will a Toshiba Satellite (Model: L15W-B1302) support Windows 10?

Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

           I wish to help a friend who wants to upgrade her Toshiba Satellite (Model: L15W-B1302) from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 which brings me to the point of this upcoming  question.   Will this laptop support Windows 10?

           Thanks so much in advance for any attention and feedback given to this question.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If the system came with Windows 8 / 8.1 it should be new enough to support Windows 10. I upgraded my Windows 8 ThinkPad X230 to Windows 10 and it works fine.

The upgrade will look through drivers and upgrade as necessary. The upgrade will permit you to go back to Windows 8.1 if you need to.

So it is certainly worth trying and Windows 10 works well. Back up important files and documents first just to be on the safe side.

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GMartinAuthor Commented:

          Thank you for your reply.  As a tie in follow up to my question, could you provide the direct download link to use for carrying out the upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10?

Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi George,

I agree with John's comments. In addition, here's a thread at the Toshiba user forum where someone indicated that a preview version of W10 worked fine on it, so certainly the final W10 will:

Note this comment at that link (copied here under "Fair User"):
I used FAT32 as the File system option and 4096 bytes as the cluster size and my CSM-optionless Satellite was able to boot off of and successfully install Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview -10074 x64. I haven't tried using NTFS or 8192 byte cluster size, but they may possibly work as well.
Also, you may want to run the W10 Upgrade Assistant, which will tell you if the PC is able to run W10. Here's the link for it (note that there are different links for W8 and W8.1):

In terms of getting the upgrade, here's a Microsoft link for that:

Two other points:

(1) You may want to disable the new peer-to-peer patching mechanism in W10, which is enabled by default. This EE article discusses it:
Windows 10 uses YOUR computer to help distribute itself

(2) You and I have discussed Classic Shell before. It works fine on W10. Here's what my W10 Start Menu looks like with Classic Shell:

W10 Start Menu Classic Shell
That's the W2k interface, which I prefer, but, of course, you may configure Classic Shell for the W7 interface.

Btw, you can see that I dock my taskbar on the left to increase vertical screen space, as discussed in this 5-mminute EE video Micro Tutorial:
Move the Taskbar to Create Additional Vertical Screen

Regards, Joe
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If you look at the toshiba driver page, the answer is more then obvious "yes".
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
And here is the media creation link if you need it.


I have used this before.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@GMartin - Thank you and I was happy to help.
GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

            I want to start off by saying that everyone here are just amazing.  The quickness of replies, the rich submitted links along with the well-thought out tips made this post very enlightening and a joy to read.  Thanks to everyone's collaborative help,  the upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 was a complete success.  

            At this point, it seems like my words are not quite enough.  Despite of that, I do want to say "thank you" to everyone who took the time to share your valuable input and resourceful links.  I have taken the liberty of bookmarking this one for future reference.

             Thanks so much once again.

Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Like you, my words are not enough to express my gratitude for such kind sentiments. I don't think I can convey how nice it is to hear such feedback. This makes it an extreme pleasure to try to help you, knowing how appreciative you are of our assistance. Regards, Joe
GMartinAuthor Commented:
Thank you : - )   George
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