Gateway Laptop with Newer Hard Drive Needs XP Home Reinstalled

By cj20032005 ยท 4 replies
Jun 18, 2008
  1. Ok, I have a Gateway laptop that needs XP Home SP2 reinstalled. The laptop has a newer Hard Drive (non-factory) that has XP Home already Installed. The OS is not working and I would just like to reinstall the Windows.

    I don't have a recovery disk and it no longer has the original Gateway hard drive.

    Can I use a regular copy of XP Home to reinstall the Windows? The laptop has a product key on the back.

    Will I need to get the drivers off the net? Or will they be ok?

    Thanks for your help.
  2. mscrx

    mscrx TS Rookie Posts: 310

    if you have a legal copy of the windows os version you want to install and the laptop is the only computer you install(ed) it then I don't see a license problem for you.
    you probably need to download a set of drivers. I would do that anyway just to make sure....
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

  4. sedge

    sedge TS Rookie

    if you need a genuine product code for xp give me a pm and i will send you one
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

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