I thought the computer would have come with the XP disc (see the ad), the guy at the counter told me it didn't and that I had to get the disc myself. It seemed legal and I really thought I was also purchasing the OS. I don't know if only having the sticker on the bottom of the laptop validates me going and getting a copy of XP from anywhere now and installing it.
So now Im trying to install windowsME which I have a copy of from a computer I bought before, the install went ok, however at the last step it just seemed to stop and I had to manually reset it.
Now windows will only load in safe mode, I am a student on a budget and right now do not want to buy a new version of XP/7, the website doesn't list drivers for WinME, does this mean its not supported?
This Tecra notebook was designed for WXP. WME was used on old notebooks and for short time and it is definitely not supported for this notebook model. So forget it.
What you need is WXP Professional. Product key at the bottom has nothing to do with OS you want to install. This old Tecra was originally delivered with preinstalled OS and product keys belongs to this original recovery image.
Bet thing you can do now is to Install own WXP and later all necessary drivers, tools and utilities.
Is this US notebook model?
What is exact model name (M3-xxx)?
As far as I know Tecra M3 was produced in year 2005 and WME was used 2002 or maybe 2003 so this notebook was designed for WXP and was offered with WXP Professional.
It was delivered with WXP recovery DVD but this guy probably loses it.
Install WXP and all necessary drivers you can download from Toshiba support page. This discs are not expensive anymore and even your budget is probably limited I think you can buy it (buy used one).