Installing Windows 98 and its device drivers - ThinkPad 240
Overall Procedure

 
1. Have the Windows 98 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. If your modem is not installed, you will have to use either a pcmcia modem, a LAN connection or another computer. If you use another computer, use this link for instructions on how to put the drivers onto diskettes.
Device Driver Package Name
ThinkPad Configuration program / Fuel Gauge programUtility Package for Windows 95/98
Display driverVideo Features Package for Windows 98
Audio device driverAudio Features Package for Windows 98
ThinkPad Modem driverThinkPad Modem Driver Package for Windows 98
TrackPoint driverTrackPoint Driver Package for Windows 98
Hibernation utilityHibernation Utility Package

5.Install Windows 98 and the software.

Installing Microsoft Windows 98

Some new devices for the ThinkPad 240 computer are not supported by the Windows 98 Retail Release Version. In addition, some new files must be incorporated at the time of installation.

If you don't have a CD-ROM of Windows 98, you can install it by restoring the original preloaded image from the Recovery CD. Refer to the User's Reference.

If you have a CD-ROM version of the Windows 98, do the following:

1. 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 98).

2. Make a temporary directory.

For example, enter at the DOS prompt:

MD C:\WIN98

3. Copy all the cabinet (.CAB) files and the installation programs from the \WIN98 directory of the Windows 98 CD-ROM disk to the temporary directory.

For example, enter at the DOS prompt:

COPY src_cd:\WIN98\*.* 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.

4. Install the operating system in the temporary directory by entering setup at the temporary directory prompt.

5. Refer to the Windows 98 documentation and the instructions that appear on the screen to complete the installation.

Installing the ThinkPad Configuration Program for Windows 98
To install the ThinkPad Configuration program for Windows 98:
  1. Start Windows 98.
  2. Click on Start -> Run... .
  3. Type C:\DRIVERS\W9X\UTILITY\SETUP.EXE and click on OK .
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.

After installation has finished, restart the system.

Installing the ThinkPad Display Driver for Windows 98
To install the ThinkPad display driver for Windows 98:
  1. Start Windows 98.
  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.. button.
  7. Click on the Adapter tab.
  8. Click on Change... button. Then Update Device Driver Wizard dialog box appears.
  9. Click on the Next button.
  10. Select Display a list of all the drivers in a specific location, so you can select the driver you want .
  11. Click on Next button.
  12. Click on Have Disk... button.
  13. Specify the directory where the driver files are extracted. Default path is C:\DRIVERS\W9X\DISPLAY\ Then click on the OK button. The video driver list appears.
  14. Confirm 'NeoMagic MagicGraph 128XD' is selected in the 'Models:' field and click on the OK button.
  15. Click on Yes button if 'Update Driver Warning' dialog is appeared.
  16. Click on Next button.
  17. Click on Finish button.
  18. Click on Close button.
  19. Click on Close button in Display Properties dialog.
  20. Windows 98 prompts you to restart the computer to make the display driver change effective.

To adjust your screen properties:
  1. Start Windows 98.
  2. Double-click on My Computer and Control Panel .
  3. Double-click on Display ; then click on the Settings tab.
  4. Select your screen parameters from the color palette, desktop area, and font size; then click on Close .

If you have not specified the type of monitor you want to use, your new settings might not function correctly. When you are prompted to specify a monitor, select "Yes" if you want to use an external monitor or "No" if you do not want to use an external monitor.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Installing the Audio Device Driver for Windows 98
To install the audio support software for Windows 98:
  1. Start Windows 98.
  2. Extract this package to the hard disk.
  3. Click on Start -> Run... .
  4. 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\.
  5. Click on the Next button.
  6. Select Upgrade Drivers .
  7. Click on the Nex ' button.
  8. Select " Yes, I want to restart my computer now ".
  9. Click on the Finish button.
  10. The System will restart.

Installing the ThinkPad Modem Driver for Windows 98
To install the ThinkPad modem driver for Windows 98:
  1. Start Windows 98.
  2. Extract the modem drivers to the hard drive.
  3. Click on Start -> Run... .
  4. Type in C:\DRIVERS\W98\MODEM\SETUP.EXE and press ENTER .
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Restart your computer to make the new settings 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 98
To install the TrackPoint driver for Windows 98:
  1. Start Windows 98
  2. Extract the driver onto the hard drive.
  3. Click on Start -> Settings -> Control Panel .
  4. Double-click on the System icon.
  5. Click on the Device Manager tab at the top of the "System Properties" window.
  6. Double-click on the Mouse .
  7. Double-click on either PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port or PS/2 TrackPoint whichever choice appears in the list.
  8. Click on the Driver tab.
  9. Click on the Update Driver... button. The "Update Device Driver Wizard" runs.
  10. Click on Next .
  11. Click on Display a list of all the drivers in a specific location, so you can select the driver you want .
  12. Click on Next .
  13. Click on Have Disk .
  14. 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.
  15. Click on PS/2 TrackPoint in the list.
  16. Click on Next .
  17. Click on Next .
  18. Click on Finish in the "Update Device Driver Wizard" window.
  19. Restart your computer to make the new settings effective.

Installing the Hibernation Utility
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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