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Computer problems Where can I buy that disk for the computer? Someone told me it wasn't hard once I get the right disk. I just don't know what to buy or where. Thank you for your help.

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You can most likely go back to www.gateway.com, enter support, enter your model number, then see if they have an offer for a cd replacement service..
it is not hard..just takes around 1 and a half hours..

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