Having problems with your Gateway 450SX4 Notebook ?

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\015 I would like to reformat my notebook, but I do not have any of my original disks (lost in a move), can I download the OS and drivers for this computer?\015

Answers :

Unfortunately, you cannot download the OS. You can, however, download the drivers directly from the Gateway website.

Gateway usually sells restore disks after asking you some basic questions. The disk should run you ~$20. Go to http://support.gateway.com/support/ask_gateway.asp and click on "Chat with Technical Support" and tell them your situation and what you need.

Good luck!
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