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I would like sto dump my system, and start over. Syst: Gateway GT5220. running Windows XP service pack 3

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This will perform an install that will eraseeverything and start over.

  1. Remove all CDs or DVDs from the optical drives.
  2. Turn off the computer using the normal Windows shut down process.
  3. After the computer is turned off, disconnect all USB devices except the keyboard and mouse. This includes USB devices such as a printer, scanner, removable storage, or camera.
  4. Turn on the computer. To start recovery, at the prompt press the F11 key.
    View Picture Note: If this is the first time the computer has been started to the recovery partition, insert the System Restore CD when prompted and then click OK.
    View Picture Files copy.
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  5. In the System Restore Options dialog box, select Full System Restore (Destructive), and then click Next.
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  6. In the System Restore - Format and Recover dialog box, click Yes.
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  7. Files copy.
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  8. In the System Restore dialog box, click Restart.
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  9. The computer restarts.
  10. Drivers and applications are installed.
    View Picture Note: The following Out of Box Experience (OOBE) screens may vary slightly between models.
  11. In the Welcome to Microsoft Windows screen, click Next.
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  12. In the Are your speakers working? screen, click Yes! I can hear the music!, and then click Next.
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  13. In the What time zone are you in? screen, select the appropriate time zone, and then click Next.
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  14. In the End User License Agreement screen, click Yes I accept for both EULAs, and then click Next.
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  15. In the Help protect your PC screen, click Help protect my PC by turning on Automatic Updates now, and then click Next.
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  16. In the What's your computer's name screen, type a name for the computer and a description, if desired, and then click Next.
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  17. In the What's your Administrator password? screen, type the appropriate information, and then click Next.
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  18. In the Is this computer in a domain? screen, click Skip.
  19. The computer checks the Internet connectivity. Please wait.
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  20. In the How will this computer connect to the Internet? screen, select the appropriate option, and then click Next.
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  21. In the Do you use a username and password to connect to the Internet? screen, select the appropriate option, and then click Next.
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  22. In the Setting up a high speed connection screen, select the appropriate options, and then click Next.
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  23. In the Ready to register with Microsoft screen, to register with Microsoft after the OOBE screens are completed, select No, not at this time, and then click Next.
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  24. In the Thank you screen, click Finish.
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  25. Installation is complete. Any application that shipped on a separate CD can now be installed. It is recommended to update the antivirus definitions and perform Windows Updates.

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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according to the sites info on the network ethernet adapter, it should indicate to you the chipsets product name. take that information and go directly to the chipset manufacturer and look for an xp supported driver at their website.

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What Does It Mean When Support for My Operating System Ends?


Microsoft Support for Windows Vista (with no service packs installed) ended on April 13, 2010, while support for Windows XP (without Service Pack 3 installed) ended on July 13, 2010. Windows 2000 support ended on July 13, 2010 as well.
There is no Service Pack 3 for the 64-bit version of Windows XP. If you're running the 64-bit version of Windows XP with SP2, you have the latest service pack and will continue to be eligible for support and receive updates until April 8, 2014.
If you are still running a version of Windows where support has ended, it means that version of Windows will no longer receive any updates from the Windows Update or Microsoft Update site. These updates are generally provided for security reasons to help protect the PC from harmful viruses, spyware, malware, and other malicious software. Windows Update also provides new drivers for your hardware that can improve the reliability of Windows.
Hackers love to take a security vulnerability in Windows and exploit it to their advantage. So, if a vulnerability is found in Windows XP or Windows Vista and you are not running the latest service pack, you will not be protected and will be at risk.

How Can I Tell What Service Pack is Installed?
Follow these steps to discover what Service Pack is installed:
1) Click on the Start Button
2) Right-click on either My Computer or Computer (depending on your Windows version)
3) Click on Properties
On this window, it should tell you which version of Windows along with which service pack is installed). It should also tell you whether you are running a 32 bit or 64 bit version of Windows.

Where can I download the latest Service Pack for Windows?
For Windows XP, click on the following link to download Service Pack 3

For Windows XP Service Pack 3 info, click below :-
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/learn-how-to-install-windows-xp-service-pack-3-sp3

For Windows XP Service Pack 3 download, click below :-
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5B33B5A8-5E76-401F-BE08-1E1555D4F3D4

For Windows Vista, click on the following link to download Service Pack 2

Windows Vista Service Pack 2 info, click below :-
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Learn-how-to-install-Windows-Vista-Service-Pack-2-SP2

Windows Vista Service Pack 2 download, click below :-
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935791

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Hi, I have formatted the SATA hard drive in my Gateway GT 5408 with Intel motherboard D945GCFG1. I want to load XP pro instead of the original Vista which was on it. Do I need to change the Bios or install...


No, you do not need to install a new driver as long as that is the same sata hard disk tha used to work in your Gateway computer. Just boot into your windows xp installation cd and let the setup continue.

Should you need further assistance, please let me know.

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Problems loading OS in Gateway desktop


Normally installing the os on a different mechine, and then putting into another pc dosent work.

If the hardrive is the oringinal drive, which came with the system, and you want to install xp on, you will have to use a dos disk with fdisk on it, delete all partitions on the drive and create a new partition, then start loading windows, it will give you the option to format the drive for nt(ntfs) file system and setup windows.

If you do that and it still gives you protecting files error, you will have to take the side panel of the computer tower, unplug from the mains and take the cmos battery out for about 30 secs, put the battery back in, plug in the mains and reboot the computer, start loading windows again
Hope this helps and post back if you need further assistance.

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How do I upgrade my laptop from 98 to xp without licence or cd


The only way you can upgrade your Operating System is by installing a new version. Windows XP would be your best option.
You can get a genuine Windows XP from a computer store, online or from a friend who can give it to you for free.

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How to unblock facebook, myspace, tagged, and twitter?


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if this windows xp follow this link http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Windows-XP-Startup-Faster

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My Gateway ,windows vista , just freezes up my aol say not responding, every thing says not responding.... what can i do???


I use to have Vista and it gave al kinds of problems so what i can recommend is to load Windows XP with service pack 2 not 3 there is a problem with SP 3 it slows down the system. I am using XP now and i am very happy with it. So give it a go

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Constantly reboots itself


The Gateway GT5220 has an AMD Athlon 64 processor. It has been documented that Windows XP SP3 doesn't play well with some AMD CPUs. I'm pretty sure this is one of them. I would suggest attempting a system recovery using a restore point on a date BEFORE you installed SP3. If that doesn't work, you might consider recovery using the original Gateway Restore CD. It will likely wipe the system, but that might be the only choice.

I would NOT start with the total reload option. We have a couple others before you get there, so try the restore point and then let me know the results. We'll go from there...
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hello Bobtheguy,  you can goto this link for help on your Gateway. Hope this is a fixya?

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