Gateway ESX e4000 and XP

Recently, I had a customer who needed XP installed on a Gateway MFATXPNT ESX e4000 – originally, it came with Win 2000 Professional. Putting XP on a computer is no big deal, but sometimes finding the right drivers can be. In this case MPC computers has purchased some of the Gateway models, and of course the drivers for this model are not listed on Gateway’s website.

*Note: MPC is out of business.

The only driver that gave me any issue was the sound driver. However, if you “manually” install the driver using the “Have Disk” function, then it will install just fine.

If you have any questions or want a zipped copy of the drivers that I used, comment to this post or email me.

UPDATE 1-2-2009:
It appears that MPC is going out of business. Here is a download link to the XP Drivers that I used. If these drivers or this post help you out, please let me know.

UPDATE 2-25-2009:
Reposted driver downloads directly from my site. Sorry about that to anyone who attempted to download them and couldn’t.

UPDATE 3-5-2009:

Added screenshot of audio “have disk” manual driver installation. Click image for larger version.


Received an email from Steve at and – looks like he has a great site with virtually all drivers for the Gateway – MPC models. If you are looking for additional help or these drivers don’t work, take a look on his site.

Best of all they are provided for free – like mine. If his site helps you out, make a donation to help him out.