Installing Windows 95 and its device drivers - ThinkPad 770

This document contains information to assist you with the installation of Microsoft Windows 95 on the IBM ThinkPad 770 system. These instructions assume you are working with a blank formatted hard disk drive with the CD-ROM installed in the computer and the floppy drive attached externally.
 
Installing Windows 95
Installing Software for Windows 95
This section describes the installation procedures for Windows 95 and its device drivers for your ThinkPad computer.  
 

Your Version of Windows 95
The version of Windows 95 you buy in shops is different from that preloaded on your computer. The version preloaded on your computer is called "Windows 95 OSR2." You cannot buy this version in shops, but it is in the recovery CD-ROM that came in your package. You can check which version of Windows 95 you are using by double-clicking My Computer, Control Panel, and then System.
 
The following window appears:

version of windows 95


Overall Procedure :

  1. Have the Windows 95 installation package in hand.
  2. Back up your software and personal data files on the hard disk drive.
  3. Create the device drivers to operate the ThinkPad computer's various features using the Diskette Factory program preloaded on the hard disk. You need to create at least the following device driver diskettes, click the package name to download the driver:

 


NOTE: For OSR0 and OSR1, you will also need the following program from Microsoft:
REMIDEUP.EXE (hyperlink to http://support.microsoft.com/)
Alternately available on IBM's FTP Server: ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/remideup.exe
 
Installing Microsoft Windows 95
For Windows 95 OSR0 and OSR1

  1. Make sure there is enough space in the hard disk to store the cabinet files and the installation programs (the required space may vary depending on the language of Windows 95)
  2. Make a temporary directory, for example, at a DOS prompt enter the following: MD C:\WIN95
  3. Copy all the cabinet (.CAB) files and the installation programs from the \WIN95 directory of the Windows 95 CD-ROM to this directory For example, enter at the DOS prompt: COPY src_cd:\WIN95\*.* tgt_drv:\tgt_dir Where src_CD is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive (D, E...), tgt_drv is the driver letter, and tgt_dir is the temporary directory that you made in step 2.
  4. Insert the Windows 95 Supplementary Diskette into the diskette drive and copy the updated files from the Windows 95 supplementary diskette to the temporary directory. For example, enter at the DOS prompt: COPY a:\OSR0INF\*.* tgt_drv:\tgt_dir Where tgt_drv is the drive letter, and tgt_dir is the temporary directory that you made in step 2.
  5. Install the operating system by entering SETUP.EXE at the temporary directory prompt.
  6. Refer to the Windows 95 documentation and the instructions that appear on the screen to complete the installation.
  7. If required, install OSR1 version available from the Microsoft Internet home page.
  8. After booting Windows 95 up, run REMIDEUP.EXE.
  9. If required, remove all the files in the temporary directory and the directory itself after you complete the installation, to free the space on the hard disk.
  10. If you want to continue to install all device drivers, go on to "Installing the ThinkPad Display Driver for Windows 95".

For Windows 95 OSR2 and OSR2.1
The Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2 (OSR2) and 2.1 (OSR2.1) are available only as preloaded versions unless you have some special license agreement with Microsoft. If you do not have a CD-ROM of OSR2 or OSR2.1, you should reinstall them by restoring the original preloaded image from the Recovery CD. Refer to ThinkPad 770 documentation for more detail about Recovery CD.
 
If you have a CD-ROM of OSR2 and OSR2.1, do the following:

