I own one of the Gateway NV53 series as well. I think that Win XP drivers were just never released period as the laptops were brought out long after XP was sold in retail channels (assuming you're not buying OEM from a mom and pop shop). You might be SOL. Granted Windows 7 is a very nice OS so I can't see why anyone would go back to XP especially when Windows 7 has the XP mode built right in
October 9, 2010 3:58:55 PM
your idea about Win7 (windows XP Mode) is not applicable on all version
and Gateway NV53 series shipped with win7 home prem. and XP mode is not a part of it.