Installing Windows 95 and its device drivers - ThinkPad 600E
This document describes the installation procedures for Windows 95 and its software for 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)
 
OSR1 can be downloaded from the Microsoft Internet home page ( http://www.microsoft.com ).
 
Overall Procedure
1. Have the Windows 95 installation package in hand.
2. Back up your software and personal data files on the hard disk.
3. Go to the ThinkPad Web site and download the latest hardware driver diskettes. You need to create at least the following device driver diskettes:
Device Driver Diskette Name
Supplemental File DisketteSupplemental File Diskette for Windows 98
ThinkPad ConfigurationUtility Features Package
Display driverVideo Features Package
PC Card Support softwareCardSoft PC Card Driver Package
Audio driverAudio Features Package
TrackPoint driver TrackPoint Driver Package  
ACP Modem driver ThinkPad Modem Driver Package  
Note: If you have already formatted the hard drive, you can download the drivers by clicking on the links in the above table. The drivers that are available in the table above are no longer in diskette format. They now extract to the hard drive. As such, the location of the drivers will no longer be the floppy drive.
 
4. Install Windows 95 and the software.
 
Note: To use the CD-ROM drive to install Windows 95, create the DOS boot diskette that enables you to use the CD-ROM drive. Then boot the system with the diskette.
 
Installing Microsoft Windows 95
Some new files must be incorporated at the time of installation.
 
Installing Windows 95 OSR1
1. Create a Windows 95 supplementary diskette using the Diskette Factory program (refer to the User's Reference) or download it from the link provided above.
2. Make sure there is enough space in the hard disk to store the cabinet files and the installation programs (the required space might vary depending on the national language supported by your version of Windows 95).
3. Make a temporary directory.
 
For example, enter at the DOS prompt:
MD c:\win95
 
4. Insert the Windows 95 CD-ROM 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 to the temporary directory.
 
For example, enter at the DOS prompt:
COPY src_cd:\WIN95\ . . c:\win95
 
where src_cd is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive (D, E,...), c is the drive letter of your hard disk drive, and win95 is the temporary directory that you made in step 3.
 
6. Insert the Windows 95 supplementary diskette you created in step 3 into the diskette drive.
7. Copy the updated files from the Windows 95 supplementary diskette to the temporary directory.
 
For example, enter at the DOS prompt:
COPY A:\OSR INF\ . c:\win95
 
where c is the drive letter, and win95 is the temporary directory that you made in step 3.
 
8. Install the operating system by entering SETUP.EXE at the temporary directory prompt.
9. Refer to the Windows 95 documentation and the instructions that appear on the screen to complete the installation.
10. If required, install the Service Pack Version 1, available from the Microsoft Internet home page.
11. Remove all the files in the temporary directory and then remove the directory itself after you complete the installation, to free the space on the hard disk.
 
Installing Windows 95 OSR2.1
If you have a CD-ROM version of the Windows 95 OSR2.1, do the following:
1. Create a Windows 95 supplementary diskette using the Diskette Factory program (refer to the User's Reference).
2. Make sure there is enough space in the hard disk to store the cabinet files and the installation programs (the required space might vary depending on the language supported by your version of Windows 95).
3. Make a temporary directory.
 
For example, enter at the DOS prompt:
MD c:\win95
 
4. Insert the Windows 95 CD-ROM 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.
 
For example, enter at the DOS prompt:
COPY src_cd:\WIN95\ . c:\win95
 
where src_cd is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive (D, E,..), c is the drive letter of your hard disk drive, and win95 is the temporary directory that you made in step 3.
 
6. Insert the Windows 95 supplementary diskette you created in step 1 into the diskette drive.
7. Copy the updated files in the Windows 95 supplementary diskette to the temporary directory.
 
For example, enter the following at the DOS prompt:
COPY A:\OSR2INF\ . . c:\win95
COPY A:\CARDBUS\ . c:\win95
 
where c is the drive letter, and win95 is the temporary directory that you made in step 3.
 
8. Install the operating system by entering SETUP.EXE at the temporary directory prompt.
9. Refer to the Windows 95 documentation and the instructions that appear on the screen to complete the installation.
10. Change the current drive letter to the CD-ROM drive letter, and run \USBSUPP.EXE in the \OTHERS directory of the CD-ROM.
11. Change the drive letter at the DOS prompt to A , and run \QFE444\PCCARDUP.EXE
12. Reboot the system.
13. To replace the Unimodem drivers to support the Intel Video Phone application, from the DOS prompt, go to C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM (or the SYSTEM subdirectory where Windows 95 is installed).
14. Rename the UNIMODEM.VXD and UNIMDM.TSP files by entering:
 
REN UNIMODEM.VXD UNIMODEM.BAK
REN UNIMDM.TSP UNIMDM.BAK
 
15. Copy the new files by entering COPY A:\UNIMODEM\ .
16. Refer to the documentation shipped with this version to finish the installation.
 
