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(system) #1
Definitely, you can install other devices into a Gateway. Gateway and
other manufacturers have some proprietary components, such as memory
and motherboard architecture, but devises like drives, printers,
scanners, etc. should work fine!

Alan

--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "Wendy Pursche" <wpursche@s...> wrote:
> Thanks for all of your responses about the HP printers. I have
another question off of the topic. I know some of the companies out
there have Gateway workstations. I have heard that Gateway is only
compatible with Gateway. Is this true? I am looking to install a
R/W CDROM on a workstation. Do I have to buy it from Gateway or can
I buy it from another vendor?
>
> Thanks again!
>
> Wendy Pursche
> Network Administrator
> Schmald Tool & Die, Inc.
> (810) 743-1600 ext.323
> wpursche@s...
>
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

(system) #2
Thanks for all of your responses about the HP printers. I have another question off of the topic. I know some of the companies out there have Gateway workstations. I have heard that Gateway is only compatible with Gateway. Is this true? I am looking to install a R/W CDROM on a workstation. Do I have to buy it from Gateway or can I buy it from another vendor?

Thanks again!

Wendy Pursche
Network Administrator
Schmald Tool & Die, Inc.
(810) 743-1600 ext.323
wpursche@...



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(system) #3
At 03:06 PM 7/10/2000 , you wrote:
>of the topic. I know some of the companies out there have Gateway
>workstations. I have heard that Gateway is only compatible with
>Gateway. Is this true? I am looking to install a R/W CDROM on a
>workstation. Do I have to buy it from

I do some PC & network work "on the side", and one client had a decent
number of Gateways. In the ones I saw there, everything was industry
standard. Only hitch is some of them have sound or video integrated onto
the system board; but that's true of most of the big manufacturers. Any
old CD-Rom will most likely work for you, and probably be about 1/3 what
Gateway would charge.

Also, writable CD drives are terribly unreliable. Plextor and Sony are
some of the better bets.

-Wayne Cox

(system) #4
Wendy,

As stated by others, You can most likely put any kind of non-Gateway device
into your Gateway PC, however you might be voiding any warrantee you have on
the system. Just a warning. I have had problems with them on this point
before.

John Yohannan




Thanks for all of your responses about the HP printers. I have another
question off of the topic. I know some of the companies out there have
Gateway workstations. I have heard that Gateway is only compatible with
Gateway. Is this true? I am looking to install a R/W CDROM on a
workstation. Do I have to buy it from Gateway or can I buy it from another
vendor?

Thanks again!

Wendy Pursche
Network Administrator
Schmald Tool & Die, Inc.
(810) 743-1600 ext.323
wpursche@...



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