  1. Make sure there is enough space in the hard disk to store the cabinet files and the installation programs (the required space may vary depending on the language of Windows 95)
  2. Make a temporary directory. For example, enter at the DOS prompt: MD C:\WIN95
  3. Copy all the cabinet (.CAB) files and the installation programs from the \WIN95 directory of the Windows 95 CD-ROM to this directory For example, enter at the DOS prompt: COPY src_CD:\WIN95\*.* tgt_drv:\tgt_dir Where src_CD is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive (D, E...), tgt_drv is the driver letter, and tgt_dir is the temporary directory that you made in step 2.
  4. Insert the Windows 95 supplementary diskette into the diskette drive and copy the updated files from the Windows 95 supplementary diskette to the temporary directory. For example, enter at the DOS prompt: COPY a:\OSR2INF\*.* tgt_drv:\tgt_dir COPY a:\CARDBUS\*.* tgt_drv:\tgt_dir Where tgt_drv is the drive letter, and tgt_dir is the temporary directory that you made in step 2.
  5. Install the operating system by entering SETUP.EXE at the temporary directory prompt.
  6. Refer to the Windows 95 documentation and the instructions that appear on the screen to complete the installation.
  7. Insert the Windows 95 supplementary diskette into the diskette drive
  8. Change the drive letter at the DOS prompt to A: and run \QFE444\PCCARDUP.EXE
  9. Reboot the system.
  10. To update the Unimodem drivers to support the Intel Video Phone application:
    1. Insert the Windows 95 supplementary diskette into the diskette drive.
    2. From the DOS prompt, go to c:\windows\system (or the SYSTEM subdirectory where Windows 95 is installed)
    3. Rename the UNIMODEM.VXD and UNIMDM.TSP files by entering:
      REN UNIMODEM.VXD UNIMODEM.BAK
      REN UNIMDM.TSP UNIMDM.BAK
    4. Copy new files by entering COPY a:\UNIMODEM\*.*
  11. If you are installing OSR 2.1, refer to the documentation shipped with this version.

NOTE: If you want to install Windows 95 OSR2, use the Recovery CD-ROM Read "Recovering Preloaded Software (for Windows 95 Only)".
 
After you have installed Windows 95, do the following:

  1. Start Windows 95.
  2. Double-click My Computer, Control Panel, System, and then click the Device Manager tab.
  3. Click the plus (+) icon next to System Device.
  4. Click PCI bus.
  5. Click IRQ Steering.
  6. Check the Get IRQ checkbox.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Restart the system.

If you want to continue to install all device drivers, go on to "Installing the ThinkPad Display Driver for Windows 95".
 
Installing the ThinkPad Display Driver for Windows 95
 
For Windows 95 and Windows 95 Service Pack 1

  1. Start Windows 95.
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, select Settings, click Control Panel.
  4. Open Display.
  5. Click Setting.
  6. Click Change Display Type.
  7. Click Change.
  8. Click Have disk, then click OK.
  9. Specify the directory where the driver files are extracted. Default path is C:\DRIVERS\W9X\DISPLAY. Then click the OK button. Then video driver list appears.
  10. Confirm IBM ThinkPad(Cyber9397DVD) or IBM ThinkPad(Cyber9397DVD) is listed in Models field and focus it then click the OK button. Then Windows 95 copies necessary files to your hard disk drive.
  11. Click Close.
  12. Select your screen parameters from the Color palette, Desktop area, and Font size; then click OK.
  13. Click Close; then click Close again.
  14. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  15. Windows 95 prompts you to restart the computer to make the display driver change effective.

For Windows 95 OSR2(OEM Service Release 2)

  1. Start Windows 95.
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard drive.
  3. Click Start, select Settings, click Control Panel.
  4. Open Display.
  5. Click Setting.
  6. Click Advanced Properties.
  7. Click Adapter.
  8. Click Change.
  9. Click Have disk and click OK.
  10. Specify the directory where the driver files are extracted. Default path is C:\DRIVERS\W9X\DISPLAY. Then click OK. Then video driver list appears.
  11. Confirm IBM ThinkPad(Cyber9397DVD) or IBM ThinkPad(Cyber9397) is listed in Models field and focus it then click OK. Then Windows 95 copies necessary files to your hard disk.
  12. Click Close.
  13. Select your screen parameters from the Color palette, Desktop area, and Font size; then click OK.
  14. Click Close.
  15. Follow the instructions on the screen. Windows 95 prompts you to restart the computer to make the display driver change effective.