Installing the ThinkPad Configuration Program for Windows 95
The ThinkPad Configuration program is supported by Windows 95 OSR2.0 and later.
 
Note: You can assign the directory in which the ThinkPad Configuration program is installed. The ThinkPad Configuration program installer does not support the use of a long name for the directory in which the program is installed.
 
To install the ThinkPad Configuration program for Windows 95
1. Start Windows 95.
2. Extract the drivers to the hard disk, or if you are using Diskette Factory, create the Utility Features diskettes. If using diskettes, insert the Utility Diskette for Windows 95 into the diskette drive.
3. Click on Start .
4. Click on Run .
5. Type A:\SETUP , if using the floppy drive, or C:\DRIVERS\XXXXX\SETUP if the drivers were extracted to the hard drive (where xxxxx is the directory the drivers were extracted to) and click on OK . Follow the instructions on the screen. After installation has finished, restart the system.
 
Installing the Display Driver for Windows 95
First either create the Display Driver diskette from Diskette Factory, or download the Display Driver from the Web and extract it to the hard drive.
 
To install the display driver for Windows 95
For Windows 95 OSR1
1. Start Windows 95.
2. Click on Start .
3. Move the cursor to Settings ; then click on Control Panel .
4. Double-click on Display ; then click on the Settings tab.
5. Click on Change Display Type . The Change Display Type window appears.
6. Click on Change under Adapter Type .
7. Click on Have Disk .
8. If using a diskette to install the drivers, insert the Video Features Diskette (NM2200) for Windows 95/98 into the diskette drive, and click on OK . If the drivers were extracted to the hard disk, type C:\DRIVERS\XXXXX (where xxxxx is the directory where the drivers were extracted to) in the dialog box and click on OK .
9. Click on IBM ThinkPad (NeoMagic MagicMedia 256AV) ; then click on OK .
10. Click on Close .
11. Select your screen parameters from the color palette, desktop area, and font size; then click on Apply .
12. When the message You have not specified what type of monitor you want to use. Your new settings may not work correctly. appears, click on Yes .
13. Remove any diskettes from the diskette drive and restart the computer.
14. Specify the type of monitor as follows. (If you do not specify the type of monitor you want to use, your new settings might not function correctly.)
a) Open the Display Properties window.
b) Click on the Settings tab.
c) Click on Change Display Type .
d) Click on Change under Monitor Type .
e) Click on Show All Devices .
f) Specify Manufacturers and Models in the next window.
For example,
If you are using the LCD:
Manufacturers: (Standard monitor types)
Models: Laptop Display Panel (1024x768)
 
If you are using the external monitor:
Manufacturers: (Standard monitor types)
Models: Plug and Play Monitor (VESA DDC)
 
g) Click on OK .
h) Close all windows.
 
15. Follow the instructions on the screen. Windows 95 prompts you to restart Windows 95 to make the display driver change effective.
 
For Windows 95 OSR2.1
1. Start Windows 95.
2. Click on Start .
3. Move the cursor to Settings ; then click on Control Panel .
4. Double-click on Display ; then click on the Settings tab.
5. Click on Advanced Properties .
6. Click on the Adapter tab; then click on Change .
7. Click on Have Disk .
8. If using a diskette to install the drivers, insert the Video Features Diskette (NM2200) for Windows 95/98 into the diskette drive, and click on OK . If the drivers were extracted to the hard disk, type C:\DRIVERS\XXXXX (where xxxxx is the directory where the drivers were extracted to) in the dialog box and click on OK .
9. Click on IBM ThinkPad (NeoMagic MagicMedia 256AV) ; then click on OK .
10. Click on Close .
11. Remove any diskettes from the diskette drive.
12. Select your screen parameters from the color palette, desktop area, and font size; then click on Close .
13. Specify the type of monitor as follows. (If you do not specify the type of monitor you want to use, your new settings might not function correctly.)
a) Open the Display Properties window.
b) Click on the Settings tab.
c) Click on Advanced Properties .
d) In the Advanced Display Properties window, click on the Monitor tab.
e) Click on Change .
f) Click on Show all devices .
g) Specify Manufacturers and Models in the next window.
For example,
If you are using the LCD:
Manufacturers: (Standard monitor types)
Models: Laptop Display Panel (1024x768)
 
If you are using the external monitor:
Manufacturers: (Standard monitor types)
Models: Plug and Play Monitor
 
h) Click on OK .
i) Close all windows.
 
