Installing Windows NT and its device drivers - ThinkPad 600

This information can also be found in the Online User's Guide for your ThinkPad 600.

Overall Procedure
1. Have the Windows NT installation package in hand.
2. Back up your software and personal data files on the hard disk.
3. Create the diskettes of the device drivers using the Diskette Factory program preloaded on the hard disk. You need to create at least the following device driver diskettes:

You need to install the following drivers to ensure proper operation of your system. Click the package name to download the file.

Package Name

Note : If you have already formatted the hard drive, you can download the drivers by using the links in the table above.

4. Install Windows NT and the device drivers.

Installing Windows NT
Before installing Windows NT, do the following:
o Read the Windows NT installation guide.
o If you plan to use OS/2 Warp with Windows NT, you need to use the OS/2 Warp Boot Manager. For more information, read Installing IBM OS/2.

You can install Windows NT using the internal CD-ROM drive or an externally attached CD-ROM drive through the port replicator. However, if your computer does not have a CD-ROM drive, or if a port replicator is not available, use one of the following two alternative ways to install Windows NT:

Using an external CD-ROM drive in a DOS environment
If you have an external CD-ROM drive that connects under a DOS environment, you can install Windows NT in DOS:

1. Insert the Windows NT compact disc in the external CD-ROM drive.
2. Go to the CD-ROM directory; then go to the \I386 directory.
For example, if your CD-ROM drive is drive D , go to D:\I386
3.At the command prompt, type WINNT ; then press Enter .
For example, D:\I386>winnt

Follow the instructions on the screen.

Using a network server
You can install Windows NT on multiple computers by first copying the Windows NT master source files to a shared drive on a network server. After connecting your computer to a network, such as with the DOS LAN requester, you can install the files from the network server to your computer at the DOS command prompt.

For more information, refer to the Windows NT installation guide.

Installing the ThinkPad Configuration Program for Windows NT
  1. Start Windows NT 4.0.
  2. Logon with administrative privilege.
  3. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk.
  4. Click Start, then Run...
  5. Specify the installation program SETUP.EXE with full path you extracted in the step 3 and click OK . Default path is C:\DRIVERS\WNT\UTILITY\
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Installing the Display Driver for Windows NT
  1. Boot Windows NT 4.0.
  2. Extract the Video Features Package onto the hard drive.
  3. Click the Start button.
  4. Move the cursor to the Settings, then click the Control Panel .
  5. Double-click the Display icon.
  6. Select on the Settings tab.
  7. Click the Display Type... button.
  8. Click the Change... button.
  9. Click the Have Disk... button.
  10. Change the source path to C:\DRIVERS\WNT\VIDEO then click the OK button.
  11. Windows NT finds 'NeoMagic MagicGraph 128Family' then click the OK button.
  12. Click the Yes button to confirm that you are installing a third-party driver.
  13. Click the OK button when you are prompted to restart.
  14. Click the Close button to close the 'Display Type' window.
  15. Click the Close button to close the 'Display Properties' window.
  16. Click the Yes button and restart the computer to make the driver effective.
  17. Click the OK button, when the 'Invalid Display Settings' message appears.
  18. 'Display Properties' window appears. Select your screen parameter from the color palette, desktop area, and refresh frequency.
  19. Click the Test button and make sure the selected mode is displayed correctly on the screen.
  20. Click the OK button in the 'Display Properties' window.

If you want to use an external monitor with the computer, go to Using the Display Driver for an External Monitor. If not, go to Installing the ThinkPad Configuration Program for Windows NT.

Using the Display Driver for an External Monitor
If you are attaching an external monitor to the computer do the following.
1.) Start Windows NT, and log on with the user ID authorized as an administrator.

When the "OS Loader V4.00" window appears, prompting you to select the operating system, change the screen to CRT-only mode by pressing the Fn+F7 key combination.

2.) Log on to Windows NT. Windows NT starts on the CRT screen.
3.) Double-click My Computer, Control Panel , and Display .
4.) In the Display Properties window, click the Settings tab.
5.) Click List All Modes... ; then select the resolution, color depth, and refresh frequency.
6.) Click Test to make sure that the selected mode is displayed correctly on the monitor.
7.) Click OK or Apply to make the change effective.

Hints:
o If you are installing the ThinkPad Configuration program for Windows NT, you can switch between display output types--External Display only, LCD only, or both--using the ThinkPad Configuration program.

o If you are using Windows NT, you can create different video mode configuration profiles, such as one for the LCD mode and another one for the External Display mode. For more details about the hardware profile settings, read the Windows NT user's guide.


Installing PC Card Support Software for Windows NT
Important: If your system is connected to a network, log off before starting installation. You must install the Windows NT Service Pack before you install CardWizard.

To install the PC Card support software for Windows NT, you must be logged on to Windows NT as administrator.
  1. Remove any PC Cards that are in the slot.
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk.
  3. Be sure to read the README.TXT file before you start installation. Apply any relevant information from this file.
  4. Select Run from the Start button.
  5. Type C:\DRIVERS\WNT\PCCARD\SETUP and click OK .
F ollow the in structions on the screen.

