You bought a Gateway and the XP Home that came with it is an OEM version which is cost reduced because Gateway does the support.
Sadly you didn't tell which Gateway model so I can't check if they wrote a how to install XP page.
Again, it may be annoying but those agreements are why you have to be careful who you call.
I have re installed my operating system several times and now when I try and do reinstall it wont allow me to do so. I tried using phone support and it says an error with my program and hangs up on me never allowing me to get to a tech support like it has done in the past years of when this has been done. I checked Microsoft support and they want $70 for email, chat or phone support. This is not good and I need this fixed soon. I have to register operating system with in 5 days. This is on my Laptop Gateway using Windows XP Home. I will not pay $70 to have this fixed and if this is microsofts new way I hope they go out of business. How is this considered support?