Installing Windows Me and its device drivers on a blank hard disk drive - ThinkPad T20

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

You will require the following device drivers to ensure that the system works properly. Click the package name to download the driver.

Package name
System Program Service Diskette (BIOS Update)
Video Features for Windows Me
IBM PM device driver for Windows Me
ThinkPad Utility Features for Windows Me
Fast Swap for Windows Me
TrackPoint driver for Windows Me
Intel SpeedStep Technology Applet
Intel Combo Card driver for Windows Me (*)
3Com Combo Card driver for Windows Me (*)
DVD-Video Player Upgrade for Windows Me (*)
ThinkPad Dock driver for Windows Me (*)
3Com 10/100 Ethernet Mini-PCI Adapter with 56k Modem (*)
Intel(R) PRO/100 Mini PCI Software (*)
Intel Priority Packet Software (*)

NOTE: (*) Use of this driver package is based upon hardware options you have installed in your system.

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 Machine 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, enter Setup.
  4. Press the Enter key (Now setup scans your Hard disk for errors).
  5. At the Welcome to Windows Me Setup screen, click the Next button.
  6. At the License Agreement screen, click I accept the agreement and then click the Next button.
  7. At the Windows Product Key screen, enter the CD key and click the Next button.
  8. At select directory screen, click the Next button (Let windows install in the recommended directory).
  9. At Setup Option, Select Portable and click the Next button.
  10. At User Information, type in Name and Company and click the Next button.
  11. At Windows Component, Select the default (Install the most common components) and click the Next button.
  12. At Network Identification, Enter Computer Name, Workgroup, Computer Description and click the Next button.
  13. At Country/Region, Select your country from the list and click the Next button.
  14. At Establish your Time Zone, Select your time zone from the list and click the Next button.
  15. 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 the Cancel button and continue with the installation procedure from step 16. Startup disk can also be created after Windows Me is installed.
  16. Remove the disk from the floppy drive and click the OK button.
  17. At Ready to Begin Copying files, click the Finish button. Setup will copy Windows files to your computer and reboot. When the machine reboots, hardware detection will occur, and once detection is complete, the machine will reboot. Once the machine reboots, the windows setup will setup the hardware and finalize settings and reboot again. Once the machine reboots, a normal windows desktop will be displayed.

Installing the Fastswap driver

  1. Start Windows Me.
  2. Extract this package onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run.
  4. Specify the SETUP.EXE with the full path name where you extracted the package in the step 2, and click the OK button. The default location is C:\DRIVERS\WME\FASTSWAP
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen

Installing the IBM PM device 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 Unknown Device from the device list. Unknown Device Properties comes up.
  7. Click the Reinstall Driver button in General Page.
  8. Select Specify the location of the driver [Advanced] option.
  9. Click the Next button.
  10. Select Display a list of all the drivers in a specific location, so you can select the driver you want option.
  11. Click the Next button.
  12. Select Other devices.
  13. Click the Next button.
  14. Click the Have Disk button.
  15. Specify the directory name where you extracted this package; then click the OK button. The default location is C:\Drivers\W2k\IBMPM.
  16. Select IBM PM Device from Models list; then click the Next button.
  17. Click the Next button.
  18. Click the Finish button.
  19. Restart the system..

Installing the Display Adapter

  1. Start Windows Me.
  2. Extract the Video Features for Windows 95/98/Me to the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run.
  4. In the Run dialog window, type C:\DRIVERS\W9X\DISPLAY\SETUP.EXE to install the video driver. Click the OK button to start the installation process. If you extracted the files to a different location, specify that location instead.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen

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 (32 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 ThinkPad Utility Features

  1. Start Windows 95/98/Me.
  2. Extract this package onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run.
  4. In the Open field, type C:\DRIVERS\W9X\UTILITY\SETUP.EXE to install the utility driver. Click the OK button to start the installation process. If you extracted the files to a different location, specify that location instead.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

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 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. Click IBM PS/2 TrackPoint in the list.
  17. Click the Next button.
  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 Intel SpeedStep Technology Applet

  1. Start Windows Me.
  2. Extract the package to the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run.
  4. In the Run dialog window, type C:\DRIVERS\WIN\SPDSTP\SETUP.EXE to install the utility. Click the OK button to start the installation process. If you extracted the files to a different location, specify that location instead.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Installing DVD Player update
NOTE:

  • This driver can only be used on the supported ThinkPad systems listed above.
  • Windows 95 version must be OSR2 or later.
  • Before installing, make sure that you have installed the following software in the computer:
    • Video Features for Windows 95/98/Me/NT4/2000
    • Audio Features for Windows 95/98/Me/NT4/2000
  • This package cannot be installed without the DVD-Video player installed in the system. This package is for upgrade purpose only.

