Installing Windows 95 and its device drivers - ThinkPad A21e (2655)

To install Microsoft Windows 95 and its software on your ThinkPad computer, do as follows:

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 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, point to Settings, then click 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: Windows 95 OSR1
  • 4.00.950B: Windows 95 OSR2.1
  • 4.00.950C: Windows 95 OSR2.5

NOTE:

  1. The ThinkPad Configuration Program is supported by Windows 95 OSR2.0 and later.
  2. You need to install Internet Explorer Version 4.0 or later.

You need to install the following device drivers after you install Windows 95 to ensure proper operation of your system. Click the package name to download the software:

Package Name
ThinkPad Configuration program
ThinkPad OnScreen Display utility
Display driver
Audio device driver
TrackPoint driver
Modem driver (1)
Intel/Xircom Mini PCI Combo card (1)
3COM Mini PCI Combo card (1)
Windows 95 Supplement package

NOTE: (1) Install only if your system is equipped with it.

Installing Windows 95 OSR0 and OSR1

  1. Copy all the cabinet files and installation programs to your hard disk drive.
    1. Make a temporary directory (for instance, C:\WIN95) and make sure enough hard disk space is available to store the cabinet files and installation programs (the required free space varies depending on the language of Windows 95).
    2. Copy all the cabinet (.CAB) files and installation programs from the \WIN95 directory of Windows 95 retail CD-ROM. Type COPY src_cd:\WIN95\*.* destination and press Enter. Where src_CD is the drive letter of CD-ROM drive (e.g. D, E,..) and destination is the drive letter and temporary directory made in step 1-a (e.g. C:\WIN95)
  2. Copy updated files from W95SUPP directory of the Windows Supplement diskette to the temporary directory.
    1. Insert the Windows Supplement diskette.
    2. Type COPY C:\W95SUPP\OSR0INF\*.* destination and press Enter. Where destination is the drive letter and temporary directory made in step 1-a (e.g. C:\WIN95).
  3. Start Installation from the temporary directory.
    1. Run SETUP.EXE in the temporary directory
    2. Refer to the Windows 95 documentation and instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
  4. Install INTEL INF Installation Utility.
    1. Boot the Windows System
    2. Run the InstallShield installation program Setup.exe in INTELINF directory.
    3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
    4. Reboot the system.
  5. If needed, apply Windows 95 Service Pack 1 available from Microsoft Internet home page.
  6. If needed, remove all the files in the temporary directory and the directory itself after installation is completed to save the hard disk drive free space.

After you install Windows 95, you will need to install the device drivers.

Installing Windows 95 OSR2, OSR2.1, or OSR2.5

  1. Copy all the cabinet files and installation programs to your hard disk drive.
    1. Make a temporary directory (for instance, C:\WIN95) and make sure enough hard disk space is available to store the cabinet files and installation programs (the required free space vary depending on the language of Windows 95).
    2. Copy all the cabinet (.CAB) files and installation programs from the \WIN95 directory of Windows 95 OSR2 CD.
    3. Type COPY src_CD:\WIN95\*.* destination and press Enter. Where src_CD is the drive letter of CD-ROM drive (e.g. D, E,..) and destination is the drive letter and temporary directory made in step 1-a (e.g. C:\WIN95)
  2. Copy updated files from W95SUPP directory to the temporary directory
    1. Type COPY C:\W95SUPP\OSR2INF\*.* destination and press enter.
    2. Type COPY C:\W95SUPP\CARDBUS\*.* destination and press enter. Where destination is the drive letter and temporary directory made in step 1-1 (e.g. C:\WIN95).
  3. Start Installation from the temporary directory
    1. Run SETUP.EXE in the temporary directory
    2. Refer to the Windows 95 documentation and instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
  4. Next step is to install some fix modules on Windows 95 OSR2.X. Install PC Card driver fix
    1. Run C:\W95SUPP\QFE444\PCCARDUP.EXE.
    2. Reboot the system
  5. The last step is to install OSR 2.X. To install the OSR2.X, refer to its documentation. As for USB Supplement file update, please see \other\usb folder (Windows 95 SR2.1) in your Windows 95 backup CD-ROM.
  6. If needed, remove all the files in the temporary directory and the directory itself after installation is completed to save the hard disk free space.

Install INTEL INF Installation Utility

  1. Boot the Windows System
  2. Run the installShield installation program Setup.exe in INTELINF directory.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. Reboot the system.

After you install Windows 95, you will need to install the device drivers.

Installing display driver
NOTE: Make sure that DirectX 7 runtime modules are installed into the system before installing this driver. DirectX7 runtime modules are available by visiting Microsoft's DirectX Resource Center
Search for "DirectX 7 runtime modules".

