Installing Windows 95 and its device drivers - ThinkPad 770X
This document describes the installation procedures for Windows 95 and its software for your ThinkPad computer.
The following versions of Windows 95 are available for your computer:

Service Pack Version 1 (OSR1)
OEM Service Release Version 2.1 (OSR2.1)

The OSR1 can be downloaded from the Microsoft Internet home page ( http://www.microsoft.com).

Your Version of Windows 95:
You can check which version of Windows 95 you are using by clicking on Start and moving the cursor to Settings and Control
Panel , and then double-clicking on Control Panel and System .

You can check the version in this window. Read the numbers under "System".
4.00.950a means that it is Windows 95 OSR1
4.00.950B means that it is Windows 95 OSR2.1

Overall Procedure

  1. Have the Windows 95 installation package in hand.
  2. Back up your software and personal data files on the hard disk.
  3. Go to the ThinkPad Web site and download the latest hardware driver diskettes. You need to create at least the following device driver diskettes (see table below):
  4. Install Windows 95 and the software.

Device Driver Diskette Name
ThinkPad Configuration programUtility Diskette for Windows 95
 Utility Diskette for DOS, Personalization
Display driverVideo Features Diskette IV (TR9397D) for Windows 95/98
PC Card support softwareCardWorks for Windows 95
Audio device driverAudio Features Diskette for Windows 95/98
TrackPoint driverTrackPoint Driver Diskette for Windows 95/98/NT
ThinkPad Modem driverThinkPad Modem for Windows 95/98/NT
Video capture driverVideo Capture Driver for Windows 95/98
ThinkPad UltraBay II hot swap driverHot Swap Diskette for Windows 95/98
Note: To use the CD-ROM drive to install Windows 95, create the DOS boot diskette that enables you to use the CD-ROM drive. Then boot the system with the diskette.
Installing Microsoft Windows 95
Some new files must be incorporated at the time of installation.
Installing Windows 95 OSR1
  1. Create a Windows 95 supplementary diskette using the Diskette Factory program (refer to the User's Reference).
  2. Make sure there is enough space in the hard disk to store the cabinet files and the installation programs (the required space might vary depending on the national language supported by your version of Windows 95).
  3. Make a temporary directory. For example, enter at the DOS prompt: MD c:\win95
  4. Insert the Windows 95 CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
  5. Copy all the cabinet (.CAB) files and the installation programs from the \WIN95 directory of the Windows 95 CD-ROM to the temporary directory. For example, enter at the DOS prompt: COPY src_cd:\WIN95\ . . c:\win95 where src_cd is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive (D, E,...), c is the drive letter of your hard disk drive, and win95 is the temporary directory that you made in step 3.
  6. Insert the Windows 95 supplementary diskette you created in step 3 into the diskette drive.