14. Follow the instructions on the screen. Windows 95 prompts you to restart Windows 95 to make the display driver change effective.
 
Installing PC Card Support Software for Windows 95
First either create the PC Card Support diskette from Diskette Factory, or download the PC Card Support from the Web and extract it to the hard drive.
 
Notes: Windows 95 OSR1 does not support the PC Card support software. If you are going to use a docking station with your computer, you need to uninstall CardWizard first, dock your computer to the docking station, and then reinstall it.
 
To install the PC Card support software for Windows 95
1. Start Windows 95.
2. Remove any PC Cards from the computer.
 
Note: Push the PC Card eject button; the eject button pops out. Push the button again; the PC Card pops out.
 
3. If installing the driver from diskette, insert the CardWorks for Windows 95 Diskette into the diskette drive.
4. Click on Start .
5. Click on Run .
6. Type A:\SETUP , if using the floppy drive, or C:\DRIVERS\XXXXX\SETUP if the drivers were extracted to the hard drive (where xxxxx is the directory the drivers were extracted to) and click on OK . Follow the instructions on the screen.
 
Installing the Audio Device Driver for Windows 95
First either create the Audio Device Driver diskette from Diskette Factory, or download the Audio Device Driver from the Web and extract it to the hard drive.
 
For Windows 95 OSR1
Note: You need to install the Direct X5 or later program before installing the audio device driver. You can get the Direct X5 program from the Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com
 
To install the audio device driver for Windows 95
1. Start Windows 95.
2. If installing the driver from diskette, insert the Audio Features Diskette for Windows 95/98 into the diskette drive.
3. Click on Start .
4. Click on Run .
5. Type A:\SETUP , if using the floppy drive, or C:\DRIVERS\XXXXX\SETUP if the drivers were extracted to the hard drive (where xxxxx is the directory the drivers were extracted to) and click on OK .
6. Click on Uninstall Crystal Drivers .
7. Click on Shut Down .
8. Remove any diskettes from the diskette drive and restart the computer.
9. When Windows 95 detects Unknown Device, insert the Audio Features Diskette for Windows 95/98 Disk 1 into the diskette drive and click on Next . If you are installing the drivers from the hard disk, type C:\DRIVERS\XXXXX (where xxxxx is the directory the drivers were extracted to) and click on Next to continue.
10. Select the Driver from disk provided by hardware manufactures and click on OK .
11. Follow the instructions on the screen.
12. When you are prompted to install the Windows 95 diskette, type C:\WIN95 and click on OK .
13. Select the Driver from disk provided by hardware manufactures and click on OK .
14. If installing the drivers from diskette, when you are prompted to insert Disk 2, insert the Audio Features Diskette for Windows 95/98 Disk 2 into the diskette drive and click on OK .
15. If installing the drivers from diskette, when you are prompted to insert Disk 3, insert the Audio Features Diskette for Windows 95/98 Disk 3 into the diskette drive and click on OK .
 
For Windows 95 OSR2
To install the audio device driver for Windows 95
1. Start Windows 95.
2. Insert the Audio Features Diskette for Windows 95/98 into the diskette drive.
3. Click on Start .
4. Click on Run .
5. Type A:\SETUP , if using the floppy drive, or C:\DRIVERS\XXXXX\SETUP if the drivers were extracted to the hard drive (where xxxxx is the directory the drivers were extracted to) and click on OK .
6. Click on Uninstall Crystal Drivers .
7. Click on Shut Down .
8. Remove any diskettes from the diskette drive and restart the computer.
9. When Windows 95 detects Unknown Device, insert the Audio Features Diskette for Windows 95/98 Disk 1 into the diskette drive and click on Next. If you are installing the drivers from the hard disk, type C:\DRIVERS\XXXXX (where xxxxx is the directory the drivers were extracted to) and click on Next to continue.
10. When Windows 95 identifies the device as a Crystal PnP Audio System CODEC , click on Finish .
11. Click on OK in the next window.
12. When you are prompted to the location of the disk, type A: if installing from the floppy dive or C:\DRIVERS\XXXXX (where xxxxx is the directory the drivers were extracted to) and click on OK . The file copy starts.
13. When Windows 95 detects the device as a Crystal SoundFusion (TM) PCI Audio Accelerator , click on Finish .
14. If installing the drivers from diskette, when you are prompted to insert Disk 2, insert the Audio Features Diskette for Windows 95/98 Disk 2 into the diskette drive and click on OK .
15. If installing the drivers from diskette, when you are prompted to insert Disk 3, insert the Audio Features Diskette for Windows 95/98 Disk 3 into the diskette drive and click on OK .
 