For windows 95 OSR0 and OSR1

  1. Start Windows 95.
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, point to Settings, then click Control Panel.
  4. Double-click the System icon.
  5. Click the Device Manager tab.
  6. Expand Display Adapters and remove Standard Display Adapter (VGA).
  7. At the Confirm Device Removal window, click the OK button.
  8. At the Restart confirmation message window, click NO.
  9. Expand Other Devices and remove PCI VGA-Compatible Display Adapter.
  10. At the Confirm Device Removal window, click the OK button.
  11. At the PCI VGA-Compatible Display Adapter Has a ROM window, click Test.
  12. Shutdown and restart the system.
  13. When the system starts, the New Hardware Found window appears. Select Driver provided by hardware manufacturer and click the OK button.
  14. Specify the directory where the driver files were extracted and click the OK button.
  15. At the System Settings Change window, click YES to restart the system.

For Windows 95 OSR2.x

  1. Start Windows 95.
  2. Extract the Video Features for Windows 95/98 onto 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. When the Welcome window appears, click the Next button.
  6. At the Software license Agreement screen, if you agree, click Yes.
  7. At the Setup Complete window, select Yes, I want to restart my computer now.
  8. Click Finish to reboot the system.

Installing audio driver
NOTE:This driver installs using normal Microsoft Driver installation process. It will be something similar to the instructions below, but may vary slightly by OS version:

  1. Start Windows 95.
  2. Extract the Audio Features for Windows 95/98Gold onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Right click My Computer, select Properties, then click the Device Manager tab. Device Manager Properties windows will appear.
  4. Collapse Other devices, if you see PCI Multimedia Audio Device have a yellow marker, click the Remove button to remove it first. Confirm Device Removal popup appears. Click the OK button. Otherwise skip this step 3 and go to the step 4.
  5. Click the Refresh button to install the driver.
  6. Update Device Driver Wizard will start. Click the Next button.
  7. Follow the instruction on the panels and give the correct path to the driver. Continue following installation wizard panels. During the installation you'll be required to insert either Windows 95 or 98 CD to complete the installation of the driver.
  8. Restart the system.

Installing TrackPoint driver

  1. Start Windows 95 or NT. If running Windows NT, logon with administrative privilege.
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, point to Settings, then click Control Panel.
  4. Double-click the Mouse icon.
  5. Click the General tab.
  6. Click Change.
  7. Click the Have Disk button.
  8. Specify the directory where the driver files are extracted. Default path is C:\DRIVERS\WIN\TPOINT\. Then click the OK button. The driver list appears.
  9. Select PS/2 TrackPoint in the list.
  10. Click the OK button.
  11. Click the Close button in the Mouse Properties window.
  12. Restart your computer to make the new settings active.

Installing configuration utility
NOTE:

  • If this package is used for Windows 95, Internet Explorer version 4 or later will need to be installed.
  • The default installation path and folder were changed from version 1.14. If you already installed the previous version, uninstall it first or change the installation path and folder to the same as before.
  • If the Battery MaxiMiser Gauge is on the task tray, the uninstall program will display the message to close PWRMONIT.DLL. If this message appears, right-click the Battery MaxiMiser Gauge on the task bar and click the Close button.
  1. Start Windows 95.
  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 OnScreen Display utility

  1. Start Windows 95.
  2. Extract this package onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run.
  4. Type in C:\DRIVERS\WIN\ONSCR\SETUP.EXE in the Open box and click the OK button.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Installing Lucent Modem driver

  1. Start Windows 95.
  2. Extract the drivers to the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run.
  4. Specify SETUP.EXE with the full path name where you extracted the package in the step 2, and click the OK button.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  6. After the driver has been installed, shutdown and restart the system before attempting to use the modem.

Installing 3Com modem drivers

  1. With the system powered off, install the modem PCI card if necessary.
  2. Start Windows 95.
  3. Extract the drivers to the hard disk drive. This will make two directories MDMSETU P (Modem Setup and Application Software) and MDMDISK2 (Modem Vxd Driver)
  4. Click Start, then click Run.
  5. In the Open field, type C:\DRIVERS\W9x\MODEM\MDMSETUP\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.
  6. Press the Next button on the Welcome dialog screen.
  7. Leave the Yes, I want to restart my computer now box checked and press the Finish button at the Setup Complete dialog screen. The system will restart.
  8. Press the OK button at the Insert Disk dialog screen.
  9. At the second Insert disk dialog screen, in the Copy files from: field, type c:\windows\options\cabs and press the OK button.
  10. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete modem installation.

Installing Intel modem drivers

  1. Start Windows.
  2. Extract this package onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run.
  4. Specify SETUP.EXE with the full path name where you extracted the package in the step 2, and click the OK button.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  6. Restart the system for the driver to be effective.

 



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