Installing Windows 98 and its device drivers - ThinkPad R30, R31
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This Additional Information field contains the following sections
I. Preparing your ThinkPad computer for Windows 98
II.
Installing Windows 98 Gold
III. Installing Windows 98 SE
IV. Installing nonspecific updates for Windows 98
V. Installing Windows 98 Gold specific updates
VI
. Installing Windows 98 SE specific updates

I. Preparing your ThinkPad computer for Windows 98
Before removing any software or operating system from your ThinkPad system, you will need to:

  • Make sure the BIOS on your ThinkPad computer is at the latest level.
  • Save any necessary driver, supplement, and software files on removable media. This information is generally found in the C:\IBMTOOLS directory.
  • Even if you are installing Windows 98 on a drive other than the C drive, more than 25MB is still required on the C drive.
  • To use the CD-ROM drive to install Windows 98, create the Startup Disk for Windows 98 on a Windows 98 installed system, which enables you to use the CD-ROM drive. Then boot the system with that diskette. To create the Startup Disk for Windows 98:
    1. Insert a blank diskette into the diskette drive.
    2. Click Start, point to Settings, then click Control Panel.
    3. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
    4. Click the Startup Disk tab, and then click the Create Disk button. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  • Depending on the optional applications you install with Windows 98, your required disk space varies.
    • To perform a full installation on a FAT 16 drive about 225MB disk space is required. Depending on your system configuration and the options you select, the required space ranges from 165MB to 355MB.
    • To perform a full installation on a FAT 32 drive about 175MB disk space is required. Depending on your system configuration and the options you select, the required space ranges from 140MB to 225MB.

II. Installing Windows 98 Gold

  1. Insert the Windows 98 CD into the CD or DVD drive of your computer.
  2. Make a temporary directory. For example, at the DOS prompt, type the following: MD C:\WIN98.
  3. Copy all the cabinet (.CAB) files and the installation programs from the Windows 98 CD to this directory. At the DOS prompt, type the following: COPY src_cd:\WIN98\*.* C:\WIN98, where src_CD is the drive letter of the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive of your computer and C:\WIN98 is the temporary directory that you made in step 2.
  4. Copy the Windows 98 Supplement files from the C:\IBMTOOLS\OSFIXES\W98GOLD directory to the temporary directory of the hard disk on your computer.
  5. Run the SETUP.EXE that you copied in the temporary directory, and follow the instructions on the screen. For details, refer to SETUP.TXT on the Windows 98 CD-ROM.
  6. Follow the instructions for the Install shield program
  7. After installing Windows 98, make sure you install the drivers from the C:\IBMTOOLS\DRIVERS directory.
  8. Restart the system

III. Installing Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)

  1. Insert the Windows 98 CD into the CD or DVD drive of your computer.
  2. Make a temporary directory. For example, at the DOS prompt, type the following: MD C:\WIN98.
  3. Copy all the cabinet (.CAB) files and the installation programs from the Windows 98 CD to this directory. At the DOS prompt, type the following: COPY src_cd:\WIN98\*.* C:\WIN98, where src_CD is the drive letter of the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive of your computer and C:\WIN98 is the temporary directory that you made in step 2.
  4. Copy all the files in W98SE directory of the Windows 98 Supplement Files to the temporary directory of the hard disk on your computer.
  5. Run the SETUP.EXE that you have copied into the temporary directory (c:\win98), and follow the description on the screen. For example, type C:\WIN98\SETUP.EXE
  6. Restart the computer.
  7. Follow the instructions for the Install shield program.
    After installing Windows 98 SE, you will need to install the device drivers that are provided in the C:\IBMTOOLS\DRIVERS directory on your hard-disk drive.

