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quick question here. I would like to re-install my operating system on my pc. I don't have a recovery disk, but Gateway will send you a disk Gateway Recovery Media for $20. now my question is, will this disk only re-install windows 7 or will it restore all the programs installed by Best Buy, as well as the drivers? what I really need is to restore the drivers but would like everything restored if possible. I'm a newbie and I re-installed windows 7 last week and didn't realize I would wipe everything out.
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I suggest that you just download newest drivers and install them instead.

Is your sig rig the PC that you want to restore?
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yeah this is it. I have tried to find the drivers but I can't seem to find anywhere that doesn't charge you. I also would like to get back the other pre-installed programs if possible.
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what programs did you have pre-installed?
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most of it was trial programs like microsoft works and office. I just figured I'd save them for when I needed them. there are a lot more programs I notice that are missing from my pc. just can't remember what they were. something just feels not right.
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I remember that the programs were there when I restored one of my friends PC long time ago with restore CD but don't count entirely on me as I haven't done a windows restore since ages.
post #7 of 9
Does your PC have a restore partition? If not, the Gateway discs will only re-install the OS + drivers + trial software. It will not restore Office or anti-virus or anything like that. Usually, Gateway support has drivers for all their PCs (unless it's a business model).

EDIT: Do you have the model number of the PC?
post #8 of 9
If it's just trial programs like office and stuff you can also download them from microsoft directly. Though if you miss some particular program, there's surely some other free (legally free) one around on the net that does what you need.

Just always make sure you backup your documents and important data somewhere. Preferrably via some free tool that does it automatically for you so you don't forget
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post #9 of 9
what version of 7 do you have??




edit - i see what version in your sig rig.
ghost, acronis is really good.
Edited by levontraut - 3/12/11 at 3:05am
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