System Recovery with Replacement Hard Drive
Your replacement hard drive contains files for installing the applications and drivers. The first time you turn on your computer after installing the replacement drive, the operating system files on the new drive are installed automatically.
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.
- Physically install the new hard drive.
- Remove all CDs or DVDs from the optical drives.
- Disconnect all USB devices except the keyboard and mouse. This includes USB devices such as a printer, scanner, removable storage, or camera.
- Turn on the computer. The computer automatically starts system recovery.
Note: Do not press F11 if prompted.
- Files copy.
- In the System Restore dialog box, click Restart.
- The computer restarts.
- Drivers and applications are installed.
- In the Welcome to Microsoft Windows screen, follow the on-screen prompts to finish Windows Out Of Box Experience (OOBE).
- If applicable, use BigFix to install any Gateway recommended patches.
- It is highly recommended to create a Drivers and Applications CD now. Use one of the following methods to create the CD(s):
- Installation is complete. Any application that shipped on a separate CD can now be installed. It is recommended to update the antivirus definitions and perform Windows Updates.