End of the line: Toshiba C55D-B5214

The posts I have written about my Toshiba Satellite have turned out to be some of the most popular articles per date. However in an effort to provide the useful information I wanted to share it appears I have damaged it beyond repair. Continue reading “End of the line: Toshiba C55D-B5214”

Toshiba C55D-B5214: Durability

If you have been following or read up on all my posts about my Toshiba Satellite you may have found many positive aspects. Well, it’s time to speak of the negatives as my trusty secondary machine is starting to decline, rather quickly. Continue reading “Toshiba C55D-B5214: Durability”

Thoughts: Xubuntu 16.04 on my Satellite C55D-B5214

Microsoft is ever vigilant at trying to strong arm customers of 7 and 8.1 to upgrade to 10. So, I have vowed to use Linux on my laptop at least until the madness is over (as my laptop won’t upgrade). This past month I installed Xubuntu 16.04. How well does it work? Well, it may stay here until my machine is retired. Continue reading “Thoughts: Xubuntu 16.04 on my Satellite C55D-B5214”

Video: Toshiba C55D-B5214 Complete Teardown

One of the top posts here at NautilusMODE has been the guide to tearing apart the Toshiba C55D-B5214 laptop. Now we have video of the process! Continue reading “Video: Toshiba C55D-B5214 Complete Teardown”

Windows 8.1 System Image Backup & Restore

The other week user bun asked how he could upgrade his HDD and keep everything as is in response to my post Opening Up The Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5214. Today, I show you how you can do just that. Continue reading “Windows 8.1 System Image Backup & Restore”

October 2015 Toshiba Laptop Update: Bluetooth and Trackpad

If you have been following along my Toshiba Satellite posts, you should be eager to hear these updates! Some bad news, and some great news about it’s hardware! Continue reading “October 2015 Toshiba Laptop Update: Bluetooth and Trackpad”

Laptop/PC – Windows Recovery Information/Guide

“Help! My laptop/PC has run into problems and needs Windows reinstalled! Where is my Windows license key and how can I recover my PC?” Fear not, this post shall be your guide to get your PC back. Continue reading “Laptop/PC – Windows Recovery Information/Guide”

Windows 10: Don’t Upgrade Just Yet!

Update 2015/12/27: Time has passed and this article is now out of date. Read my new opinion on upgrading here: Windows 10: Feel Free To Upgrade

Windows 10 is here and many tech websites are urging people to bite the bullet and upgrade all of their machines to the latest and greatest OS. You’d be a technophob or person who hates progress to not upgrade after all, right? It’ll be great for older machines too because of the improvements(only true technically speaking). I am one who thinks you should NOT upgrade your PC, at least your current one. Read on to find out why you shouldn’t and why I can’t upgrade the laptop I purchased brand new last fall without shelling out at least $120 dollars for a new license key.

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How To Clean Install Windows 8.1

Have you reinstalled Windows 8.1 only to find that the OEM pre-installed software stayed on the machine?  I recently found an article online that explains how to get a clean fresh install for you PC. Continue reading “How To Clean Install Windows 8.1”

Article Update: Upgrading the Wireless Card in the Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5214

Hi NautilusMODERs,

This week I upgraded the wifi in my Toshiba Satellite laptop. So instead of making a new article I updated the old one found here!  So if you want to see more of the innards of this machine go check it out now!

Yes, that means no new separate in depth article for today, but I do want to take this opportunity to let you in on how much of trouble this install turned out to be.  Yes the install process is straight forward and only took about 10 minutes, but testing this new device has caused me a number of headaches which I want to share if you want to try this yourself. I feel these are configuration issues I have yet to discover, which I also warned of in the article itself. Overall the upgrade does work though so I wanted to share my findings! With that out of the way, let’s get to the heart of the problems encountered with my particular hardware upgrade. Continue reading “Article Update: Upgrading the Wireless Card in the Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5214”