  7. Copy the updated files from the Windows 95 supplementary diskette to the temporary directory. For example, enter at the DOS prompt: COPY A:\OSR INF\ . c:\win95 where c is the drive letter, and win95 is the temporary directory that you made in step 3.
  8. Install the operating system by entering SETUP.EXE at the temporary directory prompt.
  9. Refer to the Windows 95 documentation and the instructions that appear on the screen to complete the installation.
  10. If required, install the Service Pack Version 1, available from the Microsoft Internet home page.
  11. Remove all the files in the temporary directory and then remove the directory itself after you complete the installation, to free the space on the hard disk.
Installing Windows 95 OSR2.1
If you have a CD-ROM version of the Windows 95 OSR2.1, do the following:
  1. Create a Windows 95 supplementary diskette using the Diskette Factory program (refer to the User's Reference).
  2. Make sure there is enough space in the hard disk to store the cabinet files and the installation programs (the required space might vary depending on the language supported by your version of Windows 95).
  3. Make a temporary directory. For example, enter at the DOS prompt: MD c:\win95
  4. Insert the Windows 95 CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
  5. Copy all the cabinet (.CAB) files and the installation programs from the \WIN95 directory of the Windows 95 CD-ROM disk to the temporary directory. For example, enter at the DOS prompt: COPY src_cd:\WIN95\ . c:\win95 where src_cd is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive (D, E,..), c is the drive letter of your hard disk drive, and win95 is the temporary directory that you made in step 3.
  6. Insert the Windows 95 supplementary diskette you created in step 1 into the diskette drive.
  7. Copy the updated files in the Windows 95 supplementary diskette to the temporary directory. For example, enter the following at the DOS prompt:
  • COPY A:\OSR2INF\ . . c:\win95
    • COPY A:\CARDBUS\ . c:\win95
    • where c is the drive letter, and win95 is the temporary directory that you made in step 3.
  • Install the operating system by entering SETUP.EXE at the temporary directory prompt.
    1. Refer to the Windows 95 documentation and the instructions that appear on the screen to complete the installation.
      1. Change the current drive letter to the CD-ROM drive letter, and run \USBSUPP.EXE in the \OTHERS directory of the CD-ROM.
      2. Change the drive letter at the DOS prompt to A, and run \QFE444\PCCARDUP.EXE
      3. Reboot the system.
      4. To replace the Unimodem drivers to support the Intel Video Phone application, from the DOS prompt, go to C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM (or the SYSTEM subdirectory where Windows 95 is installed).
      5. Rename the UNIMODEM.VXD and UNIMDM.TSP files by entering:
  • REN UNIMODEM.VXD UNIMODEM.BAK
    • REN UNIMDM.TSP UNIMDM.BAK
  1. Copy the new files by entering COPY A:\UNIMODEM\ .
    1. Refer to the documentation shipped with this version to finish the installation.

