If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Win2kpro you are right playing with BIOS is risky. Followed instructions on gateway support,but can not access a: Welcome to Tech Support Guy! Juketime Dec 23, at 7: Someone had done this before me.

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Their second option is to download all files onto a cd or dvd, leaving out the.

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Join overother people just like you! Juketime Dec 23, at 7: Let’s let the maker take the heat. Proffitt Forum moderator February 23, 7: Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

So it runs XP now? Do not update the BIOS.

Discussion in ‘ Hardware ‘ started by slawlessAug 3, Been to the site! CNET’s Forum on laptops is the best source for finding help, troubleshooting, and getting buying advice from a community of experts.


Jul 12, Messages: Log in or Sign up. Yes, my password is: In certain cases “large” system builders tie their discs in with the BIOS string so that if the disc doesn’t see the BIOS string it expects it will not install or will not install properly.

Followed instructions on gateway support,but can not access a: You are reporting the following post: I have been to the site, that is where the problem is.

If you’re not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started. I am not that knowledgeable. Nick TompsonAug 4, You are out of luck; basically you have two choices here. Advertisements or commercial links. No, create an account now. Join our site today to ask your question. For the record the OEM windows is the disk that came with my gateway.

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Jul 10, Messages: Do you already have an account? In order to activate Windows XP, you can call Microsoft, the number to call is different depending on where you live. You are posting a reply to: Fateway won’t be able to revert the BIOS version. Track this discussion and email me when there are updates.


Proffitt Forum moderator February 22, You are right about the code in BIOS being used to activate windows. Click here to join today!

A “normal” OEM disc is built my Microsoft.