Installing Windows 3.11 and its device drivers - ThinkPad 390, 1720
Installing Software for Windows 3.11
Overall Procedure 1. Have the installation packages for DOS and Windows 3.11 in hand. 2. Back up your software and personal data files on the hard disk. 3. Create the installation diskettes of the device drivers using the Diskette Factory program preloaded on the hard disk, or go to the ThinkPad Web site and download the latest hardware driver diskettes. You need to create at least the following device driver diskettes:
Note: If you have formatted the hard drive, you can download these drivers by clicking on the links in the above table. 4. Install DOS and its device drivers. 5. Install Windows 3.11 (with Advanced Power Management) and the device drivers diskettes.
Installing Microsoft Windows Version 3.11 Important During installation, do the following for Windows to operate correctly:
When the Windows Setup program asks you to select either Express Setup or Custom Setup, select C for Custom Setup.
Install Windows 3.11 with the default VGA display driver that came with Windows. After you complete the installation of Windows, install the ThinkPad display driver.
Do the following to install Windows Version 3.11 with Advanced Power Management (APM): 1. Install Windows Version 3.11 with the APM option: 1. Start the installation as specified in the Windows manual. 2. When the Windows Setup program asks you to select Express Setup or Custom Setup, type C for Custom Setup 3. Continue installing Windows Version 3.11 until the following window appears:
Setup has determined that your system includes the following hardware and software components. If your computer or network appears on the Hardware Compatibility List with an asterisk, press F1 for Help.
Computer: MS-DOS System Display: VGA Mouse: Microsoft, or IBM PS/2
4. Using the Up Arrow key, highlight MS-DOS System and press Enter. 5. Select MS-DOS System with APM from the list and press Enter. Verify that Computer has changed to MS-DOS System with APM. If the item has not changed, return to step 4.
2. Make sure the Display: choice is set to VGA. (Do not change this choice.) 3. When you have completed the installation of Windows, edit the AUTOEXEC.BAT file so that the computer will use the correct mouse driver: 1. At the DOS command prompt (usually C:\>), type E C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT and press Enter. 2. Find the line: C:\WINDOWS\MOUSE.COM /Y. 3. Change it to: C:\DOS\MOUSE.COM /Y. 4. Find the line that includes SHARE.EXE and delete that line. 5. Save the file and restart the computer.
4. After installing Windows, you should check the creation date of the following drivers in the DOS subdirectory, the Windows subdirectory, and the CDROM subdirectory:
EMM386.EXE (loaded by CONFIG.SYS)
HIMEM.SYS (loaded by CONFIG.SYS)
SMARTDRV.EXE (loaded by AUTOEXEC.BAT)
MSCDEX.EXE (loaded by AUTOEXEC.BAT)
Then use the newest program among the ones for the DOS, Windows, and CDROM directories for each drivers. You can easily use the newer one by changing the subdirectory name in the CONFIG.SYS or AUTOEXEC.BAT. For example, if the ones in DOS were the newest: C:\WINDOWS\SMARTDRV.EXE (change WINDOWS to DOS) C:\DOS\SMARTDRV.EXE When you start Windows from the DOS prompt, do not close the LCD while the program is loading; if you do, the computer will stop running.
Installing the Display Driver for Windows 3.11 Do the following to install the ThinkPad display driver for Windows 3.11 so that you can get a correct display setting and better performance: 1. Start Windows. 2. Select File from the "Program Manager" window; then select Run... from the pull-down menu. 3. Insert the "Video Features Diskette for Windows 3.11" into the diskette drive. 4. Type A:\SETUP and click on OK. 5. Follow the instructions on the screen. 6. After installation has completed, restart the computer.
Installing the Audio Device Driver for Windows 3.11 To install the audio device driver for Windows 3.11: 1. Start Windows. 2. Select File from the "Program Manager" window; then select Run... from the pull-down menu. 3. Insert the "Audio Features Diskette for Windows 3.11 Disk 1" into the diskette drive. 4. Type A:\SETUP and press Enter. 5. Follow the instructions on the screen. The MIDI serial port connector is available when the computer is attached to the port replicator. The MIDI port capability is disabled as a default, so you need to enable the function. You need to install MPU401 Support Software from the Windows 3.1 installation disk. Select and install the Roland MPU401 device driver in the control panel.
Installing the ThinkPad Modem Driver for Windows 3.11 Attention: Before you install the ThinkPad Modem driver, close all open applications. If you are going to reinstall the ThinkPad Modem driver, you need to uninstall it first; then install it reading the following instructions. To install the ThinkPad Modem software for Windows 3.11: 1. Start Windows. 2. Double-click on Control Panel from the Main program group in the Program Manager window 3. Double-click on Drivers; then click on Add.... 4. Select Unlisted or Updated Driver in the list of drivers; then click on OK. 5. Insert the "ThinkPad Modem Driver for Windows 3.11 Diskette" into the diskette drive. 6. Type A:\ and click on OK. 7. Select LT Internal Modem and click on OK. 8. Click on Restart Now and remove any diskette from the diskette drive. Note: Non-US users must run the Modem Country Select program in the Control Panel. To run the modem country select program: 1. Start Windows. 2. Double-click on Control Panel from the Main program group in the Program Manager window 3. Double-click on Modem Country Select. 4. Select your country from the list and click on OK.
Installing the PC Card Support Software for Windows 3.11 To install the PC Card support software for Windows 3.11: 1. Start Windows. 2. Select File from the "Program Manager" window; then select Run... from the pull-down menu. 3 . Insert the "CardWizard Software for Windows 3.11" into the diskette drive. 4. Type A:\SETUP and press Enter. Follow the instructions on the screen.