First, I don't recommend upgrading an older installation to XP. It may import issues (that you may not even know exist) into the XP installation. So I recommend backing up your information from ME, then formatting the hard drive and doing a clean install of XP. If this is an upgrade disk you can still do a clean install - but the XP installation will ask for a copy of your ME disk to prove that you qualify for the upgrade.
Also, please read this page to ensure that your system will support XP: http://www.windowsreinstall.com/install/wi...mpatibility.htm
Also, please let us know the exact model of your Gateway system so we can see if it's able to support DVD playback (and other aspects of the XP installation).
Then, there's 2 other issues - older drivers and service pack issues.
Your older drivers may have been imported for use with XP, but still may not be compatible with your XP installation. So they may need to be updated. Also, what version of XP (to include the date or service pack level) do you have? The disk should say something about Service Pack 1, 1a, 2 or 3 on it's face.
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