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Hey Everyone, Here are the steps I took to get the MT6840 downgraded to XP from Vista. Please note, this presumes you're comfortable with the concepts of installing an operating system and its device drivers. If you aren't, print this and give it to someone who is If you're computer blows up, catches fire, or otherwise does something you don't like because of these suggestions, take it back to the manufacturer but DON'T assume that I am responsible for anything. I've just spent 15 hours of a holiday weekend compiling this. It should take you a couple of hours to accomplish on your own following this information. Enjoy! ----------------------- 1. Log into the Gateway Support Site and provide your serial # to get SOME (not all) XP drivers. Do NOT use Model Number as they won't provide the files you need. 2. Use NLite (http://www.nliteos.com/) to slipstream an XP installation with the Text Mode drivers for the SATA install onto a new CD. The textmode drivers are provided by Gateway in the "F6 Floppy X86" directory. 3. Install XP 4. Install XP SP2 (off of a CD, thumbdrive, etc...) - download it here - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en ---Begin Installing Devices - I don't remember the order but it shouldn't be TOO important--- 5. WIFI Driver - From Previous Gateway Download site (using your serial number) - Yes, you need to have downloaded this first File Description: Intel Wireless Driver Version: 22.214.171.124 Run AUTORUN 6. AUDIO Driver - Downloaded from http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers...p;uid=167551212 File Description: Audio Driver Version: SigmaTel 5.10.4946.0 Run SETUP 7. MEDIACARD READER Driver - From Previous Gateway Download site (using your serial number) - Yes, you need to have downloaded this first File Description: Windows XP and Vista (32/64-bit) TI Media Card Reader Driver Version: 126.96.36.199 Run SETUP 8. LAN Driver - NOT the one from the Gateway Download Site - Not even an INTEL LAN Device - go to MARVELL Marvell Yukon 88E8038 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller Drivers http://www.marvell.com/drivers/driverDispl...d=175&pId=6 Decompress and RUN Setup 9. Install BLUETOOTH if you want - It doesn't do anything right now 10. MODEM Driver - Motorola Driver - Get it from the Motorola Site (SoftModem 56 or SM56) http://www.motorola.com/softmodem/public_d...6.12.07_DFV.zip RUN SSetup 11. VIDEO Driver - Download from Intel (for the Intel 945GM Chipset) http://downloadcenter.intel.com/detail_des...amp;prdmap=2529 http://downloadcenter.intel.com/T8Clearanc...e=〈=eng You can search on Win2K_XP1431 (as of this writing) and find the download + readme --LAST STEP-- Lastly...you will likely have an SM Bus Device Issue in Device Manager...to correct it you'll need the correct chipset drivers. 12. Go to the Intel Site and Search on http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Product_Fi...x?ProductID=816 (Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility) If you are running XP Pro (not HOME), just go to the below... http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filter_res...mp;submit=Go%21 Run SETUP ------------------------- At this point, you should have all of the drivers installed and NO unknown devices in Device Manager. If you still do have issues, get into an online chat session with Gateway. If you ask nicely and are persistent, they'll try to help you although they don't have an obligation from a Warranty perspective to do so. Good Luck...my experience with XP has been BLAZING FAST on the Gateway MT6840 after installing everything. (Sorry Vista but you need to lose some weight and become more stable). I hope your experience is great, too!