Installing original Mediamatics DVDExpress

  1. Start Windows Me.
  2. Insert Software Selection CD.
  3. Select Mediamatics DVDExpress, then click Install.
  4. Click the OK button to continue installation.
  5. Reboot system when done.

Installing the upgrade

  1. Start Microsoft Windows Me.
  2. Extract the package to your hard disk drive.
  3. Click on Start, then click Run...
  4. In the Run dialog window, type C:\DRIVERS\WIN\DVD\SETUP.EXE to install the upgrade DVD player. Click the OK button to start the installation process. If you extracted the files to a different location, specify that location instead.
  5. At the Welcome screen, click the Next button.
  6. If you agree to the license agreement, click the Yes button.
  7. To install to the default directory, click the Next button. It will uninstall the previous player, and then install the updated player.
  8. At the setup is complete window, click the Finish button.

Installing Intel Combo driver

  1. Start Windows Me.
  2. Extract this package onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run.
  4. In the Open field, type C:\DRIVERS\WME\MODEM\SETUP.EXE to install the modem driver. Click the OK button to start the installation process. If you extracted the files to a different location, specify that location instead.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen. If you see the message "Digital Signature Not Found", click the OK button to continue installing.
  6. Restart the system for the driver to be effective.

Installing Intel Pro/100 Mini PCI software

  1. Right-click the My Computer icon.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click the Device Manager tab.
  4. Click the + mark on the Network Adapter.
  5. Double-click Intel(R) PRO/100+ Mini PCI.
  6. Click the Driver tab.
  7. Click the Update Driver button.
  8. Click the Next button.
  9. Click the Next button.
  10. Specify the directory where the drivers are extracted, click the Next button, and then follow the instructions displayed on the screen.

Installing Intel Priority packet

  1. Start Windows.
  2. Extract this package onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run.
  4. Specify the installation program SETUP.EXE with full path you extracted in the step 2 and click the OK button.
  5. Follow instructions on the screen.

Installing 3Com Combo driver

  1. Start Windows Me.
  2. Extract the 3Com 10/100 Mini PCI Ethernet Adapter drivers on your hard disk drive.
  3. Shutdown the system.
  4. With the Power cord removed install the Combo card.
  5. Start Windows Me.
  6. When the setup detects PCI Ethernet controller select Specify the location of the driver [Advanced] option.
  7. Click the Next button.
  8. Select Specify a location and type in C:\Drivers\win\Ethernet\Landisk2.
  9. Click the Next button.
  10. Click the Next button to install the 3Com 10/100 Mini PCI Ethernet Adapter.
  11. Click the OK button on ACPI screen.
  12. Click the Finish button.
  13. Click Yes to “Restart the system”.
  14. After the system reboots click cancel when the system detects the Modem.
  15. Extract the modem drivers on the hard disk drive. This will make two directories: \Modem\MDMSETUP (Modem Setup and Application Software) and \Modem\MDMDISK5 (Modem WDM driver).
  16. Click Start, then Click Run.
  17. In the Open field, type C:\Drivers\WME\MODEM\MDMSETUP\Setup.exe to install the modem driver. Click the OK button to start the installation process. If you have extracted the files to a different location, specify that location instead.
  18. Click the Next button at the Welcome dialog screen.
  19. Leave the Yes, I want to restart my computer now. box checked and click the Finish button at the Setup complete dialog screen. The system will restart.
  20. After the system reboots it will detects PCI Communication Device select Specify the location of the driver [Advanced] option. Click the Next button.
  21. Select Specify a location and type in C:\Drivers\WME\Modem\MDMDISK5.
  22. Click the Next button.
  23. Click the Next button to install the 3Com Mini PCI 56K Modem Communications Port.
  24. Click the Finish button.
  25. When the setup detects Modem Device select Specify the location of the driver [Advanced] option. Click the Next button.
  26. Select Specify a location and type in C:\Drivers\WME\Modem\MDMDISK5.
  27. Click the Next button.
  28. Click the Next button to install the 3Com Mini PCI 56K Modem.
  29. Click Finish.

Installing ThinkPad Dock driver
NOTE: Update or install this driver before docking.

  1. Run Setup.exe in the WinMe folder of the driver. CMD PCI IDE Driver Setup Utility Window appears. 'Preparing files for PCI-64X Bus Master IDE driver' 'Shutdown the system and install the PCI-64X IDE Controller'
  2. Press the OK button, then the system reboots.
  3. Shutdown the system.
  4. Dock the system.
  5. Power-on the system.


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