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I need to restore my system but have no recovery discs.

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Dear Sir:

I would suggest you to contact the gateway support as this is gateway computer and you will get compatible recovery cds from gateway.

All you need is the windows operating system cd and drivers cd.

Please click on the link below.
http://support.gateway.com/support/default.asp#


Please feel free to get back to me If you need any further assistance.
Regards,
Mohammed.

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

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