your going to have problems... the issue is drivers. you more than likely will NOT be able to install the correct drivers to downgrade your system and therefore key components of your netbook will not work / function properly, or you could spend days searching the web to see if any down graded drivers will work. If the Recovery partition was wiped, you will need to contact Gateway. They will be able to provide a set of restore disks for a nominal fee. it's always best to go through and make your own set of recovery disks BEFORE messing with the OS.