Installing the ThinkPad Configuration Program for Windows 95
The ThinkPad Configuration program is supported by Windows 95 OSR2.0 and later.
Note: You can assign the directory in which the ThinkPad Configuration program is installed. The ThinkPad Configuration program installer does not support the use of a long name for the directory in which the program is installed.
To install the ThinkPad Configuration program for Windows 95:
  1. Start Windows 95.
  2. Insert the Utility Diskette for Windows 95 into the diskette drive.
  3. Click on Start .
  4. Click on Run...
  5. Type A:\SETUP and click on OK .
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen. After installation has finished, restart the system.
Installing the Display Driver for Windows 95
To install the display driver for Windows 95:
For Windows 95 OSR1:
  1. Start Windows 95.
  2. Click on Start
  3. Move the cursor to Settings ; then click on Control Panel .
  4. Double-click on Display ; then click on the Settings tab.
  5. Click on Change Display Type... . The "Change Display Type" window appears.
  6. Click on Change... under "Adapter Type".
  7. Click on Have Disk...
  8. Insert the Video Features Diskette IV (TR9397D) for Windows 95/98 into the diskette drive, and click on OK .
  9. Click on IBM ThinkPad (Cyber 9397DVD) ; then click on OK .
  10. Click on Close .
  11. Select your screen parameters from the color palette, desktop area, and font size; then click on Apply .
  12. When the message "If you have not specified what type of monitor you want to use. Your new settings may not work correctly" appears, click on Yes .
  13. Remove the diskette from the diskette drive and restart the computer.
  14. Specify the type of monitor as follows. (If you do not specify the type of monitor you want to use, your new settings might not function correctly)
  • Open the "Display Properties" window.
  • Click on the Settings tab.
  • Click on Change Display Type... .
  • Click on Change... under Monitor Type .
  • Click on Show all devices .
  • Specify Manufacturers and Models in the next window.
  • For example, If you are using the LCD: Manufacturers: (Standard monitor types) Models: Laptop Display Panel (1024x768)
  • If you are using the external monitor: Manufacturers: (Standard monitor types) Models: Plug and Play Monitor (VESA DDC)
  • Click on OK .
  • Close all windows.
    1. Follow the instructions on the screen.Windows 95 prompts you to restart Windows 95 to make the display driver change effective. For Windows 95 OSR2.1:
      1. Start Windows 95.
      2. Click on Start .
      3. Move the cursor to Settings ; then click on Control Panel .
      4. Double-click on Display ; then click on the Settings tab.
      5. Click on Advanced Properties .
      6. Click on the Adapter tab; then click on Change... .
      7. Click on Have Disk...
      8. Insert the Video Features Diskette IV (TR9397D) for Windows 95/98 into the diskette drive, and click on OK .
      9. Click on IBM ThinkPad (Cyber 9397DVD) ; then click on OK .
      10. Click on Close .
      11. Remove the diskette from the diskette drive.
      12. Select your screen parameters from the color palette, desktop area, and font size; then click on Close .
      13. Specify the type of monitor as follows. (If you do not specify the type of monitor you want to use, your new settings might not function correctly.)
      14. Open the "Display Properties" window.
        • Click on the Settings tab.
        • Click on Change Display Type... .
        • Click on Change... under Monitor Type .
        • Click on Show all devices .
        • Specify Manufacturers and Models in the next window.
        • For example, If you are using the LCD: Manufacturers: (Standard monitor types) Models: Laptop Display Panel (1024x768)
        • If you are using the external monitor: Manufacturers: (Standard monitor types) Models: Plug and Play Monitor (VESA DDC)
        • Click on OK .
        • Close all windows.
      15. Follow the instructions on the screen.Windows 95 prompts you to restart Windows 95 to make the display driver change effective. Installing PC Card Support Software for Windows 95 Notes: Windows 95 OSR1 does not support the PC Card support software.If you are going to use a docking station with your computer, you need to uninstall CardWizard first, dock your computer to the docking station, and then reinstall it.To install the PC Card support software for Windows 95:
        1. Start Windows 95.
        2. Remove any PC Cards from the computer. Note: Push the PC Card eject button; the eject button pops out. Push the button again; the PC Card pops out.
        3. Insert the CardWorks for Windows 95 Diskette into the diskette drive.
        4. Click on Start .
        5. Click on Run...
        6. Make sure the window shows A:\SETUP ; then click on OK
        7. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Installing the Audio Device Driver for Windows 95 For Windows 95 OSR1: Note: You need to install the Direct X5 or later program before installing the audio device driver. You can get the Direct X5 program from the Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.comTo install the audio device driver for Windows 95:
  1. Start Windows 95.
    1. Insert the Audio Features Diskette for Windows 95/98 into the diskette drive.
    2. Click on Start .
    3. Click on Run...
    4. Type A:\SETUP and click on OK .
    5. Click on Uninstall Crystal Drivers .
    6. Click on Shut Down .
    7. Remove the diskette from the diskette drive and restart the computer.
  2. When Windows 95 detects "Unknown Device", insert the Audio Features Diskette for Windows 95/98 Disk 1 into the diskette drive and click on Next .
  3. Select the Driver from disk provided the hardware manufactures and click on OK For Windows 95 OSR2:
To install the audio device driver for Windows 95:

