Installing Windows NT and its device drivers - ThinkPad 600E
This document describes the installation procedures for Windows NT Version 4.0 and its device drivers.

Overall Procedure
1. Have the Windows NT installation package in hand.
2. Back up your software and personal data files on the hard disk.
3. Create the diskettes of the device drivers using the Diskette Factory program preloaded on the hard disk. You need to create at least the following device driver diskettes:

Package Name
Utility Features for Windows NT
Personalization Editor Data Diskette
Video Features IV (NM2200) for Windows NT 4.0
Available from Diskette Factory or Customization CD(Software Selection CD)
Audio Features for Windows NT
Infrared Driver for Windows NT 4.0
TrackPoint Driver for Windows 95/98/NT
IDE Driver
ThinkPad Modem for Windows 95/98/NT


 

 

 

 

 

Note : If you have already formatted the hard drive, you can download the drivers by using the links in the above table.

4. Install Windows NT and the device drivers.

Installing Microsoft Windows NT
Before installing Windows NT, do the following:

Read the Windows NT installation guide. If you plan to use OS/2 Warp with Windows NT, you need to use the OS/2 Warp Boot Manager. For more information, see the Web site - http://www.ibm.com/thinkpad

To install Windows NT using an external CD-ROM drive, do the following

Note : If you have an external CD-ROM drive that connects under a DOS environment, you can install Windows NT in DOS.

1. Insert the Windows NT CD-ROM into the external CD-ROM drive.
2. Go to the CD-ROM drive; then go to the \I386 directory. For example, if your CD-ROM drive letter is D, go to D:\I386.
3. At the command prompt, type ' WINNT '; then press Enter. For example, D:\I386>WINNT. Follow the instructions on the screen.

If your computer does not have a CD-ROM drive, use a network server. You can install Windows NT on multiple computers by first copying the Windows NT master source files to a shared drive on a network server. After connecting your computer to a network, such as with the DOS LAN requester, you can install the files from the network server to your computer at the DOS command prompt. For more information, refer to the Windows NT installation guide.

Installing the ThinkPad Configuration Program for Windows
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 NT:
1. Start Windows NT, and log on with the user ID authorized as an administrator.
2. Extract the Utility drivers onto the hard drive.
3. Click Start, then Run
4. Type " C:\DRIVERS\WNT\UTILITY\SETUP.EXE " and press ' Enter '.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Installing the Display Driver for Windows NT
To install the display driver for Windows NT:
1. Start Windows NT, and log on with the user ID authorized as an administrator.
2. Extract the Display drivers onto the hard drive
3. Click Start, then Settings and then Control Panel .
4. Double-click the Display icon.
5. In the "Display Properties" window, click the Settings tab.
6. Click Display Type .
7. In the "Adapter Type" window, click Change .
8. Click Have Disk .
9. Specify the directory where you extracted teh driver files to, then click the ' OK ' button. Default location for the drivers is C:\DRIVERS\WNT\DISPLAY\ .
10. From the display devices in the selection list, click on NeoMagic MagicMedia 256AV , and click on the ' OK ' button.
11. At the message "You are about to install a third-party driver", click 'Yes' to continue the installation.
12. Click the ' Close ' button to close the Display type window.
13. Click the ' Close ' button to close the Display properties window.
14. Click Yes and restart Windows NT to make the change effective. After you restart Windows NT, the display resolution is set to 640x480 with 256 colors as a default. If necessary, change the resolution and refresh rate as follows:
15. When the "Invalid Display Settings" message appears, click ' OK '.
16. The "Display Properties" windows appears. Select your screen parameters from the color palette, desktop area, and refresh frequency.
17. Click Test and make sure the selected mode is displayed correctly on the screen.
18. Click OK in the "Display Properties" window.

Hint - If you are installing the ThinkPad Configuration program for Windows NT, you can switch between display output types - external display only, LCD only, or both - using the ThinkPad Configuration program.

Installing PC Card Support Software for Windows NT

Important - If you are going to use a docking station with your computer, do the following:
1. If your system is connected to a network, log off before starting the installation.
2. You need to uninstall PC Card support software (CardWizard).
3. Dock your computer to the docking station.
4. If you want to install the Windows NT Service Pack, install it before you install the PC Card support software.
5. Reinstall the PC Card support software.

1. Start Windows NT, and log on with the user ID authorized as an administrator.
2. Remove any PC Cards that are in the slot.
3. Either build the CardWizard driver from diskette factory or insert the Customization CD or Software Selection CD into the CDROM drive.
4. Be sure to read the README file before you start installation. Apply any relevant information from that file.

Installing the Audio Device Driver for Windows NT
To install the audio device driver for Windows NT:
1. Start Windows NT, and log on with the user ID authorized as an administrator.
2. Extract the Audio drivers for Windows NT onto the hard drive.
3. Click on ' Start ' -> '' Settings ' -> ' Control Panel '.
4. Double-click on the ' Multimedia ' icon. The "Multimedia Properties" window appears.
5. Click on the ' Devices ' tab and then on ' Add '.
6. Click on ' Unlisted or Updated Driver '. A window appears, prompting for the path of the drivers to be installed.
7. Specify the directory where the driver files are extracted. Default path is C:\DRIVERS\WNT\AUDIO\ . Then click on ' OK ' button. The audio driver list appears.
8. Select the Audio driver, then click the OK button. When the installation program prompts you for existing files or new files, click on new .
9. Press OK in the "CrystalWare Configuration" panel. When the installation program prompts you, restart Windows NT to make the change effective.

