Installing Windows 95 and its device drivers - ThinkPad 240
Installing Software for Windows 95

This section 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:
  • Retail Release Version (OSR0)
  • Service Pack Version 1 (OSR1)
  • OEM Service Release Version 2 (OSR2 or OSR2-1)

The OSR0 is an off-the-shelf version of Windows 95 and is available at any retail store. The OSR1 can be downloaded from the Microsoft Internet home page ( http://www.microsoft.com ). The OSR2-1 is available only as preloaded versions. Since your computer incorporates several new devices that were not available when these versions of Windows 95 were announced, take special precautions when installing or reinstalling these versions.
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 System .

You can check the version in this window. Read the numbers under "System"
  • 4.00.950 means that it is Windows 95 OSR0.
  • 4.00.950a means that it is Windows 95 OSR1.
  • 4.00.950B means that it is Windows 95 OSR2 or OSR2-1.

Overall Procedure
1. Have the Windows 95 installation package in hand.
2. Connect the external floppy disk drive.
3. Back up your software and personal data files on the hard disk.
4. If you have a CD-ROM drive attached you may install the drivers from the Software Selection CD. Otherwise use the links below to download the drivers onto your ThinkPad.
Device Driver Diskette Name
ThinkPad Configuration programThinkPad Configuration Utility Package for Windows 95
Display driverVideo Features Package for Windows 95
Audio device driverAudio Features Package for Windows 95
ThinkPad Modem driverThinkPad Modem Driver Package for Windows 95
TrackPoint driverTrackPoint Driver Package for Windows 95
Hibernation utilityHibernation Utility Diskette

5.Install Windows 95 and the software.

Installing Microsoft Windows 95

Some new devices for the ThinkPad 240 computer are not supported by the Windows 95 Retail Release Version and the Service Pack Version 1. In addition, some new files must be incorporated at the time of installation.

Installing Windows 95 OSR0 or 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. Copy all the cabinet (.CAB) files and the installation programs from the \WIN95 directory of the Windows 95 CD-ROM to this directory.

For example, enter at the DOS prompt:

COPY src_cd:\WIN95\*.* tgt_drv:\tgt_dir

where src_cd is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive (D, E,...), tgt_drv is the drive letter, and tgt_dir is the temporary directory that you
made in step 3.

5. Insert the Windows 95 supplementary diskette into the diskette drive.

6. Copy the updated files from the Windows 95 supplementary diskette to the temporary directory.

For example, enter at the DOS prompt:

COPY A:\OSR0INF\*.* tgt_drv:\tgt_dir

where tgt_drv is the drive letter, and tgt_dir is the temporary directory that you made in step 3.

7. Install the operating system in the temporary directory by entering SETUP.EXE at the temporary directory prompt.

Refer to the Windows 95 documentation and the instructions that appear on the screen to complete the installation.

If required, install the Service Pack Version 1, available from the Microsoft Internet home page.

If required, 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 or OSR2.1

If you have a CD-ROM version of the Windows 95 OSR2 or 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. 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\*.* tgt_drv:\tgt_dir

where src_cd is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive (D, E,...), tgt_drv is the drive letter, and tgt_dir is the temporary directory that you made in step 3.

5. Insert the Windows 95 supplementary diskette into the diskette drive.

6. 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\*.* tgt_drv:\tgt_dir COPY A:\CARDBUS\*.* tgt_drv:\tgt_dir

where tgt_drv is the drive letter, and tgt_dir is the temporary directory that you made in step 3.

7. Install the operating system in the temporary directory by entering SETUP.EXE at the temporary directory prompt.

8. Refer to the Windows 95 documentation and the instructions that appear on the screen to complete the installation.

9. Insert the Windows 95 supplementary diskette into the diskette drive.

10. Update the CardBus drivers:

1. Click on Start , Settings , then Control Panel .
2. Double-click on System ; then click on the Device Manager tab.
3. Double-click on Other devices , and double-click PCI CardBus Bridge .
4. Click on the Driver tab; then click on Update Driver.. ..
5. Click on Next .

If Windows cannot find the driver, click on Other Locations.. ., then type A:\PCMCIA\ , and click on OK .

6. Click on Finish .
7. Repeat these steps for the second PCI CardBus Bridge item.

The CardBus driver installation is complete.

11. Update the System drivers:

1. Click on Start, Settings , then Control Panel .
2. Double-click on System ; then click on the Device Manager tab.
3. Double-click on Other devices , and double-click PCI Bridge .
4. Click on the Driver tab; then click on Update Driver... .
5. Click on Next .

If Windows cannot find the driver, click on Other Locations.. ., then type A:\SYSTEM\ , and click on OK .

6. Click on Finish .

Repeat these steps for the second PCI Bridge item.

7. Double-click on System devices , and double-click PCI Standard Host CPU Bridge .
8. Click on the Driver tab; then click on Update Driver... .
9. Click on Next .

