Installing Windows 95 and its device drivers - ThinkPad X20
This section describes the procedures for installing Windows 95 and its software on your ThinkPad computer.

The following versions of Windows 95 are available for your computer:

  • Service Pack Version 1 (OSR1)
  • OEM Service Release Version 2.1 (OSR2.1)
  • OEM Service Release Version 2.5 (OSR2.5)

The Service Pack Version 1 can be downloaded from the Microsoft Web site:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/downloads

To verify your version of Windows 95:

  1. Click Start-->Settings-->Control Panel.
  2. Double-click System. The System Properties window opens. Under System you can read the revision level of Windows that is installed on your computer.
  • 4.00.950a means that it is Windows(R) 95 OSR1
  • 4.00.950B means that it is Windows(R) 95 OSR2.1
  • 4.00.950C means that it is Windows(R) 95 OSR2.5

Overall procedure

  1. Have the Windows 95 installation package available.
  2. Back up your software and personal data files on the hard disk.
  3. Install Windows 95 according to the instructions provided with the installation package.
  4. Replace the Windows 95 installation CD in the CD-ROM drive with the Software Selections CD. The Software Selections main window opens.
  5. Click Install Software.
  6. Click the View All button above the Program Name list window. A list of all the device drivers and other programs in the Software Selections CD appears.
  7. Click the check box of each device driver and program 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.

If you are restoring your ThinkPad computer to its original state at the time of purchase, you need to install at least the following device drivers:

  • ThinkPad Configuration program
  • Display driver
  • Audio device driver
  • TrackPoint driver
  • ThinkPad(R) modem driver

Note: The ThinkPad Configuration program is supported by Windows 95 OSR2.0 and later.You need to install Internet Explorer Version 4.0 or later.

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

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 a startup disk for Windows 95, which enables you to use the CD-ROM drive. Then boot the system with the startup diskette.

To create a Startup Disk for Windows 95, do as follows:

  1. Insert a blank diskette into the diskette drive.
  2. Open the Control Panel. (Click Start-->Settings-->Control Panel.)
  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 OSR1

Make sure there is enough space on the hard disk to store the cabinet files and the installation programs. (The amount of space required will depend in part on the national language that your version of Windows 95 supports.)

1. Create a temporary directory. For example, at the DOS prompt, type the following:

MD c:\win95

2. Press Enter.
3. Insert the Windows 95 CD 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 the temporary directory. 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, c:\win95 is the path to the temporary directory that you made in step 2.


5. Press Enter.
6. Replace the Windows 95 CD with the Software Selections CD.
7. Copy the Windows 95 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 country code, c:\win95 is the path to the temporary directory that you made in step 2.


8. Press Enter.
9. Install the operating system by typing 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.

Note: If you select the auto configuration option (Typical, Portable, or Compact), you will encounter some display problems later on. To avoid these problems, do the following:

1. In "Setup Option," select Custom. Follow the instructions on the screen.
2. In "Computer Setting," do the following:

  • Click Display.
  • Click the Change... button.
  • Click the Show all devices button.
  • Click (Standard display types), Standard Display Adapter (VGA).
  • Click OK.

3. Follow the instructions on the screen.

11. To activate the PC Card slot, double-click the PC Card icon in the Control Panel. The PC Card Wizard window opens.
Click No twice, and restart the computer.

12. If required, install the Service Pack Version 1, available from the Microsoft Web site.
13.. After you complete the installation, remove all the files in the temporary directory, and then remove the directory itself to free the space on the hard disk.

Installing Windows 95 OSR2.1 or OSR2.5
If you have a CD-ROM version of Windows 95 OSR2.1, do the following:

1. Make sure there is enough space on the hard disk to store the cabinet files and the installation programs (the amount of space required depends in part on the language that your version of Windows 95 supports).

2. Create a temporary directory.

For example, at the DOS prompt, type the following: MD c:\win95 and press Enter.

4. Insert the Windows 95 CD into the CD-ROM drive.
5. Copy all the cabinet (.CAB) files and the installation programs from the \WIN95 directory of the Windows 95 CD-ROM disk to the temporary directory.

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, c:\win95
is the path to the temporary directory that you made in step 2.

6. Press Enter.
7. Replace the Windows 95 CD with the Software Selections CD.
8. Copy the Windows 95 supplementary files from the Software Selections 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 country code, c:\win95 is the path to the temporary directory that you made in step 2.

9. Press Enter.
10. Type the following:

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

where src_cd is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive, cc is the respective country code, c:\win95
is the path to the temporary directory that you made in step 2.

11. Press Enter.
12. Install the operating system by entering SETUP.EXE at the temporary directory prompt.
13. efer to the Windows 95 documentation and the instructions that appear on the screen to complete the installation. Disregard the instruction to install the USBD.SYS and UHCD.SYS files.
14. Replace the Software Selections CD with the Windows 95 CD.
15. Change the current drive letter to the CD-ROM drive letter, and do one of the following:

  • For Windows 95 OSR2.1 CD-ROM users: Run \USBSUPP.EXE in the \OTHER\USB directory of the CD.
  • For Windows 05 OSR2.5 CD-ROM users: Run \USBSUPP.EXE and \USBUPD2.EXE in the \OTHERS\UPDATES\USB directory of the CD.

16. Replace the Windows 95 CD-ROM with the Software Selections CD.
17. At the DOS prompt, type the following: src_cd:\DATA\WIN95\cc\QFE444\PCCARDUP.EXE
where src_cd is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive and cc is the country code.

18. Press Enter.
19. Restart the computer.
20. To activate the PC Card slot, double-click the PC Card icon in the Control Panel. The PC Card Wizard window opens. Click No twice, and then restart the computer.



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