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I have a gateway (let me say i hate them) but would there be away NOT to use the restore disk they give when you buy a computer from them like if you use a windows disk that you get from a store

I did try to do this once and it didn't work but i think thats beacuse i have SATA hard drive and I wouldn't know what to do to get it to work

so if anyone can help me with this I would be happy

if i missed any info that would be needed just ask

Edited by cornos, 26 October 2005 - 05:13 PM.

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If you use a store bought generic windows disk you shouldn't have any serious problems. It may not install all the device drivers but you can always go to the Gateway site for that model and download and install them from there. One thing you might miss is the diagnostics that Gateway includes.
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