would support the new CPU, it could be possible that the notebook would not boot up due to compatibility problems between BIOS or other components on the motherboard and new CPU.
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A:How to upgrade Sound on Tecra S11?

To be honest I?m really surprised with your question. Fact is that Tecra notebooks are designed for business purposes and designed for usage in offices, meeting rooms and by customer visiting so the sound is not so important in the whole ?package?. This is not multimedia notebook so you will probably not find any Tecra with high quality speakers inside.

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A:Need advice about upgrade and OS configuration on Tecra A6

Tecra A6 is fully supported for WXP so there is no problem to find all drivers, tools and utilities.
On Toshiba download page -
Tecra A6 is listed in Archive.
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Message was edited by: rajamani.kandasamy

A:Tecra A9 51G Hard disk Upgrade.

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Usually HDD upgrade is no problem because it?s no tricky procedure and if you buy a HDD with more rpm (rounds per minute) and something bigger (120GB for example) your computer should work a little bit faster due higher data density.

Anyway, mainboards with IDE controller have 28bit LBA limitation that means you can use HDDs up to 128GB or with other words 120GB would be the maximum HDD capacity and this should be ok because it three times as much as on old HDD.
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A:Tecra M5 - WiFi card upgrade

Problem is that officially WLAN card upgrade is not supported and unfortunately there is no info about that. On this forum you can find many threads with the same theme. If you have some time try to use advanced search option and check if you can find some info about WLAN card upgrade.
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There could be a compatibility issue between the CPU and BIOS or the higher heat dissipation could lead to higher temperature?

But generally speaking you can use the CPU which is supported by chipset on the motherboard.
If the chipset would support the new CPU then you would have good chances to get this CPU running.

It seems that both CPUs support the same socket? so it should not be a problem to fit the CPU on the mobo?

But why do you need new CPU?
The Intel Core i7 2620M is really a good CPU and disasembling the notebook means that you would lose the warranty!!!
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A:Tecra 8000 No Boot after Ram upgrade

Hi there -

By "no boot up", do you mean it hangs, or do you not even have power? If you have power, have you double checked your original RAM to make sure it is seated properly?

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I am running as administrator. I am running WIndows 7 64 Bit professional.
Model M11SAU1.

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A:Tecra M11 - TBIOS Upgrade not working to

>The reason I am upgrading is because I am hoping it will solve my USB wireless headset issue. I have a plantronics .Audio 995 wireless headset with USB dongle that simply will not install using standard windows drivers which the manufacturer has told me should work.

In my opinion this has nothing to do with BIOS and don't think that the BIOS udpate is a solution for that...
However, did you intsall the VAP (value added package) for this notebook model?

As far as I know this is needed to be able to update the BIOS!!

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A:Re: Tecra M5 PTM51E - CPU upgrade issue

I tried upgrading the CPU in my laptop and ran into the same problem.

If the BIOS doesn't support the CPU model, then the CPU speed and fan speed will be incorrect.

You will need to use one of the CPU's that are available in the Tecra M5 range for the calibration to work properly.
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Hi buddy,

You have created the Toshiba recover disk? Perfect!!!
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Pleeeaase help...

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I tested the RAM with memtest and both chips passed (even though memtest only sees 4GB)

I thought it might be a case of updating the BIOS but whether I run the .exe files in bios-20091103164158, bios-20091104152403 or bios-20091104172541 I get an error saying "This computer is not supported"

Could someone please tell me:-
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2) If it does, what change do I need to make to get it to use all 8GB (excluding VGA of course)
3) What BIOS update do I need

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A:Strange issue after RAM upgrade on Tecra M10


I don?t have this notebook model but I will try to help.

# Yes this notebook model supports RAM up to 8 GB
# Maybe this document will help you
# Generally speaking you don?t need anything. Just if you want you can update BIOS but with old one everything should be OK. Just be sure you use compatible RAM modules.
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If I download from microsoft site - where do I find the OEM serial number?

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A:How to upgrade my Windows7 to Windows8.1 - Tecra Z50-A-15W

According notebook specification your notebook was preinstalled with Win7 64bit and Win8.1 installations DVD. Before you do anything make Win7 back up and create Win7 recovery media (DVD or USB).

I don?t have this notebook model but if I understand the situation right Win8.1 DVD that you got is installation disc that you can use for clean Win8.1 installation. With other words it is not an upgrade disc that you can use to upgrade preinstalled Win7.

Create Win7 recovery media, back up all your all your important data and use Win8.1 recovery disc to make clean Windows installation.
> If I download from microsoft site - where do I find the OEM serial number?
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Theoretically you could use a CPU which is supported by chipset.
As far as I know the notebook supports the Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset.
So you can check the Intel page for Intel Mobile Gm45 properties and what CPUs would be supported.

But generally speaking the CPU upgrade is a tricky thing because stronger CPU produces more heat dissipation and could lead to overheating.
Furthermore it?s not 100% sure that BIOS would support the new CPU.

I found also this nice Toshiba doc:
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A:Tecra S4-128: No Fn+F6-F7 function after Win7 32Bit upgrade


What version of VAP did you install?
It seems that Win 7 drivers are not released for Tecra S4.

Possibly its driver / software problem.
Would recommend updating the graphic card driver and to use the latest VAP released for Win 7.
You can find the VAP in other Tecra or Satellite series
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A:Tecra A10-12H - BIOS upgrade: 'this computer is not supported'


Did you install the VAP (value added package)?

The VAP is necessary in order to run some Toshiba tools and to update the BIOS.
I found a threads with the same error message but the user used Win XP.

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A:Hardware Update/Upgrade questions for Tecra S10-183

>1) In theory, SATA3 work perfectly well that 240GB SSD right?
>In manual, it is up to 120GB SATA2 SSD in it. However, the handbook of 2009. So the information is very old. And at that time were not yet 240GB free for end users SATA3 SSD hard drives.

The SATA controller is not size limited? you can use 250GB, 500GB or larger HDDs. The same should be possible with SSD drives since the controller is the same.

> 2) Are there any Windows Professional / Ultimate / Business 64 for 7 as this laptop?
> Original I have Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit. I wanted my memory that is extended to 8GB. CAD program running on 64 bit operating system much better.

Not sure what you mean exactly but if you want to installed Win 7 64bit then you can do it without big problems? the 64bit drivers are available on the Toshiba European driver page.

> 3) Is the graphics card soldered onto my laptop or can I let it replace it? So it's a plug-in card?
The notebook seems to be equipped with an NVIDIA Quadro NVS 150M graphic chip. This is external chip which is plugged/soldered on the motherboard. But even if you could remove this chip, the upgrade is NOT possible.

> 4) Can I move to a higher processor / CPU? To what size?

Generally speaking the CPU upgrade depends on the chipset on the motherboard.
You could upgrade the CPU, if the chipset would support the new CPU.
There are still questions about BIOS support but I read here in the forum that some people were able to upgrade the new CPU.

> 5) the Mobile UMTS and HSDPA / HSPAU / LTE is capable?
The 3G support modules seems to support HSDPA standard

> 6) I still can not get on the Toshiba support site:
> find when entering the serial number or the model number is not my laptop?

Maybe its not inserted in the database but your Tecra S10-183 belongs to the PTSB3E series? you can search for other models belonging to the PTSB3E to get the details?
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>Although i could install Lubuntu to the eSATA it didn't want to boot (no hard disk inside anymore) from eSATA, but booted from USB
I assume the BIOS does not support the booting from eSATA port but just from USB port.
But this is just an idea... this should be checked once again within the BIOS settings.
Maybe an BIOS update would help too.

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