If Windows cannot find the driver, click on Other Locations.. ., then type A:\SYSTEM\ , and click on OK .

10. Click on Finish .

The System driver installation is complete.

12. Update the USB drivers: (for OSR2.1)

1. Click on Start , Settings , then Control Panel .
2. Double-click on System ; then click on the Device Manager tab.
3. Double-click on Other devices , and click PCI Universal Serial Bus .
4. Click on Remove and OK to remove it.
5. Run the USB update program to install the USB driver. Refer to your Windows 95 manual.

After installation, restart the computer.

6. The computer automatically detects the Standard USB Host Controller; click on Other Locations... .
7. Type A:\USB\ , and click on OK .
8. Click on Finish .

The USB driver installation is complete.

Installing the ThinkPad Configuration Program for Windows 95
To install the ThinkPad Configuration program for Windows 95:

Note: Internet Explorer version 4 or later must be installed.
  1. Start Windows 95.
  2. Click on Start -> Run... .
  3. Type C:\DRIVERS\W9X\UTILITY\SETUP and click on OK .
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Installing the ThinkPad Display Driver for Windows 95
To install the ThinkPad display driver for Windows 95:

For Windows 95 OSR2(OEM Service Release 2)
  1. Start Windows 95.
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard drive.
  3. Click on Start -> Settings -> Control Panel .
  4. Open the Display icon.
  5. Click on the Setting tab.
  6. Click on the Advanced Properties button.
  7. Click on the Adapter tab.
  8. Click on Change... button.
  9. Click on Have disk.. . and click on OK .
  10. Specify the directory where the driver files are extracted. Default path is C:\DRIVERS\W9X\DISPLAY . Then click on OK button. Then video driver list appears.
  11. Confirm 'NeoMagic MagicGraph 128XD' is selected in the 'Models:' field and click on the OK button.
  12. Click on Close .
  13. Select your screen parameters from the Color palette, Desktop area, and Font size; then click on OK .
  14. Click on Close .
  15. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  16. Windows 95 prompts you to restart the computer to make the display driver change effective.

For Windows 95 and Windows 95 Service Pack 1
  1. Start Windows 95.
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard drive.
  3. Click on Start -> Settings -> Control Panel .
  4. Open the Display icon.
  5. Click on the Setting tab.
  6. Click on the Change Display Type... button.
  7. Click on Change.. . button.
  8. Click on Have disk.. and click on OK .
  9. Specify the directory where the driver files are extracted. Default path is C:\DRIVERS\W9X\DISPLAY . Then click on the OK button. Then video driver list appears.
  10. Confirm 'NeoMagic MagicGraph 128XD' is selected in the 'Models:' field and click on the OK button.
  11. Click on Close .
  12. Select your screen parameters from the Color palette, Desktop area, and Font size; then click on OK .
  13. Click on Close ; then click on Close again.
  14. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  15. Windows 95 prompts you to restart the computer to make the display driver change effective.

Installing the Audio Device Driver for Windows 95
To install the audio support software for Windows 95:
  1. Start Windows 95.
  2. Extract this package to the hard disk.Click on Start -> Run... .
  3. Specify the installation program SETUP.EXE with full path you extracted in the step 2 and click on OK . Default path is C:\DRIVERS\W9X\AUDIO\ .
  4. Click on the Next button.
  5. Select Upgrade Drivers .
  6. Click on the Next button.
  7. Select Yes, I want to restart my computer now .
  8. Click on the Finish button.
  9. The System will restart.

I nstalling the ThinkPad Modem Driver for Windows 95
To install the ThinkPad modem driver for Windows 95:
  1. Start Windows 95.
  2. Extract the Modem Driver Package onto the hard disk.
  3. Click on Start -> Run... .
  4. Type C:\DRIVERS\W9X\MODEM\SETUP.EXE and then click on OK .
  5. Follow the setup program.
  6. Click on Next to continue with the setup program.
  7. Click on Finish .
  8. Restart the system for the driver to be effective.

Note: You need to set the dialing properties when using the ThinkPad Modem functions. Click on Control Panel , Modems , and then the Dialing Properties button.

Installing the TrackPoint Driver for Windows 95
To install the TrackPoint driver for Windows 95:
  1. Start Windows 95.
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard drive.
  3. Click on Start -> Settings -> Control Panel .
  4. Double-click on the Mouse icon.
  5. Click on the General tab.
  6. Click on Change .
  7. Click on Have Disk .
  8. Specify the directory where the driver files are extracted. Default path is C:\DRIVERS\WIN\TPOINT\ . Then click on OK button. Then driver list appears.
  9. Select PS/2 TrackPoint in the list.
  10. Click on OK .
  11. Click on Close in the "Mouse Properties" window.
  12. Restart your computer to make the new settings active.

Installing the Hibernation Utility for Windows 95
To install the Hibernation Utility:
  1. Insert the Hibernation Utility Diskette into the diskette drive.
  2. Power on the system.
  3. Follow the instruction on the screen.




 


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