Solved where can i download a free gateway mx3228 recovery disk

April 1, 2018 at 22:38:46
Specs: Windows xp
my gateway mx32228 laptop says this 64-bit application couldn't load because your PC doesn't have a 64-bit processor.

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#1
April 1, 2018 at 23:39:50
Did this laptop arrive with XP installed?

If so do you have, know the key for the installtion.

It’s normally on a sticker somewhere on the case; typically on the base or on the keyboard for a laptop,even inside the battery compartment. In a desktop it’s usually on the back plate of the case.

Per chance is there still a functioning XP installation on the computer as is?


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#2
April 2, 2018 at 04:26:30
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Your model of mx3228 I presume is part of the mx3220 series - and that came with both XP and Vista options?.

If you go to here:

http://www.gateway.com/gw/en/US/con...

and then work your way across the menu select system at the above link to mx3220 you'll then (when you scroll down) find both XP 32 and 64bit associated drivers. You'll need those if you can secure an XP 32bit setup disk; as that may nu't have the required drivers specific to your Gateway.

This post has links to legal downloads of the assorted ISO for XP.

https://www.computing.net/answers/w...

Download the correct one; burn to a DVD and ten you can re-instal XP as a fresh installation... After-which likely you'll need the above drivers too?

Are you sure there isn't a recovery partition on the existing hard drive?

Also be aware that a recovery routine erases "all" personal files n the process; so if possible save those before recovering or re-installaing the OS.

You Gateway came with an OEM installation ; thus you need to acquire/download etc. an OEM ISO or setup disk. You cannot use an OEM key with retail disk (or ISO) and visa -versa. So as earlier do you know the key of the current XP installation?

Incidentally why the need to recover/re-insatll? And are you aware that XP is now somewhat dated and lacking serious support. Also not use IE as your browsers in XP; consider Firefox instead. Also remember that anti-virus utilities may be a little thin on the ground; although M$ is allegedly still supporting Windows defender for XP?

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#3
April 2, 2018 at 06:38:26
I found this site which appears to offer XP-Pro. There is small list on the right offering assorted format. I'd avoid torrent like the plague. Use the IO link only.

Not sure if OEM or real are both there.

https://archive.org/details/Gateway...

If possible scan the download for possible pests too.

This site offers a range of windows ISO - for a modest fee:

https://zoftar.com/laptop-gateway/t...

Haven't used either of the above (two) links so can't comment on their veracity etc.


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#4
April 2, 2018 at 09:35:29
If you still have the original hard drive installed, you should have the ability to create the recovery disks yourself. Here's how: http://gateway-us.custhelp.com/app/...

"my gateway mx32228 laptop says this 64-bit application couldn't load because your PC doesn't have a 64-bit processor"

Is there a question? from what I could find, your laptop has an Intel Celeron M 370 which is a 32-bit processor. That means you MUST install a 32-bit OS. It also means 64-bit software will NOT work. To run a 64-bit OS & 64-bit software, you would have to replace the Celeron with a 64-bit processor & very likely upgrade the RAM too. However, it appears the max RAM your laptop will accept is 1GB, so it's pointless to install a 64-bit OS.


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