Ever since I started restoring this Toshiba Satellite L350 Series Notebook PC I’ve had to go and find the correct Drivers on my own using my HP to do so since Windows Update doesn’t work on Vista and even Internet Explorer won’t work.
I’m using the generic built in graphics driver for I can’t find the correct one to download. I talked to Intel support and they told me that all the Intel Drivers I need have been discontinued and Toshiba doesn’t have them either. I’ve found some online but the major ones aren’t coming up in searches at all. The Intel Support person I talked to told me to ask the Community here for help and that is what I’m doing.
When it comes to Intel Drivers I’m trying to get the following drivers for some the Intel Processors for Windows Vista Home Premium x64-Bit. These drivers are: Intel Centrino Processor Intel Core Duo Processor T5750 & Intel Core Duo Processor T8100
Also I need Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 also for Windows Vista Home Premium x64-Bit.
I have a Dropbox link that shows all the errors I’m having with Drivers related and due to Windows Vista which could partially be how I downloaded it from a third party source. Here’s that link:
jetnova16, Thank you for posting in the Intel® Communities Support.
In reference to this scenario, just to let you know, all the proper drivers for your system are provided by Toshiba directly, they are the ones that customized the drivers and validate them to be installed in your platform while using the proper Operating System version.
In the following link, you will be able to see all the drivers provided and validated by Toshiba for your Notebook, please select the Operating System and you will be able to install them:
In reference to the Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T5750 and Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T8100, both of them are under status of: End Of Interactive Support / Discontinued, as you can confirm in the links below:
So, even though Intel® technical support will no longer be provided for this kind of products, still, as an option you may want to try our Discontinued Products Community to get recommendations from fellow community members:
Or you may also find the Discontinued Products Website helpful to address your request:
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The Better Business Bureau should know of your treachery and shut you down once and for all!
So where to start?
First of all, I am at the head of the queue when if comes to being upset with Intel for not providing driver and firmware downloads for their products for a *significantly* longer period of time. This notwithstanding, I am on Intel's side in this particular argument.
Toshiba sold you this laptop. Your warranty, while it existed, came from Toshiba. You do not have -- and, in fact, *never* had -- any warranty from Intel. If there is any legal obligation to make drivers available, it rests solely in the hands of Toshiba. Their product; their responsibility.
While Intel had an obligation to maintain and provide Toshiba with drivers for a certain period of time, Intel has never had any obligation to maintain driver downloads for Toshiba. Their product, their responsibility.
In the computer industry, equipment becomes obsolete in 18 - 24 months. In the computer industry, the expected lifespan of a product is 3 - 6 years. In the computer industry, equipment typically lasts 5 - 8 years. A rule of thumb that is often used states that equipment should be replaced if the cost of repair is higher than 25% of the cost of the replacement equipment.
@jetnova16 All this fuss over a 12 year old laptop seems unnecessary and non-productive.
However, rather than mounting an argument you cannot win, you should invest in a new laptop. And, this time, save the drivers yourself, not that they will be of any use 5 years from now.
Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
I had to get a new Hard Drive for this Toshiba Satellite for its hard drive went bad and broke. As a result I have to install all the drivers again. When the hard drive died it was 100% UNEXPECTED back in 2013 and then I bought my HP Pavilion G7-1310us Notebook PC do me it was Windows 7 and the games worked on it. The Windows 10 Upgrade Advisor said the games I wanted to play would work on Windows 10 but it was wrong. As a result after 5 years of not playing these games I actually want to play them again and can’t due to Windows 10.
Thus if you knew how to use your brain and actually READ my original post you’d be comprehending what I’m now repeating yet again! So learn to **bleep** read and see that there is a **bleep** reason why I need these drivers and why I’m restoring this Toshiba Satellite!
@jetnova16 You had better read again the house rules regarding behaviour. I have not resorted to calling you names as you are calling me.
I am surprised you have not attacked the manufacturers of these old games, claiming they should update them to work on Windows 10. Or, attacking Microsoft for not maintaining compatibility with these old games.
My opinion? Find the drivers yourself.
Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
I have found all of the Drivers I need to your information OTHER than than the ones I’m bringing up here! All the other drivers are 100% installed and operational! It’s the ones from Intel and thus the most important ones that I’m needing still; hence why I am here!
These game manufacturers aren’t the problem; it’s Microsoft if you want to be technical because they don’t respect others and those that need older operating systems to play their favorite games. They blindly made new OS and then end support on the ones that work still making people have to lose access to their games that they paid valuable money for (sometimes just as expensive as a Windows OS or more) and expect them to give up on them; that’s 100% not right whatsoever!
If I was a computer OS manufacturer I wouldn’t change what isn’t broken thus maintaining compatibility for old games and software which should really be commonsense.