I inherited a Toshiba Portege R500-S5008X from my supervisor and would like to reformat it and reinstall Windows XP before starting to use it. I eventually found Toshiba's support pages that list drivers and utilities for Windows XP.
What essential steps should I take before doing this to ensure that I will be able to get it running again with full features afterward? I have exported all the information from System Information (msinfo32.exe) and e-mailed it to myself so that I can find the names of any missing drivers. Anything else I should do?