IV. Installing nonspecific updates for Windows 98
Apply the IBMLCD Color Profile.

  1. Right-click the desktop and click Properties to open the Display Properties window.
  2. Click the Settings tab.
  3. Click the Advanced button.
  4. Select the Monitor tab, and click the Change button.
  5. Click the Have Disk button.
  6. Specify the directory that the ibmtplcd.inf and ibmtplcd.icm files are in, and then select OK.
  7. Select ibmtplcd.inf and then click OK.
  8. Select one panel in the list you are using now, and then click Apply.
  9. Select the Color Management tab to make sure IBM_TP is selected.

To install the registry file for applying the C3 state profile

  1. Click Start, then click Run.
  2. Open C3USB98.reg in the USBPM directory and click OK.
  3. Click Yes.
  4. Click OK.

V. Installing Windows 98 Gold specific updates
NOTE: The files for Windows 98 Update Modules are in the following directory: C:\IBMTOOLS\OSFIXES\W98UP

This module is for eliminating a vulnerability that could allow the computer to hibernate when the standby function is pressed.
To update Q190715:

  1. Double-click 190715USA8.exe.
  2. Click Yes to install Windows 98 Q190715 Update.
  3. If you agree, click Yes to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
  4. Click Yes to restart the system.

This module is for eliminating a vulnerability that could allow arbitrary code to be executed on the user's computer.
To update Q240163:

  1. Double-click TELNETUP.EXE.
  2. Click Yes to install Windows 98 TELNET update.
  3. If you agree, click Yes to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
  4. Click Yes to restart the system.

This module is for eliminating a vulnerability that could allow an infected Web site or e-mail message to cause the Windows machine to crash, or to run arbitrary code.
To update Q245729:

  1. Double-click 245729US.exe.
  2. Click Yes to install Windows 98 Q245729 Update.
  3. If you agree, click Yes to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
  4. Click Yes to restart the system.

VI. Installing Windows 98 SE specific updates
NOTE: The files for the Windows 98 Update Modules are in the following directory: C:\IBMTOOLS\OSFIXES\W98UP\W98SE.

This module is for eliminating a vulnerability that could allow arbitrary code to be executed on the user's computer.
To update Q240163:

  1. Double-click TELNETUP.EXE.
  2. Click Yes to install Windows 98 TELNET update.
  3. If you agree, click Yes to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
  4. Click Yes to restart the system.

This module is for eliminating a vulnerability that could allow an infected Web site or e-mail message to cause the Windows machine to crash, or to run arbitrary code.
To update Q245729:

  1. Double-click 245729US.exe.
  2. Click Yes to install Windows 98 Q245729 Update.
  3. If you agree, click Yes to accept the EULA (End User License Agreement).
  4. Click Yes to restart the system.

To update Q242937:

  1. Double-click 242937US.EXE.
  2. Click Yes to install Windows 98 Second Edition Q242937 update.
  3. If you agree, click Yes to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
  4. Click Yes to restart the system.

To update Q243199 for NDIS, all users:

  1. Double-click 243199US.EXE.
  2. Click Yes to install Windows 98 Second Edition Q243199 update.
  3. If you agree, click Yes to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
  4. Click Yes to restart the system.

This update (Q257360) is only applicable for Windows 98 Second Edition ACPI mode systems. To update Q257360:

  1. Double-click 257360US.EXE.
  2. Click Yes to install Windows 98 Second Edition Q257360 update.
  3. If you agree, click Yes to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
  4. Click Yes to restart the system.

To update Q258191:

  1. Double-click 258191UP.EXE.
  2. Click Yes to install Windows 98 Second Edition Q258191 update.
  3. If you agree, click Yes to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
  4. Click Yes to restart the system.

To update Q276602:

  1. Double-click 276602USA8.EXE.
  2. Click Yes to install Windows 98 Second Edition Q276602 update.
  3. If you agree, click Yes to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
  4. Click Yes to restart the system.

To update Q288430:

  1. Double-click 288430USA8.EXE.
  2. Click Yes to install Windows 98 Second Edition Q288430 update.
  3. If you agree, click Yes to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
  4. Click Yes to restart the system.

 



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