Back in 2009 I bought a Toshiba Satellite L510 laptop for my sister. It came with Vista SP1, but registering gave my a free Toshiba Upgrade disk to Windows 7. I took the time to do DVD backup from a Toshiba utility and ordered the upgrade disk.
When I received the upgrade disk, I installed it: all was working perfectly.
Last week, the hard disk failed. I bought a new one and reinstall Vista from the backup DVD. Work as expected, no problem at all. I then inserted the windows 7 upgrade disk and the fun started:
- The link to the ToshibaUpgradeAssistant.exe was broken. I had to find it browsing the Toshiba support web site (using google of course, the web site is so well designed)
- I installed it and run it
- It gives me an error "This model can't be upgraded to Windows 7" ... but I did it in the past, the only thing that has changed is the hard drive!
- I called the Toshiba support with no success. (It could be your new hard disk drive, try to update your bios, pay us 30$ to get more help)
I also tried updating my BIOS (from v1.49 to v1.50) with no more success.