Installing Windows Me and its device drivers on a blank hard disk drive - ThinkPad 1200, 1300

This document contains instructions for installing Microsoft Windows Me onto a system with a blank hard disk drive.

You need to install the following drivers to ensure proper operation of your system. Click the package name to download the file.

Package Name
Audio Features for Windows Me
Video Features for Windows Me
Modem driver for Windows Me
Notebook Manager II for Windows Me
Sleep Manager II for Windows Me
Easy Launch Buttons for Windows Me
TrackPoint driver for Windows Me
Ethernet Adapter driver for Windows Me

Preparing your ThinkPad computer for Windows Me

  1. Make sure the BIOS on your ThinkPad computer is the latest.

Click here to see the considerations for operating Windows Me on your ThinkPad computer.

Installing Windows Me

  1. Boot the System using a Microsoft Windows 98 boot disk.
  2. At command prompt change to the CD-ROM drive and insert the Windows Me compact disc (CD).
  3. At the DOS command, type Setup.
  4. Press the Enter key (Now setup scans your Hard disk for errors).
  5. After Scandisk is over, press the right arrow key to move the highlighted option to Exit and press the Enter key.
  6. At the Welcome to Windows Me Setup screen, click the Next button.
  7. At the License Agreement screen, click I accept the agreement and then click the Next button.
  8. At the Windows Product Key screen, enter the CD key and click the Next button.
  9. At select directory screen, click the Next button (Let windows install in the recommended directory).
  10. At Setup Option, Select Portable and click the Next button.
  11. At User Information, type in Name and Company and click the Next button.
  12. At Windows Component, Select the default (Install the most common components) and click the Next button.
  13. At Network Identification, Enter Computer Name, Workgroup, Computer Description and click the Next button.
  14. At Country/Region, Select your country from the list and click the Next button.
  15. At Establish your Time Zone, Select your time zone from the list and click the Next button.
  16. At Insert Disk, Insert a blank Floppy disk in the floppy drive and click the OK button. You can skip creating the startup disk by clicking Cancel and continue with the installation procedure from set 18. Startup disk can also be created after Windows Me is installed.
  17. After setup had finished making the startup disk, remove the disk from the floppy drive and click the OK button.
  18. At Ready to Begin Copying files, click the Finish button. Setup will copy Windows files to your computer and Reboot.
  19. When the machine reboots, hardware detection will occur, and once detection is complete, the machine will reboot.
  20. Once the machine reboots, the windows setup will setup the hardware and finalize settings and reboot again.
  21. Once the machine reboots, a normal windows desktop will be displayed.

Installing Notebook Manager II for Windows Me

  1. Start Windows 98/Me.
  2. Extract the NoteBook Manager package onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run.
  4. Type in C:\DRIVERS\W9x\NBUTIL\setup.exe in the Open box and click the OK button.
  5. Click the Next button to continue with the setup program.
  6. Follow the procedure to complete the installation.

Installing Sleep Manager for Windows Me

  1. Start Windows 98/Me.
  2. Extract this package onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run.
  4. Type in C:\DRIVERS\W9X\SLEEP\SETUP.EXE in the Open box and click the OK button.
  5. Click the Next button to continue with the setup program.
  6. If Read Only File Detected window appears, click the Yes button.
  7. Follow the procedure to complete the installation

Installing Easy Launch Button for Windows Me

  1. Start Windows Me.
  2. Extract this package onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Open Control Panel.
  4. Double-click the System icon
  5. Click the Device Manager tab.
  6. Find the keyboard icon and double-click it.
  7. Select the Driver tab.
  8. Click the Update Driver button.
  9. Choose Display a list of all the drivers in a specific locaton, so you can select the driver you want.
  10. Click the Next buttonbutton.
  11. Choose the Have Disk button.
  12. Guide the wizard to Standard(101/102) keyboard with IBM Easy Launch buttons.
  13. Follow the operation of IBM Easy Launch buttons setup.

Installing the Display Driver

  1. Start Windows Me.
  2. Extract this package onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run.
  4. Type in C:\DRIVERS\W9X\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 take effect.

Changing the Display Settings

  1. Click Start, then select Settings, then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the Display icon.
  3. Select the Settings tab.
  4. Change the Screen Area to 1024*768 pixels.
  5. Change the Colors to True Color (24 bit).
  6. Click Apply.
  7. Select Apply the new color settings without restarting and click the OK button.
  8. Click the OK button on the Display properties message box.
  9. Select Yes to keep the new settings.
  10. Click the OK button to close the display properties box.

Installing the IBM PS/2 TrackPoint Driver

  1. Start Windows ME.
  2. Extract the driver onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then select Settings, 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 Specify the location of the driver (Advanced).
  11. Click the Next button.
  12. Click Display a list of all drivers in a specific location, so you can select the driver you want.
  13. Click the Next button.
  14. Click the Have Disk button.
  15. Specify the directory where the driver files are extracted. Then click the OK button. Then driver list appears.
  16. Select IBM PS/2 TrackPoint from the list, and click the Next button.
  17. Click the Next button again.
  18. Click the Finish button in the Update Device Driver Wizard window.
  19. Close the IBM PS/2 TrackPoint properties window.
  20. Close the System Properties window.
  21. Restart your computer to make the new settings effective.

Installing Audio Drivers

  1. Extract the driver onto the hard drive.
  2. Click Start, then select Settings, then click Control Panel.
  3. Double-click the System icon.
  4. Click the Device Manager tab at the top of the System Properties window.
  5. Double-click the PCI Multimedia Audio Driver.
  6. Click Reinstall Driver button in General Page.
  7. Select Specify the location of the driver [Advanced] option.
  8. Click the Next button.
  9. Click Display a list of all drivers in a specific location, so you can select the driver you want.
  10. Click the Next button.
  11. Click the Have Disk button.
  12. Specify the directory where the driver files are extracted. Then click the OK button. Then driver list appears.
  13. Select Crystal WDM Audio Codec from the list, and click the Next button.
  14. Click on the Next button again.
  15. Click on the Finish button in the Update Device Driver Wizard window.
  16. Close the System Properties window.
  17. Restart your computer to make the new settings effective.

Installing Modem Drivers
NOTE: If the audio driver has not been installed on the system, install the audio driver prior to the modem driver.

  1. Start Windows Me.
  2. Extract this package onto the hard drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run.
  4. Type in C:\DRIVERS\W9x\MODEM\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 take effect.

Installing LAN Drivers

  1. Extract the driver onto the hard drive.
  2. Click Start, then select Settings, then click Control Panel.
  3. Double-click the System icon.
  4. Click the Device Manager tab at the top of the System Properties window.
  5. Double-click the Network Adapter.
  6. Double-click Intel 8255x-based PCI Ethernet Adapter (10/100).
  7. Click the Driver tab.
  8. Click the Update Driver... button. The Update Device Driver Wizard runs.
  9. Click Specify the location of the driver (Advanced), then click the Next button.
  10. Click Display a list of all drivers in a specific location, so you can select the driver you want.
  11. Click the Next button.
  12. Click the Have Disk button.
  13. Specify the directory where the driver files are extracted. Then click the OK button. Then driver list appears.
  14. Select Intel 8255x-based PCI Ethernet Adapter (10/100) from the list, and click the Next button.
  15. Click the Next button again.
  16. Click the Finish button in the Update Device Driver Wizard window.
  17. Close the Intel 8255x-based PCI Ethernet Adapter (10/100) properties window.
  18. Close the System Properties window.
  19. Restart your computer to make the new settings effective.


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