Vista 64 bit Install. Help me please

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by disqimation, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. disqimation

    disqimation MDL Novice

    Jun 28, 2013
    SO. I am trying to fix a toshiba laptop that was riddled with viruses. Naturally my first thought was to re-install windows. I put in a vista 32 bit dell boot disk and erased the hard drive completely. Apparently this computer will only run vista 64 bit, So now i have a boot disk for 64 bit vista and When I choose the option to install windows, it says it needs the drivers and I don't have them.

    I also downloaded the iso files + poweriso for vista 64bit. I tried putting that in also... nothing happens. I'm not sure that I correctly burned the DVD.

    If someone could please walk me through fixing this I would really appreciate it.

    Thank you!
  2. disqimation

    disqimation MDL Novice

    Jun 28, 2013
    Neeeeeevermind. I successfully have installed windows and have finally reached the desktop.

    Can someone tell me what drivers I actually need to download from toshiba website to get it fully functioning? the wireless card isn't even working.
  3. urie

    urie Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 21, 2007
    #3 urie, Jun 28, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2013
    To late now if you have erased the drive but it probably did have a recovery partition that is the first thing you should have tried. As for drivers you didn't mention what ones i,e, perhaps sata. Anyway you need to go to toshiba website and download drivers for your model.
    it should say on machine what version was installed and you also need matching toshiba .XRM-MS certificate and oem:slp key you would be better using Windows 7 • Vista DVD 'Multi-OEM|Edition' Activation or Windows-Loader-Current-release-information to add certificate and key.

    No we are not mind readers :rolleyes: you did not mention what model if there is a choice of wireless drivers for the model just try them one at a time one should work or connect via lan and do windows update it may grab correct drivers.
  4. erpsterm35

    erpsterm35 MDL Senior Member

    May 27, 2013
    what kind of Toshiba laptop are you using? like what's the model number of the Toshiba laptop? you could get that by flipping the laptop upside down an looking at the label there.