Toshiba Netbooks Prepping for Windows 7 with Updated Drivers


I still haven’t found the time to update the BIOS of my Toshiba NB205 netbook in preparation of Windows 7, so I hit up the download site today. I have the newest Windows operating system up and running on the device, but without updated apps and drivers, there’s still a few missing functions. Imagine my surprise to see not just the updated BIOS from a few weeks ago, but four new drivers as well. I see recent Windows 7 updates for the Intel Display, the ginormous trackpad, the card reader and audio. Actually, once I cleaned my glasses, I noticed that BIOS version 1.6 is out as of today as well — just two minor updates from the last one, but I might as well get the latest and greatest!

I was originally hoping that the new trackpad driver returns the scrolling features that I lost — upon installing Windows 7, I could no longer use the sides of the trackpad for horizontal or vertical scrolling. The dedicated Page Up and Page Down keys still work great for the vertical navigation, but I’d like to have that back on the trackpad as well. And I see that one of our readers just left a comment saying that after his BIOS update, the SD slot was no longer bootable. Perhaps this driver update will fix the issue?

I’ve already installed the trackpad driver in Windows 7 and have my mousepad scrolling features again, so I’m already ahead of the game. As far as the rest of these updates, I’ll be installing them shortly — after the BIOS upgrade, that is — and will leave a comment with results.


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