What did you do?

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  1. nikotttin

    nikotttin Pen Pal - Newbie

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    What did you do the first time you used the C140?

    1) Did you wipe out the HD and made a fresh install?
    2) Did you simply uninstall the crapware?
    3) Did you change any parameter in Vista?

    What did you do?
     
  2. nikecar

    nikecar Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    1) no
    2) yes
    3) some that i forgot, mainly the look of it
    4) install all my software.
     
  3. Erich

    Erich Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Made the recovery disks then clean install.
     
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    if i install a clean OS, will xp/vista recognize the network adapter ?

    i had a problem with a few dell notebooks where i had to download driver before i was able to go online.
     
  5. Erich

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    Make the driver and software disk before reinstalling.
     
  6. ninjarama

    ninjarama Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I installed my extra RAM then i thought to reformat the drive, but found that it was already NTFS format...thank you Gateway! Then I uninstalled all the unecessary software (there actually wasn't much compared other brands). Afterward it seemed as good as a clean install and i didn't want to waste any time reinstalling the OS. I suppose if you want to reclaim that 10gb partition used for the recovery stuff, you can back-up it up and repartition.
     
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    If you do a clean install os XP from the CD Gateway provided then you're fine, but if you use your own copy of XP or Pro, then you'll need the drivers for the hard drives and install the drivers from floppy/USB/or slipstream it into the install CD. Vista will handle the SATA drivers just fine all by itself.
     
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    So the first thing when i go my system was uninstall all the stuff, and then I made a backup disk using the build in Gateway recovery center. ( I didn't reinstall the OS)
     
  10. nikotttin

    nikotttin Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Awesome! Thanks for all these answers!

    I will then do this:
    1) uninstal the crapwares
    2) tweak Vista (thanks for the link pibach!)
    3) make the recovery disk

    The waiting game that started few days ago is a though game :)
     

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