  1. Start Windows 95.
  2. Insert the Audio Features Diskette for Windows 95/98 into the diskette drive.
  3. Click on Start .
  4. Click on Run...
  5. Type A:\SETUP and click on OK .
  6. Click on Uninstall Crystal Drivers .
  7. Click on Shut Down .
  8. Remove the diskette from the diskette drive and restart the computer.
  9. When Windows 95 detects "Unknown Device", insert the Audio Features Diskette for Windows 95/98 Disk 1 into the diskette drive and click on Next .
  10. When Windows 95 identifies the device as a "Crystal PnP Audio System CODEC", click on Finish .
  11. Click on OK in the next window.
  12. When you are prompted to the location of the disk, type A: and click on OK . The file copy starts.
  13. When Windows 95 detects the device as a Crystal SoundFusion (TM) PCI Audio Accelerator , click on Finish .
  14. When you are prompt to insert Disk 2, insert the Audio Features Diskette for Windows 95/98 Disk 2 into the diskette drive and click on OK .
  15. When you are prompt to insert Disk 3, insert the Audio Features Diskette for Windows 95/98 Disk 3 into the diskette drive and click on OK .
Note: The MIDI connector is available if the computer is attached to a docking station (option). The MIDI connector capability is disabled as a default, so you need to enable the function with the ThinkPad Configuration program.
Installing the IBM TrackPoint Driver for Windows 95
To install the TrackPoint driver for Windows 95:
  1. Start Windows 95.
    1. Insert the TrackPoint Driver Diskette for Windows 95/98/NT into the diskette drive.
    2. Click on Start .
    3. Move the cursor to Settings ; then click on Control Panel .
    4. Double-click on the Mouse icon.
    5. Click on the General tab at the top of the "Mouse Properties" window.
    6. Click on Change .
    7. Click on Have Disk...
    8. Make sure that the source drive is A:\ and click on OK .
    9. Click on PS/2 TrackPoint in the list.
    10. Click on OK .
    11. Click on Close in the "Mouse Properties" window.
    12. Remove the TrackPoint Driver Diskette for Windows 95/98/NT from the diskette drive, and restart your computer to make the new settings effective.
Installing the ThinkPad Modem Software for Windows 95
The modem function of your computer is supported by a digital signal processor (DSP) called the IBM Advanced Communications Processor. You must install the ThinkPad Modem driver for Windows 95 to use the modem function.
To install the ThinkPad Modem driver for Windows 95:
  • Start Windows 95.
  1. Insert the ThinkPad Modem for Windows 95/98/NT Disk 1 into the diskette drive.
  2. Click on Start , and then Run... .
  3. Type A:\SETUP and press Enter .
If the previous version of the driver is installed, the ThinkPad Modem setup program displays a message. Remove the previous version of the driver by using the uninstall tool provided in the ThinkPad DSP program. If the previous version of the driver is not installed, a message saying that Windows has found an unknown device appears. Insert the ThinkPad Modem for Windows 95/98/NT diskette into the diskette drive.Follow the instructions on the screen. Note: You need to set the dialling properties when using the ThinkPad Modem functions. Click on Control Panel, Modems and then the Dialling Properties button.For IRQ-sharing information, refer to Sharing an IRQ between ThinkPad Modem Devices. Disabling the Unnecessary CD-ROM Device Drivers for Windows 95 This section describes how to disable the unnecessary DOS and Windows CD-ROM device drivers. 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. If you installed Windows 95 in a computer on which DOS and Windows had been already installed, you need to disable the DOS and Windows CD-ROM device drivers to use the correct Windows 95 generic ATAPI CD-ROM device driver.To disable the DOS and Windows CD-ROM device drivers:
  1. Start Windows 95 and go to the MS-DOS command prompt.
    1. Open the CONFIG.SYS file with your text editor; then find the following line: DEVICE=C:\xxxxxx\IBMTPCD.SYS /R Note: 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.
      1. 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.
        1. Open the AUTOEXEC.BAT file; then find the following line: C:\xxxxxx\MSCDEX.EXE /D:TPCD 1 /M:15
      2. 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.
      3. Comment out the line to change it as follows: REM C:\xxxxxx\MSCDEX.EXE /D:TPCD 1 /M:15 If the line is already commented out, quit the file and go to the next step.
        1. Exit the DOS command prompt; then reboot the system.
Installing the Video Capture Driver for Windows 95
Note: Before installing the video capture driver, you need to install the audio device driver. To install the video capture driver for Windows:
  1. Start Windows 95.
    1. Insert the Video Capture Driver for Windows 95/98 diskette into the diskette drive.
    2. Click on Start .
    3. Click on Run... .
    4. Type A:\SETUP and click on OK .
    5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Installing the UltraBay II Hot Swap Driver for Windows 95 To install the UltraBay II hot swap driver for Windows 95:
  1. Start Windows 95.
    1. Insert the Utility Driver Diskette for Windows 95 into the diskette drive.
    2. Click on Start and Run...
    3. Type A:\INSTALL then click on OK .
    4. Follow the instructions on the screen.


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