Installing Windows NT 4.0 and its device drivers - ThinkPad 240X

This document describes the installation procedures for Windows NT Workstation Version 4.0 and its device drivers.

Overall procedure

  1. Have the Windows NT installation package in hand.
  2. Connect the external floppy disk drive.
  3. Connect the external CD-ROM drive. Refer to the ThinkPad 240X User's Reference.
  4. Back up your software and personal data files on the hard disk.
  5. Install Windows NT and the software.

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:

Package Name
Display driver
PC Card support software
Audio device driver
Power Management Support for Windows NT 4.0
ThinkPad modem driver

Installing Microsoft Windows NT
Before installing Windows NT, do the following:

  1. Read the Windows NT installation guide.
  2. If you plan to use OS/2 Warp with Windows NT, you need to use the OS/2 Warp Boot Manager. For more information, see the Web site. http://www.ibm.com/thinkpad
To install Windows NT using an external CD-ROM drive, do the following.
Note:If you have an external CD-ROM drive that connects under a DOS environment, you can install Windows NT in DOS.
  1. Insert the Windows NT CD-ROM into the external CD-ROM drive.
  2. Go to the CD-ROM drive; then go to the \I386 directory. For example, if your CD-ROM drive letter is D, go to D:\I386
  3. At the command prompt, type WINNT and press Enter. For example, D:\I386>WINNT Follow the instructions on the screen.
If your computer does not have a CD-ROM drive, use a network server, you can install Windows NT on multiple computers by first copying the Windows NT master source files to a shared drive on a network server. After connecting your computer to a network, such as with the DOS LAN requester, you can install the files from the network server to your computer at the DOS command prompt. For more information, refer to the installation guide of Windows NT, Windows NT Version 4 Service Pack 3, Windows NT Version 4 Service Pack 4, or Windows NT Version 4 Service Pack 5.
Note:If you are installing Service Pack 4, you should install it before you install the PC Card support software. If you have already installed Service Pack 4, you need to reinstall the PC Card support software.

Installing ThinkPad device drivers
Installing video driver

  1. Start Windows NT 4.0. Logon with Administrative access.
  2. Extract this package onto the hard drive.
  3. Click Start, then Run.
  4. Type in C:\DRIVERS\WNT\DISPLAY\SETUP.EXE in the Open box and click the OK button.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  6. Restart the system for the driver to be effective.

Installing audio driver

  1. Start Windows NT 4.0. Logon with Administrative access.
  2. Extract this package onto the hard drive.
  3. Click Start, then Run.
  4. Type in C:\DRIVERS\WNT\AUDIO\SETUP.EXE in the Open box and click the OK button.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  6. Restart the system for the driver to be effective.

Installing modem driver

  1. Start Windows NT 4.0. Logon with Administrative access.
  2. If you have not already, extract this package onto the hard drive.
  3. Click Start, then Run.
  4. Type in C:\DRIVERS\WIN\MODEM\SETUP.EXE in the Open box and click Next.
  5. Follow the instructions, and restart the system

Installing power management support

  1. Start Windows NT 4.0. Logon with Administrative access.
  2. Extract the APM Support Drivers onto the hard drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run .
  4. Type C:\DRIVERS\WNT\APM\SETUP.EXE and click OK .
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  6. After the installation, restart the computer.

 



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