Installing Windows 3.11 and its device drivers - ThinkPad 600
Installing Windows 3.11
Do the following to install Windows Version 3.11 with Advanced Power Management (APM):

1.) Install Windows Version 3.11 with the APM option:
a. Start the installation as specified in the Windows manual.
b. When the Windows Setup program asks you to select Express Setup or Custom Setup, type C for Custom Setup.
c. Continue installing Windows Version 3.11 until the following window appears:

Windows Setup
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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


d. Using the Up Arrow key, highlight MS-DOS System and press Enter.
e. 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 1d.
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:
a. At the DOS command prompt (usually C:\>), type E C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT and press Enter.
b. Find the line: C:\WINDOWS\MOUSE.COM /Y
c. Change it to: C:\DOS\MOUSE.COM /Y
d. Find the line that includes SHARE.EXE and delete that line.
e. 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 CD-ROM 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 CD-ROM 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.

To get the best operation out of your ThinkPad you will require the following files. You can make them from the Diskette factory that was preloaded on the system

Device DriverDiskette Name
ThinkPad Configuration programUtility Diskette for Windows 3.1
Utility Diskette for DOS, Personalization
Display driverVideo Features Diskette III for Windows 3.1
PC Card support software CardWizard for Windows 3.1
Audio device driverAudio Features Diskette for DOS/Windows 3.1
Infrared device driverInfrared Features Diskette II
ThinkPad Modem driverThinkPad Modem for DOS/Windows 3.1

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

Installing the ThinkPad Configuration Program for Windows 3.11
If you are going to use Windows, install the ThinkPad Configuration program for DOS first.
Then do the following to install the ThinkPad Configuration program 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 "Utility Diskette for Windows 3.11" into the diskette drive; then type A:\INSTALLW and press Enter.
4.) Follow the instructions on the screen.

Default choices are already selected in the "Installation Options" window.

Installing the ThinkPad 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 DOS; then go to the WINDOWS subdirectory.
2.) Type SETUP to start the Windows setup program.
3.) Using the Up Arrow key, highlight Display and press Enter.
4.) Select Other (Requires disk...) from the list.
5.) Insert the "Video Features Diskette III for Windows 3.11" into the diskette drive.
6.) Type A: and press Enter.
7.) Select your desired resolution from the menu and press Enter.

Verify that Display has changed to your desired resolution type (an example is shown in the following window). If the item has not changed, return to step 3.

Windows Setup
===============


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 with APM
Display: MagicGraph 128XD 800x600 256 small font
Mouse: Microsoft, or IBM PS/2


8.) Press Enter to continue the installation.

Installing 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 for Windows 3.11 Diskette" into the diskette drive.
4.) Type A:\SETUP in the "Run" window that appears on the screen.
5.) Click on OK.

Follow the instructions on the screen.

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" into the diskette drive of your computer; then type A:\SETUP and press Enter.

Follow the instructions on the screen.

The MIDI serial port connector is available when the computer is attached to the SelectaDock. The MIDI port capability is disabled as a default, so you need to enable the function in the ThinkPad Configuration program. 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 Software for Windows 3.11
The ThinkPad modem function is supported by a digital signal processor (DSP) called the IBM Advanced Communications Processor. You must install ThinkPad Modem software to set up the Advanced Communications Processor.
Attention: Before you install the ThinkPad Modem software, close all open applications.

If you are going to reinstall the ThinkPad Modem software, 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.) Select File from the Program Manager window; then select Run... from the pull-down menu.
3.) Insert the "ThinkPad Modem for Windows 3.11 Diskette" into the diskette drive; then type A:\SETUP and press Enter.
4.) Follow the instructions on the screen.

Default choices are already highlighted in the choice windows.

5.) After the installation is complete, remove any diskette from the diskette drive and restart the computer.


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