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Gateway SA6.0/Windows XP

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  • Started 1 year ago by DCJack9
  • Latest reply from GuiltySpark
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DCJack9
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I have a Gateway M series SA6.0 that belongs to my son. He had a virus on it and because of that the whole system died. I had norton Anti virus take a look at it and I was told that the OS was gone and that I would need to get another installed. So I had someone install Windows XP to the computer (the orginal OS was Vista), called Norton and I then found out that it doesnt have internet access because the drivers are not installed. The OS that is installed was for a HP computer, so Im guessing that didnt make a difference. I an now trying to dowload the drivers from another computer to a cd and then copy then to the Gateway.
Am I doing this correctly or is this just a waste and what should I do.

I do not have the orginal discs that came with the computer and the computer is 4 years old. HELP!!!!!

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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
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Hi DCJack9 ,

The drivers would have to be from another Gateway M series computer as the hardware may be different for the drivers.

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DCJack9
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I'm sorry I dont understand. Can't I download the drivers to any computer, copy to disc and laid to gateway computer?

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Yes. And you can install them on the bad computer directly from the CD.

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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
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Sorry DCJack 9 ,

I read your first post as 'I am now trying to download the drivers from another computer to a cd and then copy then to the Gateway.' - to mean you were copying the drivers from one computer to another and not actually 'downloading' them, my error.

As Lighthouse says Yes you can.

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