Installing the ThinkPad Configuration Program for Windows 95

  1. Start Windows 95.
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run.
  4. Type x:\<path name>\SETUP.EXE. Then click OK. where x: is the drive letter and <path name> is the path you extracted the files to. Default path is C:\DRIVERS\W9X\UTILITY\
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Installing the Audio Support Software for Windows 95
To install the audio support software:

  1. Start Windows 95.
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run.
  4. Type C:\DRIVERS\W9X\AUDIO\SETUP and click OK.
  5. Click the Uninstall Crystal Drivers button at the pop-up window. (Do not click the Install Driver button.)
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  7. When you are prompted to restart the computer, remove any diskette from the diskette drive and restart the computer.
  8. When the computer prompts you to install the manufacturer's diskette during the startup of Microsoft Windows 98, type C:\DRIVERS\W9X\AUDIO.
  9. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.

The MIDI serial port connector is available when the computer is attached to the ThinkPad Enhanced Port Replicator. The MIDI port capability is disabled as a default, so you need to enable the function with the ThinkPad Features.
 
Installing the ThinkPad Modem Software for Windows 95 (for Models with Internal Modems Only)
The modem function of your computer is supported by IBM Advanced Communications Processor (DSP). You must install the ThinkPad modem software for Windows 95 to use the modem function. Wave Table MIDISynth function is available in the ThinkPad modem software for Windows 95.
 
To install the ThinkPad modem software:

  1. Extract drivers to the hard disk drive.
  2. Click Start, then click Run.
  3. Type C:\DRIVERS\W9X\MODEM\SETUP.
  4. Follow the instructions
  5. System will detect new hardware on reboot. Type C:\DRIVERS\W9X\MODEM for location.

NOTE: You need to set the dialing properties when using the ThinkPad modem functions. To set it, click Control Panel, Modems, then the Dialing Properties button.
 
If you want to use Wave Table MIDISynth function, open Multimedia in Control Panel, and select the MIDI tab. Then select Wave Table MIDISynth Device as a single instrument.

NOTE: Wave Table MIDISynth function is supported only for Windows 95.
 
For the IRQ sharing information, read "Sharing an IRQ between ThinkPad modem Devices".
 
Installing the Infrared Software for Windows 95
The infrared device driver for Windows 95 is included in the application TranXit for Windows.
To install TranXit for Windows:

  1. Start Windows 95.
  2. Go to the MS-DOS command prompt.
  3. Insert the TranXit for Windows diskette into the diskette drive.
  4. Type a:install and press Enter.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

For more information, read the README file packaged with TranXit for Windows.
NOTE: You might need to enable the infrared device before using it. The infrared device might be disabled by a default system setting. You might also need to make sure that no resource conflict exists after enabling the infrared device.
If you want to continue to install all the device drivers, go on to "Installing the CD-ROM Device Driver for Windows 95".
 
Installing the CD-ROM Device Driver for Windows 95
This section describes how to disable unnecessary DOS/Windows CD-ROM device driver.

  • If you installed Windows 95 on a blank hard disk drive without DOS and Windows, Windows 95 has automatically installed a generic ATAPI CD-ROM device driver for your ThinkPad's CD-ROM drive. You do not need to do the following procedure. Go to "Installing the Video Capture/MPEG Features Driver for Windows 95".
  • If you installed Windows 95 in a computer on which DOS and Windows had been already installed, you need to disable the DOS/Windows CD-ROM device driver to use the correct Windows 95 generic ATAPI CD-ROM device driver.

To disable the DOS/Windows CD-ROM device drivers:

  1. Start Windows 95 and go to the MS-DOS command prompt.
  2. Open the CONFIG.SYS file with your text editor; then find the following line: DEVICE=C:\xxxxxx\IBMTPCD.SYS /R xxxxxx is the subdirectory where you have installed the CD-ROM device driver. The default subdirectory for C:\xxxxxx is C:\CDROM.
    If you cannot find the line, quit the file and go to step 4.
  3. Comment out the line to change it as follows: REM DEVICE=C:\xxxxxx\IBMTPCD.SYS /R If the line is already commented out, quit the file and go to the next step.
  4. Open the AUTOEXEC.BAT file; then find the following line: C:\xxxxxx\MSCDEX.EXE /D:TPCD001 /M:15 xxxxxx is the subdirectory where you have installed the CD-ROM device driver. If you cannot find the line, quit the file and go to step 6.
  5. Comment out the line to change it as follows: REM C:\xxxxxx\MSCDEX.EXE /D:TPCD001 /M:15
    If the line is already commented out, quit the file and go to the next step.
  6. Exit the DOS command prompt; then reboot the system.