Installing the IBM TrackPoint Driver for Windows NT
To install the TrackPoint driver for Windows NT:
1. Start Windows NT, and log on with the user ID authorized as an administrator.
2. Extract the Audio drivers for Windows NT onto the hard drive.
3. Click Start,
then Settings and then Control Panel .
4. Double-click the Mouse icon.
5. Click the General tab at the top of the "Mouse Properties" window.
6. Click Change .
7. Click Have Disk.
8. Specify the directory where the driver files are extracted. Default path is C:\DRIVERS\WIN\TPOINT\ . Then click OK button. Then mouse driver list appears.
9. Click PS/2 TrackPoint in the list.
10. Click OK .
11. Click Close in the "Mouse Properties" window.
12. Double-click Devices in Control Panel . If the' i8042 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Port ' has been disabled , change it back to System . Failure to do this will cause the TrackPoint and keyboard not to function after rebooting.
13. Restart your computer to make the new settings active.

Installing the Infrared Device Driver for Windows NT
You can use infrared (IR) features using Windows NT dial-up networking. The Windows NT infrared device driver provides you IrDA 1.0 compliant functions, enabling infrared communication up to 115 Kbps.
Notice:
If you install the Windows NT Service Pack after installing the IR driver, it is necessary to re-install the IR driver. This IR driver replaces the Microsoft driver serial.sys.

To install the infrared device driver for Windows NT:
1. Start Windows NT, and log on with the user ID authorized as an administrator.

2. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk.
3. Click Start, then Run...
4. Type " C:\DRIVERS\WNT\INFRARED\INSTALL " ; then press Enter or click OK to start the installation. The Windows NT Setup window appears.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
6. Restart the computer.

When the device driver is installed, the infrared port is configured as a COM1 (IRQ4/Base IO address 3F8h) serial device. This is the default setting.

If your IR port is not enabled as COM1, loading the infrared driver will fail.
You know the driver failed to load if you see the Windows NT Event Viewer.

To enable the infrared port for COM1 on your computer, do the following:
1. Run ThinkPad Feature program and enable the IR device as COM1.
2. Shut down and restart the computer.

Changing the Infrared COM Port Number
When you need to use an IR port other than the default value for example, to change to COM2, do the following:
1. Run ThinkPad Feature program and change the IR device COM port number to COM2.
2. Shutdown and restart your computer.

Configuring the Infrared Port for Dial-Up Networking
To use dial-up networking with the infrared port, you need to configure the null-modem setting in the "Windows NT RAS setup" window.

To set up infrared communication for dial-up networking:
1. Double-click the Network icon in the Control Panel.
2. Click the Services tab; then click on Add .
3. If you have not installed Remote Access Service, click Remote Access Service , and click OK .
4. In "Install New Modem Setup," click Dial-Up Networking Serial Cable between 2 PCs , and follow the instructions on the screen.
5. Make sure this serial cable COM port is already assigned for your infrared port.
6. Restart the computer when the RAS setup is completed. You can connect your computer to the RAS server using the infrared port if your RAS server is also configured for using an infrared device.

Installing the ThinkPad Modem Software for Windows NT
To install the ThinkPad Modem software for Windows NT:

1. Start Windows NT. If running Windows NT, logon with privilege.
2. Extract the ACP Modem drivers onto the hard drive.
3. Click Start, then Run... .
4. Specify " SETUP.EXE " with the full path name where you unpacked the driver files and press Enter. Default path is C:\DRIVERS\WIN\MODEM\ .
5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

NOTE:
Non-U.S. users must run the Country Selection program in the ThinkPad Modem window after the ThinkPad Modem installation is complete. Restart the computer after you run Country Selection.
If you want to configure the ThinkPad Modem, see Configuring the ThinkPad Modem for Windows NT

Configuring the ThinkPad Modem for Windows NT
After installing the ThinkPad Modem software, assign a communication port (COM port) for the ThinkPad Modem:
1. In Windows NT, select Programs, ThinkPad, and ThinkPad Configuration.
2. Click Modem .
3. Specify the necessary settings in the window.
4. Click OK .
5. Restart the computer to make the new settings effective.

Next, add ThinkPad Modem in the Control Panel so that you can use communication applications that use the Unimodem facility of Windows NT, such as HyperTerminal or Dial-Up Networking:
1. In Windows NT, click on Start, select Settings; and then select Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Modems icon.
3. Do the following:
If you do not already have a modem installed, you immediately see the "Install New Modem" window. If you already have a modem installed, click Add to open the "Install New Modem" window.
4. Click Next . Windows NT searches for the modem. If successful, Windows NT reports that it has found a modem of type "ThinkPad Data Fax Modem." If Windows NT fails to detect a modem, verify that your communication port was configured. Remember that the changes you make do not take effect until you restart Windows NT.
5. Click Next and follow the instructions on the screen.
You can now use your ThinkPad Modem with all the modem communication applications supported by Windows NT.

Installing the IDE Driver for Windows NT
Install the ThinkPad PIIX4 IDE driver as follows:
1. Start Windows NT 4.0. Logon with administrative privilege.
2. Extract the driver onto the hard drive.
3. Click Start, then Settings and then Control Panel .
4. Double click SCSI Adapters ' in ' Control Panel '. If you find the following drivers from Drivers tab, remove them.
Intel PIIX PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
IDE CD-ROM(Atapi 1.2)/Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
5. Click Add... .
6. Click Have Disk... in Install Driver screen.
7. Specify the directory where the driver files are extracted and click the' OK button.
The default path is C:\DRIVERS\WNT\IDE\ .
8. Select the ' ThinkPad PIIX4 IDE Drive ', and click OK .
9. Restart the computer.


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