Updating older gateway laptops to xp

I hope this helps Hello, your post on how to restore factory settings kind of helped me, but I cannot find where it says "Repair" It says: Advanced Boot Options Choose advanced options for: Microsoft windows vista (Use the arrow keys to highlight your choice.) Safe Mode Safe Mode with networking Safe mode with command prompt Enable Boot Logging Enable low-resolution video (640x480) Last known good configuration (advanced) Directory services Restore Mode Debugging Mode Disable automatic restard on system failure. A lot of useless searching (much of it a Gateway) and finally came up with that useful tip.

disable driver signature enforcment start windows normally Enter=choose Esc=cancel please email me how to do it at [email protected],sorry for the late reply,my internet was down for a while try holding down the alt key and hit f10 a couple of times on the post(before the windows logo appears). My compurter started to reset in the middle of the boot processs.

after 3 days of researching, I decided what the heck, i'll try my own fresh install w/ the os disc gateway sent me...worked like a charm.

80 updates and reinstall of virus protection but hey, it works!

But I don't want to restore using the hard drive, I want to restore from the CDs.

Gateway System Restore will not give me the option of restoring from CD's; it goes directly to the hard disk preparation program to update the restore partition.

I took laptop to tech guy who said a eorm was wrecking havoc on my system and he recommended a fresh install of vista using ultimate vs business [my orig.]...needless to say I backed up all my docs and pics to my flash drive first.

his install didn't take and so he said the hard drive or the motherboard was down and told me to take it to a laptop specialist.

Now I'm going to make those recovery DVDs in case the recovery partition gets trying to factory reset my comp for a day and a half now.

the only problem I had was looking at the info thought I had a dell but once I found out that I had a gateway(plaese forgive my stupidity) I had it reseting within a couple of minutes thanks to Frys Guy help figured I post a thx to you buddy I seriously feel ignorant I even called dell without realizeing I had a gateway.

By Andy Rathbone Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 can be a chore.

Windows 7 will not automatically upgrade from XP, which means that you have to uninstall Windows XP before you can install Windows 7. Moving to Windows 7 from Windows XP is a one-way street — you can’t return to your old version of Windows.

This thing comes up, runs through the little DOS info, then if I have the gateway xp system cd in, it goes to a blank screen with a blinking cursor at the top.

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