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    Dell restore CD's

    I had to reinstall a DVD program on this Gateway system. I couldn't find my the copy of PowerDVD that came with the system...

    I did have a copy of the Dell restoration CD that I got for a new Dell at work though.

    When I popped in the CD, it would come up and tell me that the CD could only be used on a Dell.

    I poked around a bit and found a "hidden file" called custom.ini on the CD.

    I copied the CD to my HD.

    Then make one small change in the custom.ini and it works right away.

    I don't have the CD on me at the moment... but I believe it was something like.

    Vender=Dell

    I changed it to

    Vender=Gateway

    Why would they make it so easy to circumvent?

    I'll check the exact line I changed tomorrow when I get in... I just wanted to post this before I forgot.

    EDIT: I just checked it. I was wrong... it wasn't "setup.ini", it was "custom.ini".

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    I knew i saw this somewhere, this is the most lamest attempt to get AP's !

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    had to reinstall a DVD program on this Gateway system. I couldn't find my the copy of PowerDVD that came with the system...

    I did have a copy of the Dell restoration CD that I got for a new Dell at work though.

    When I popped in the CD, it would come up and tell me that the CD could only be used on a Dell.

    I poked around a bit and found a "hidden file" called custom.ini on the CD.
    I copied the CD to my HD.

    Then make one small change in the custom.ini and it works right away.

    I don't have the CD on me at the moment... but I believe it was something like.

    Vender=Dell

    I changed it to

    Vender=Gateway

    Why would they make it so easy to circumvent?

    I'll check the exact line I changed tomorrow when I get in... I just wanted to post this before I forgot.

    EDIT: I just checked it. I was wrong... it wasn't "setup.ini", it was "custom.ini".
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