Installing software for Windows 95 - ThinkPad 390X
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 + SP1 (OSR1)
  • OEM Service Release Version 2.1 (OSR2.1)
The OSR0 is an off-the-shelf version of Windows 95 and is available at any retail store. The OSR2.1 is available only as a preloaded version. 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.

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

Read the numbers under "System."
  • 4.00.950 means that it is Windows 95 OSR0.
  • 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. Install Windows 95. See Installing Microsoft Windows 95.
4. Insert the Software Selections CD into the CD-ROM drive.

The Software Selections main window appears.
5. Click Install Software .
6. Click the View All radio button above the "Program Name" list window.

All the device drivers and other programs in the Software Selections CD are listed.
7. Select the check box of the device drivers and programs that you want to install.

You can select multiple device drivers and programs.
8. Click the Install button at the bottom right of the window, and follow the instructions on the screen.

You need to install at least the following device drivers if you are restoring your ThinkPad computer to its original state at the time of purchase:
  • ThinkPad Configuration program
Notes:
1. The ThinkPad Configuration program is supported by Windows 95 OSR2.1.
2. You need to install Internet Explorer version 4.0 or later.
  • Display driver
  • PC Card support software
  • Audio device driver
  • TrackPoint driver
  • ThinkPad modem driver
  • ThinkPad UltraBay FX hot/warm swap driver.

For details on how to use the Software Selections CD, refer to its help.

Installing Microsoft Windows 95
Some new files must be incorporated at the time of installation.

Note:
To use the CD-ROM drive to install Windows 95, create the Startup Disk for Windows 95, which enables you to use the CD-ROM drive. Then boot the system with the diskette.

To create the Startup Disk for Windows 95, do as follows:
1. Insert a blank diskette into the diskette drive.
2. Open the Control Panel window.
3. Double-click Add/Remove Programs .
4. Click the Startup Disk tab.
5. Click Create Disk ....
6. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Installing Windows 95 OSR0
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 national language supported by your version of Windows 95).

2. Make a temporary directory.
For example, at the DOS prompt, type the following:
MD C:\WIN95
and press Enter.

3. Insert the Windows 95 CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.

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, at the DOS prompt, type the following:

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 2.

5. Press Enter .
6. Replace the Windows 95 CD-ROM with the Software Selections CD.
7. Copy the Windows 95 supplementary files from the Software Selections CD to the temporary directory.

At the DOS prompt, type the following:

COPY src_CD:\DATA\WIN95\cc\OSR0INF\*.* c:\win95

where src_CD is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive, cc is the respective country code, c is the drive letter of your hard disk drive, and Windows 95 is the temporary directory that you made in step 2.
 
8. Press Enter.
9. Install the operating system by entering SETUP.EXE at the temporary directory prompt.
10. Refer to the Windows 95 documentation and the instructions that appear on the screen to complete the installation until Windows 95 restarts the first time.
11. To activate the PC Card slot, double-click the PC Card icon in the Control Panel . The PC Card Wizard window launches. Click No twice, and reboot the computer.

Notes:
1. If required, install the Service Pack Version 1, available from the Microsoft Web site.

2. f 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 OSR2.1
If you have a CD-ROM version of Windows 95 OSR2.1, 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 national
language supported by your version of Windows 95).

2. Make a temporary directory.

For example, at the DOS prompt, type the following:
MD C:\WIN95

and press Enter.

3. Insert the Windows 95 CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.

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, at the DOS prompt, type the following:

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 2.
 
5. Press Enter.
6. Replace the Windows 95 CD-ROM with the Software Selections CD.
7. Copy the Windows 95 supplementary files from the Software Selections CD to the temporary directory.

At the DOS prompt, type the following:

COPY src_CD:\DATA\WIN95\cc\OSR2INF\*.* c:\win95

where src_CD is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive, cc is the respective country code, c is the drive letter of your hard disk drive, and Windows 95 is the temporary directory that you made in step 2.
 
8. Press Enter.
9. Type the following:

COPY src_CD:\DATA\WIN95\cc\CARDBUS\*.* c:\win95

10. Press Enter.
11. Install the operating system by entering SETUP.EXE at the temporary directory prompt.
12. Refer to the Windows 95 documentation and the instructions that appear on the screen to complete the installation until Windows 95 restarts the first time.

Disregard the instructions to install the USBD.SYS and UHCD.SYS files.
13. Replace the Software Selections CD with the Windows 95 CD-ROM.
14. At the DOS prompt, type the following:

COPY src_CD:\DATA\WIN95\cc\QFE444\PCCARDUP.EXE

where src_CD is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive, and cc is the respective country code.
 
15. Press Enter.
16. Reboot the system.
17. 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).

18. Rename the UNIMODEM.VXD and UNIMDM.TSP files by entering:

REN UNIMODEM.VXD UNIMODEM.BAK
REN UNIMDM.TSP UNIMDM.BAK

19. Copy the new files by typing the following:

COPY src_CD:\DATA\WIN95\cc\UNIMODEM\*.*

where src_CD is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive, and cc is the respective country code.
 
20. Press Enter.
21. Refer to the documentation shipped with this version to finish the installation.
22. To activate the PC Card slot, double-click the PC Card icon in the Control Panel. The PC Card Wizard window launches. Click No twice, and reboot the computer.


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