Since you have XP installed, you can run the Win7 DVD
You can boot XP on that computer, then insert your Windows 7 DVD and run its Setup program. It should start automatically, but if it doesn't, you can double-click Setup.exe on the disc and start it. That will copy the files you need then reboot and finish the Windows 7 install. Once you get it installed, you can download the drivers from the Gateway web site. If you want to stay with XP, you could buy a USB NIC and use that for getting on the net, however with XP about to lose support, I'd think you'd be much better off with Windows 7. One other thing to consider would be to download the Windows 7 ISO from Digital River, burn it to a disc, and use the COA key from the bottom of that laptop. The link is http://www.mydigitallife.info/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-from-digital-river/ .<span>
<span> Good luck.