Installing Windows 98 and its device drivers - ThinkPad 570/E
This document describes the installation procedures for Microsoft Windows 98 and its software for your computer using the Software Selections compact disc (CD).

NOTE: You can install Windows 98 by restoring the original preloaded image from the Recovery CD. Refer to the User's Reference for how to use the Recovery CD.

Overall procedure
  1. Have the Windows 98 installation package in hand.
  2. Back up your software and personal data files on the hard disk.
  3. Install Windows 98.

You will need to have the following drivers. Click the package name to download the driver.

Package Name
Video features package (NM2200) for Windows 95/98
Audio features for Windows 95/98
TrackPoint Driver I for Windows 95/98
Modem driver for Windows 98
Supplemental disk II for Windows 98
Configuration Utility II for Windows 95/98

NOTE: If you have already formatted the hard disk drive, you can download the drivers from the links in the above table.

Installing Microsoft Windows 98

  1. Copy all the cabinet files and installation programs in Windows 98 retail CD-ROM to your hard disk drive as follows.
    1. Make a temporary directory ( for instance, C:\WIN98) and make sure enough hard disk space is available to store the cabinet files and installation programs (the required free space vary depending on the language of Windows 98).
    2. Copy all the cabinet (.CAB) files and installation programs from \WIN98 directory of Windows 98 retail CD. Type COPY src_cd:\WIN98\*.* tgt_drv:\tgt_dir and press Enter. Where src_cd: Drive letter of CD-ROM drive (e.g. D,E..) tgt_drv:\tgt_dir: Drive letter and temporary directory made in 1-1 (e.g. C:\WIN98)
  2. . Copy updated INF files from the Windows 98 Supplement Diskette to the temporary directory created in step 1-a.
    1. Insert the Windows 98 Supplement File Diskette into a floppy drive.
    2. Type COPY A:\RTMINF\*.* tgt_drv:\tgt_dir and press Enter. Where tgt_drv:\tgt_dir is the drive letter and temporary directory made in step 1.1. (e.g. C:\WIN98)
  3. Start Installation from the temporary directory.
    1. Run Setup.exe in the temporary directory created in step 1-a.
    2. Refer to the Windows 98 documentation and instructions on the screen to complete the installation.

Full installation on a FAT 16 drive:
About 225 MB disk space is required. Depending on your system configuration and the options you select, the required space ranges from 165 MB to 355 MB.

Full installation on a FAT 32 drive:
About 175 MB disk space is required. Depending on your system configuration and the options you select, the required space ranges from 140 MB to 225 MB.

Apply APM2APM.reg information onto Windows 98

  1. Boot the system
  2. Click Start, then click Run...
  3. Type A:\APM2APM\APM2APM.reg and click the OK button. Following Registry Editor's windows appears. "Are you sure you want to add the information A:\apm2apm\apm2apm.reg to the registry?"
  4. Click the Yes button. Successful windows message is displayed.
  5. Click the OK button to exit the registry editor screen.
ThinkPad Configuration program installation
  1. Start Windows 98.
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk by running the file. To do this, you can select Start->Run and specify the path and filename of the file you downloaded, or you can double-click the file in Windows Explorer. This will extract the drivers.
  3. Click Start, then click Run...
  4. Type in x:\<path name>\SETUP.EXE. Then click the OK button. where x: is the drive letter and <path name> is the path you extracted the files to. Default path is C:\DRIVERS\W98\UTILITY\
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Display driver installation

  1. Boot Windows 98.
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then select Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  4. Double-click the Display icon.
  5. Select the Settings tab.
  6. Click the Advanced... button.
  7. Select the Adapter tab.
  8. Click the Change... button. The 'Update Device Driver Wizard' runs.
  9. Click the the Next button.
  10. Select the option Display a list of all the drivers in a specific location, so you can select the driver you want. and click the Next button.
  11. Specify the directory where the driver files are extracted. Then click the OK button. Then video driver list appears. Default path is C:\DRIVERS\W9X\DISPLAY.
  12. Windows 98 finds 'NeoMagic MagicMedia 256AV' then click the OK button. If Windows 98 displays an 'Update Driver Warning' message box, click the Yes button to continue the installation.
  13. Make sure the location is same one that you specified above then click the the Next button. Windows 98 copies all the driver files to the hard disk. >
  14. After the driver files are copied, click the Finish button.
  15. Click the Close button to close the Adapter tab.
  16. Select the desired color depth and resolution.
  17. Click the Close button to close the 'Display Properties' window.
  18. Click the Yes button to restart Windows 98.

Audio device driver installation

  1. Start Windows 98.
  2. Extract the Audio drivers onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run.
  4. Type in x:\<path name>\SETUP.EXE. Then click the OK button. where x: is the drive letter and <path name> is the path you extracted the files to. Default path is C:\DRIVERS\W9X\AUDIO
  5. Click the Uninstall Crystal Driver button at the pop-up window, and then select Shut Down. Re-start Windows 98.
  6. When Windows 98 detects Unknown Device, click the the Next button. It will default to "Search for best driver for your device", press the >the Next button. This window should have search >Specify a location checked.
  7. Specify the directory where the driver files are extracted and click the the Next button. The Audio device list appears. Default path is >C:\DRIVERS\W9X\AUDIO\ It will then identify the device as a Crystal SoundFusion(TM) PCI Audio Accelerator with the location of the driver set to "CWCAUDIO.INF", press the the Next button.
  8. When coping completes, press the Finish button.

TrackPoint driver installation

  1. Start Windows 98.
  2. Extract the TrackPoint drivers for Windows 95/98/NT onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then select Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  4. Double-click the System icon.
  5. Click the Device Manager tab at the top of the "System Properties" window.
  6. Double-click the Mouse.
  7. Double-click either PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port or PS/2 TrackPoint whichever choice appears in the list.
  8. Click the Driver tab.
  9. Click the Update Driver... button. The "Update Device Driver Wizard" runs.
  10. Click the Next button.
  11. Click Display a list of all the drivers in a specific location, so you can select the driver you want.
  12. Click the Next button.
  13. Click the Have Disk button.
  14. Specify the directory where the driver files are extracted. Default path is C:\DRIVERS\WIN\TPOINT\. Then click the OK button. Then mouse driver list appears.
  15. Click PS/2 TrackPoint in the list.
  16. Click the Next button.
  17. Click the Next button.
  18. Click the Finish button in the "Update Device Driver Wizard" window.
  19. Restart your computer to make the new settings effective.

ThinkPad modem installation

  1. Start Windows 98.
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run.
  4. Type in x:\<path name>\SETUP.EXE. Then click the OK button. where x: is the drive letter and <path name> is the path you extracted the files to. Default path is C:\DRIVERS\WIN\MODEM
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

ThinkPad UltraBay hot/warm swap driver

  1. Start Windows 98.
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then select Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  4. Double-click the Add New Hardware icon.
  5. At the Begin installing your new hardware window, click the Next button.
  6. At the search for new Plug and Play devices window, click the Next button.
  7. At the Is the device that you want to install listed below? window, select No, the device isn't in the list. and click the Next button.
  8. When prompted Do you want Windows to search for your new hardware? choose No, I want to select the hardware from a list and click the Next button.
  9. Under Hardware types, select Other devices and click the Next button.
  10. At the Select the manufacturer window, click the Have Disk... button.
  11. Specify the directory where the driver files are extracted and click the OK button. The Driver list will appear. Default path is C:\DRIVERS\W9X\BASEATCH\
  12. Select ThinkPad UltraBase Hot-Attach Driver and click the Next button.
  13. Click the Finish button.
  14. Restart the operating system .


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