I got the partition formated and the setup process to start from the gateway win xp disk.
But im sure it will load all the crap i dont want so im trying to install with a regular xp home and pro cd and once i get to the screen that says "press enter to install XP" i press enter and it say HD not detected and then tells me i may need to use the company provided installation.
I just got a NX260X and was wondering the samething. I think the normal xp cd won't work because the it can't detected SATA hard drives. But the Gateway OS cd will work because it has the drivers to work with SATA hard drives.
Last edited by hn333; 2nd October 2006 at 02:58 AM.
I think your gonna have to get a regular windows XP disk if you don't want that crappy gateway software. That's what I did, but I had a spare when I bought the computer. In your case, if you don't have an extra disk, your probably gonna use the gateway disk and get all the crap software.
As for the install, if you install with a normal XP disk it will prompt you to install any controller drivers needed to install XP. Just download the SATA drivers from the gateway sight, put them on a CD and install them when prompted.