Solved: Restore Gateway Desktop to Factory Defaults

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Disco_Lion

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My aunt gave me a computer but it doesn't include any disks. The computer is a Gateway Desktop; model # GT5430E. It runs Windows Vista Home Premium OEMAct. I would like to restore the computer to "Factory Default" and erase everything from the hard drive. How can I achieve this? I tried looking on the computer for "Gateway Recovery Management", but I could not locate it. Thanks!
 

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using gateway recovery - I would make sure you have created the disks first
http://support.gateway.com/s/Manuals/Desktops/9532287.pdf

have a look in disk management - see if it has a recovery partition

start>control panel>administrative tools>computer management > disk management

you can post a screen shot
Vista or Windows 7
you can use the "snipping tool" which is found in Start> All programs> Accessories> Snipping Tool

you can buy recovery cds
http://us-store.gateway.com/rcd/
 

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Thanks for your help. I checked out the first link, but it contained instructions for Win XP; I have Vista. The Vista disk that I borrowed was for a Dell computer and I read on a few sites that it wouldn't work to restore a different brand computer.

I was able to install Gateway Recovery Center to my computer by using the info from this page that I found.
http://support.gateway.com/s/issues/2-2420737301.shtml

From there, I made a System Recovery disk and I was able to restore my computer to the factory default settings.
 
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