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Installing XP Home


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#1 bertolinidives

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 08:54 AM

Thanks for reading this....

I have a Gateway 7320GZ laptop with an XP Home COA sticker. I bought it new with XP Home installed. I run current Kaspersky AV on it and somehow it got into a really wierd state that could not be solved. I had to wipe it clean and install a new OS. I cannot find my original disks that came with the computer so I had a copy of XP Pro which I installed with no problems, got the drivers from Gateway's site and off I went.

I want to have an authentic OS so I want to install XP Home "over" XP Pro and use my original COA. Problem is, I don't have the install disks that came witht he computer. Can anyone help me with a source for XP Home that I could install and use my original COA?

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 09:13 AM

http://support.gateway.com/s/Mobile/Gatewa...GZ/4430sl.shtml

If you want replacement disks...I'd suggest contacting Gateway.

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 10:34 AM

Thank you for the suggestion.

http://support.gateway.com/s/Mobile/Gatewa...GZ/4430sl.shtml

If you want replacement disks...I'd suggest contacting Gateway.

Louis



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Posted 06 September 2010 - 11:20 AM

Thank you for the response. Gateway no longer has disks for my machine. They said they have no disks for anything purchased before September 1, 2007. So, I am thinking my only option is to find someone with an XP Home disk and install it using my product key. Would that be my only option?

http://support.gateway.com/s/Mobile/Gatewa...GZ/4430sl.shtml

If you want replacement disks...I'd suggest contacting Gateway.

Louis


Edited by bertolinidives, 06 September 2010 - 11:20 AM.


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Posted 06 September 2010 - 12:03 PM

Yes, that would.
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Posted 06 September 2010 - 12:34 PM

I believe that's a valid option, as long as you do a clean install.

You have a valid license for an XP Home install...need a Microsoft XP CD to be used with your license on the Gateway system.

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 05:04 PM

Thanks to all.




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