Took a chance and upgraded to Windows 7, 32 bit. I had this CD from my old desktop. Anyway....lost internet connectivity and still no sound. I had hoped Windows 7 would have picked up all the drivers. I dropped by the Gateway website and noted there are no drivers for WIndows 7 for the Gateway M460 laptop. I ran a diagnostic CD and found some info:
Motherboard : Gateway Intel i915PM/GM
Gateway BIOS: 60.03 8/8/2005
Adaper: Broadcom Netxteme gigabit Ethernet
Wondered if you can locate a motherboard dirvers CD to see if we can pick up the Sound and Internet access using this approach.
Thanks again.....only have a few hairs left to pull out.