If you want to continue to install all the device drivers, go on to "Installing the Video Capture/MPEG Features Driver for Windows 95".
 
Installing the Video Capture/MPEG Features Driver for Windows 95
To use the Enhanced Video functions in Windows 95, you must install the ThinkPad Display driver and the Audio Features before installing the Enhanced Video device drivers.
 
If you are installing the device driver for the DVD and Enhanced Video Adapter from the diskette created using the Diskette Factory, read the following sections.
 
Installing the Video Capture Driver for Windows 95
To install the video capture driver for Windows 95:
NOTE:

  • Use this driver package only for the ThinkPad 770, 770E, 770ED.
  • Before installing, make sure that you have installed the following software in the computer:
    • Video Features Disk IV v1.32 or later for Windows 95/98
  • This driver will now automatically extract to your hard drive. It will only extract under Windows 95/98 and Windows NT. The extraction process will NOT work with any other operating system.
     
  1. Start Windows 95.
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk.
  3. Click Start, then click Run...
  4. Type in x:\<path name>\SETUP.EXE. Then click OK. where x: is the drive letter and <path name> is the path you extracted the files to. Default path is C:\DRIVERS\W9X\CAPTURE\
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.

Installing the MPEG Features Diskette for Windows 95
The MPEG Features Diskette enables playback for MPEG motion video, DVD movies, and Video CDs on your computer. To install the MPEG Features Diskette for Windows 95:
 
NOTE: This drivers should only be used if you are using Mediamatics DVDExpress application to play DVD movies. If you are using the SoftDVD application to play DVD movies, DO NOT install this driver.
 
NOTE: Before you install MPEG Features Diskette, make sure that you have the DVD and Enhanced Video Adapter installed in your computer.
 

  1. Please make sure that your system has the DVD and Enhanced Video Adapter installed in the system.
  2. Start Windows 95.
  3. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk.
  4. Click Start, then click Run...
  5. Type in x:\<path name>\SETUP.EXE. Then click OK. where x: is the drive letter and <path name> is the path you extracted the files to. Default path is C:\DRIVERS\W9X\MPEG
  6. During startup, the New Hardware Found dialog box appears.
  7. Follow the New Hardware Found dialog box instruction to install the driver from the directory where the package is unpacked.

If you have a CD-ROM drive installed on your computer, you might need to assign a drive letter for the MPEG device you installed. Do the following: 

  1. Click Start, then point to Settings, then click Control Panel
  2. Click Multimedia. Then click Advanced.
  3. Double-click Media Control Devices.
  4. Click IBM MPEG CD-I/VideoCD [mci], and click Properties.
  5. Click the Settings.
  6. Check that the drive letter shown is the drive of your CD-ROM. If you want to change the letter, type over it.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Close Control Panel.

Installing IBM TrackPoint Support for Windows 95
TrackPoint Driver Diskette for Microsoft Windows 95 Microsoft Windows NT contains the software support for the PS/2 TrackPoint on Windows 95 and Windows NT Versions 3.51and 4.0. It is intended for use with the IBM PS/2 TrackPoint Version 4.0 or later. For earlier versions, no special software is needed.
NOTE: Read the README.TXT file in the diskette and make sure you install the latest version.

To install TrackPoint Support for Windows 95:

  1. Start Windows 95.
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then point to Settings, then click Control Panel.
  4. Double-click the Mouse icon.
  5. Click the General tab.
  6. Click Change.
  7. Click Have Disk.
  8. Specify the directory where the driver files are extracted. Default path is C:\DRIVERS\WIN\TPOINT\. Then click OK button. Then driver list appears.
  9. Select PS/2 TrackPoint in the list.
  10. Click OK.
  11. Click Close in the Mouse Properties window.
  12. Restart your computer to make the new settings active.


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