Non-Destructive System Restore (Recommended) Using Gateway System Recovery Windows XP Hard Drive
This option restores Windows files, all device drivers, and factory-shipped applications without deleting any data files that have been created. Some programs and updates may require reinstallation after restoring the system files.
It is recommended that all important files are backed up once the computer starts back into Windows. If difficulties arise it may be necessary to run a Full System Restore (Destructive) for a better, more stable installation of Windows.
Note: If you have installed another Service Pack since receiving this computer, this non-destructive system restore using the media-less Windows® XP hard drive option is not available.
Note: Due to the large number of virus and spyware threats on the internet, it is recommended that you disconnect all internet connections before reinstalling Windows. After the Windows installation, antivirus and firewall software can be installed and then the internet connection can be re-enabled to update the antivirus definitions and perform Windows Updates.