Reformatting Gateway CX2720 with XP

By dg110270
Aug 12, 2010
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  1. I have a Gateway notebook CX2720 that I replaced the Hatachi hard drive in. I need recovery software for XP serv pack 3 and the laptop drivers. Gateway says i'm not supported anymore. How do i get the software i need to load this bare hard drive? All i have in the house is Dell software recovery disks.
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    If the laptop has a key for XP (and chances are its going to be one thats locked to a gateway Image) then you will need the gateway XP cd, if these arent available then your only option is to buy a copy of XP with a licence key and install XP with that, the drivers shouldnt be hard to find.

    You wont be using a recovery cd with this method and if you havent installed windows before you had best do a google on the subject before hand to see whats involved.
  3. dg110270

    dg110270 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Since Gateway won't talk to me, I guess I have to buy a copy. Do you know who who has the best prices?

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