Installing the Audio Device Driver for Windows NT
1. Start Windows NT 4.0. Logon with administrative privilege.
2. Extract the Audio Support for Windows NT onto the hard drive. Choose a directory for the files to be
extracted to. The default path is C:\DRIVERS\WNT\AUDIO\.
3. If you already have a previous version of audio installed you must first remove it.

Double-click the Multimedia in the Control panel. The Multimedia Properties window appears.
Expand Audio Devices
Select Audio for CrystalWare(TM)
Select the Remove button at the bottom of the window
Reboot your system when prompt.

4. Again double-click the Multimedia in the Control panel. The Multimedia Properties window appears.
5. Click the Devices tab and then the Add button.
6. Select Unlisted or Updated Drivers , and press OK button.
7. Specify the directory where the driver files are extracted. Default path is C:\DRIVERS\WNT\AUDIO\.
Then click OK button. Then audio driver list appears.
8. Select it and click OK .

Windows NT may report that any of the driver files are already present in the system. Please select the NEW button to ensure a complete installation.

9. CrystalWare Configuration Panel may be displayed. Press OK button.
10. When installation program prompts you, restart Windows NT to make the change effective.

Installing the ThinkPad Modem Software for Windows NT
  1. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk.
  2. Click Start
  3. Click Run ..
  4. Type C:\DRIVERS\WNT\MODEM\SETUP and press Enter
  5. Follow the instructions
( Refer readme.txt for Unimodem and Ports setup.)

Note: Non-U.S. users must run the Country Selection program in the ThinkPad Modem window after the ThinkPad Modem installation is complete. Restart the computer after you run Country Selection.

Configuring the ThinkPad Modem for Windows NT

After installing the ThinkPad Modem software, assign a communication port (COM port) for the ThinkPad Modem:
1.) In Windows NT, select Programs , ThinkPad , and ThinkPad Configuration .
2.) Click Modem .
3.) Specify the necessary settings in the window.
4.) Click OK .
5.) Restart the computer to make the changes effective.

Next, add ThinkPad Modem in the Control Panel so that you can use communication applications that use the Unimodem facility of Windows NT, such as HyperTerminal or Dial-Up Networking:
1.) In Windows NT, click Start, then select Settings, then select Control Panel .
2.) Double-click on the Modems icon.
3.) Do the following:

If you do not already have a modem installed, you immediately see the Install New Modem window.

If you already have a modem installed, click on the Add button to open the Install New Modem window.

4.) Click Next . Windows NT searches for the modem.

If successful, Windows NT reports that it has found a modem of type "ThinkPad Data Fax Modem.". If Windows NT fails to detect a modem, verify that your communication port was configured. Remember that the changes you make do not take effect until you restart Windows NT.

5.) Click the Next button and follow the instructions on the screen.

You should be able to use your ThinkPad Modem with all the modem communication applications supported by Windows NT.

Installing the Infrared Device Driver for Windows NT
You can use infrared features using Windows NT dial-up networking. The Windows NT infrared device driver provides you IrDA 1.0 compliant functions, enabling infrared communication up to 115 Kbps.
  1. Log on the Windows NT with the administrator's password.
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk.
  3. Click Start, then click Run.. .
  4. Type C:\DRIVERS\WNT\INFRARED\INSTALL ; then press Enter or click OK to start the installation. The Windows NT Setup window appears.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  6. Shut down and restart the computer.

When the device driver is installed, the infrared port is configured as a COM1 (IRQ4/Base IO address 3F8h) serial device. This is the default setting.

If your IR port is not enabled as COM1, loading the infrared driver will fail. You know the driver failed to load if you see the Windows NT Event Viewer.

To enable the infrared port for COM1 on your computer, do the following:
1. Run ThinkPad Feature program and enable the IR device as COM1 .
2. Shut down and restart the computer.

Installing the IBM TrackPoint Driver for Windows NT
Note: Read the README file in the diskette and make sure you install the latest version.

To install the TrackPoint support software for Windows NT:
  1. Start Windows NT. Logon with administrative privilege.
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard drive.
  3. Click Start, then Settings, then 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. Go to Devices in Control Panel . If the 'i8042 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Port' has been disabled, change it back to System . Failure to do this will cause the TrackPoint and keyboard not to function after rebooting.
  13. Restart your computer to make the new settings active.

Installing the IDE Driver for Windows NT
  1. Start Windows NT and log on with the user ID authorized as an administrator.
  2. Insert the IDE Driver Diskette into the diskette drive.
  3. Click Start .
  4. Click Settings, then Control Panel .
  5. Double-click SCSI Adapters .
  6. Click the Drivers tab.
  7. If Intel PIIX PCI Bus Master IDE Controller is listed, remove it.
  8. If IDE CD-ROM (Atapi 1.2)/Dual Channel PCI IDE is listed, remove it.
  9. Click Add .
  10. Click Have Disk... and specify the directory the files were extracted to. The default path is C:\DRIVERS\WNT\IDE.
  11. Click OK after confirming the installation path is collect (usually it points to A:\)
  12. Select ThinkPad PIIX4 IDE Driver, then click OK .
  13. If You are prompted to restart your computer, remove the diskette from the diskette drive and click Yes .


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