Note: The MIDI connector is available if the computer is attached to a docking station (option). The MIDI connector capability is disabled as a default, so you need to enable the function with the ThinkPad Configuration program.
 
Installing the IBM TrackPoint Driver for Windows 95
First either create the Audio Device Driver diskette from Diskette Factory, or download the Audio Device Driver from the Web and extract it to the hard drive.
 
To install the TrackPoint driver for Windows 95
1. Start Windows 95.
2. If installing the driver from diskette, insert the TrackPoint Driver Diskette for Windows 95/98/NT into the diskette drive.
3. Click on Start .
4. Move the cursor to Settings ; then click on Control Panel .
5. Double-click on the Mouse icon.
6. Click on the General tab at the top of the Mouse Properties window.
7. Click on Change .
8. Click on Have Disk .
9. Make sure that the source drive is A:\ if installing from the floppy dive or C:\DRIVERS\XXXXX (where xxxxx is the directory the drivers were extracted to) and click on OK .
10. Click on PS/2 TrackPoint in the list.
11. Click on OK .
12. Click on Close in the Mouse Properties window.
13. Remove any diskettes from the diskette drive, and restart your computer to make the new settings effective.
 
Installing the ThinkPad Modem Software for Windows 95
First either create the Audio Device Driver diskette from Diskette Factory, or download the Audio Device Driver from the Web and extract it to the hard drive.
 
The modem function of your computer is supported by a digital signal processor (DSP) called the IBM Advanced Communications Processor. You must install the ThinkPad Modem driver for Windows 95 to use the modem function.
 
To install the ThinkPad Modem driver for Windows 95
1. Start Windows 95.
2. If installing the driver from diskette, insert the ThinkPad Modem for Windows 95/98/NT Disk 1 into the diskette drive.
3. Click on Start , and then Run .
4. Type A:\SETUP if installing from the floppy dive or C:\DRIVERS\XXXXX\SETUP (where xxxxx is the directory the drivers were extracted to) and press Enter . If the previous version of the driver is installed, the ThinkPad Modem setup program displays a message. Remove the previous version of the driver by using the uninstall tool provided in the ThinkPad DSP program. If the previous version of the driver is not installed, a message saying that Windows has found an unknown device appears. If installing the driver from diskette, insert the ThinkPad Modem for Windows 95/98/NT diskette into the diskette drive. Follow the instructions on the screen.
 
Note: You need to set the dialing properties when using the ThinkPad Modem functions. Click on Control Panel, Modems, and then the Dialing Properties button. For IRQ-sharing information, refer to Sharing an IRQ between ThinkPad Modem Devices.
 
Disabling the Unnecessary CD-ROM Device Drivers for Windows 95
This section describes how to disable the unnecessary DOS and Windows CD-ROM device drivers. If you installed Windows 95 on a blank hard disk drive without DOS and Windows, Windows 95 has automatically installed a generic ATAPI CD-ROM device driver for your ThinkPad's CD-ROM drive. You do not need to do the following procedure.
 
If you installed Windows 95 in a computer on which DOS and Windows had been already installed, you need to disable the DOS and Windows CD-ROM device drivers to use the correct Windows 95 generic ATAPI CD-ROM device driver.
 
To disable the DOS and Windows CD-ROM device drivers:
1. Start Windows 95 and go to the MS-DOS command prompt.
2. Open the CONFIG.SYS file with your text editor; then find the following line:
 
DEVICE=C:\xxxxxx\IBMTPCD.SYS /R
 
Note: xxxxxx is the subdirectory where you have installed the CD-ROM device driver. The default subdirectory for C:\ xxxxxx is C:\CDROM . If you cannot find the line, quit the file and go to step 4.
 
3. Comment out the line to change it as follows:
 
REM DEVICE=C:\xxxxxx\IBMTPCD.SYS /R
 
If the line is already commented out, quit the file and go to the next step.
 
4. Open the AUTOEXEC.BAT file; then find the following line:
 
C:\xxxxxx\MSCDEX.EXE /D:TPCD 1 /M:15
 
xxxxxx is the subdirectory where you have installed the CD-ROM device driver. If you cannot find the line, quit the file and go to step 6.
 
5. Comment out the line to change it as follows:
 
REM C:\xxxxxx\MSCDEX.EXE /D:TPCD 1 /M:15
 
If the line is already commented out, quit the file and go to the next step.
 
6. Exit the DOS command prompt; then reboot the system.
 


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