Installing Windows 3.1 and its device drivers - ThinkPad 600E
This document describes the installation procedures for Windows Version 3.11 and its device drivers.
 
Overall Procedure
1. Have the installation packages for DOS and Windows 3.1 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
ThinkPad Configuration programUtility Features for Windows 3.1
Utility Features for DOS
Display driverVideo Features (NM2200) for Windows 3.1
PC Card support softwareCardWizard for Windows 3.1
Audio device driverAudio Features for DOS/Windows 3.1
Infrared device driverInfrared Features Diskette II
ThinkPad Modem driverThinkPad Modem for DOS/Windows 3.1
Note : If you have already formatted your hard drive, you can download the drivers by clicking on the links in the above table.
 
4. Install DOS and its device drivers. See Installing Software for PC-DOS 7.0 or MS-DOS 6.2
 
Note : Do not install CardSoft for DOS.
 
5. Install Windows 3.1 (with Advanced Power Management) and the device drivers.
 
Installing Microsoft Windows Version 3.1
Important - During installation, do the following so that Windows can operate correctly:
When the Windows Setup program asks you to select either Express Setup or Custom Setup, select C for Custom Setup.
Install Windows 3.1 with the default VGA display driver that came with Windows. After you complete the installation of Windows, install the ThinkPad display driver.
 
If you have installed more than 256 MB of memory, check the [386Enh] section of the SYSTEM.INI file and do one of the following:
- If the PageOverCommit line is in the file, make sure its value is 3. (If not, change it to 3.)
- If the PageOverCommit line is not in the file, add PageOverCommit=3
Note : The PageOverCommit value could be 2 or 1.
 
After you change or add the value, shut down Windows 3.1 and power off the computer; then power it on again after 5 seconds.
For more information on the PageOverCommit value see the Windows 3.1 manuals.
 
Do the following to install Windows 3.1:
1. Start the installation as specified in the Windows manual.
2. When the Windows Setup program asks you to select Express Setup or Custom Setup, type C for Custom Setup.
3. Continue installing Windows 3.1 until the following window appears:
Windows Setup===============
Setup has determined that your system includes the following hardware and software components. If your computer or network appears on the Hardware Compatibility List with an asterisk, press F1 for Help.
Computer: MS-DOS System
Display: VGA
Mouse: Microsoft, or IBM PS/2

 
4. Using the Up Arrow key, highlight MS-DOS System and press Enter .
5. Click on MS-DOS System with APM from the list and press E nter . Verify that Computer has changed to MS-DOS System with APM. If the item has not changed, return to step 4.
6. Make sure the Display choice is set to VGA. (Do not change this choice.)
7. When you have completed the installation of Windows, edit the AUTOEXEC.BAT file so that the computer will use the correct mouse driver:
a. At the DOS command prompt (usually C:\>), type E AUTOEXEC.BAT and press Enter .
b. Find the line: C:\WINDOWS\MOUSE.COM /Y
c. Change it to: C:\DOS\MOUSE.COM /Y
d. Find the line that includes SHARE.EXE and delete that line.
e. Save the file and restart the computer.
 
8. After installing Windows, you should check the creation date of the following drivers in the DOS subdirectory, the Windows subdirectory, and the CDROM subdirectory:
 
EMM386.EXE (loaded by CONFIG.SYS)
HIMEM.SYS (loaded by CONFIG.SYS)
SMARTDRV.EXE (loaded by AUTOEXEC.BAT)
MSCDEX.EXE (loaded by AUTOEXEC.BAT)
 
Then use the newest program among the ones for the DOS, Windows, and CDROM directories for each drivers. You can easily use the newer one by changing the subdirectory name in the CONFIG.SYS or AUTOEXEC.BAT. For example, if the ones in DOS were the newest, you would change:
C:\WINDOWS\SMARTDRV.EXE to: C:\DOS\SMARTDRV.EXE
 
If you start Windows from the DOS prompt, do not close the LCD while the program is loading; if you do, the computer will stop running.
 
Installing the ThinkPad Configuration Program for Windows 3.1
If you are going to use Windows, install the ThinkPad Configuration program for DOS first. See Installing the ThinkPad Configuration Program for DOS.
Then do the following to install the ThinkPad Configuration program for Windows 3.1:
1. Start Windows.
2. Click on File from the "Program Manager" window; then click on Run from the pull-down menu.
3. Insert the Utility Diskette for Windows 3.1 into the diskette drive; then type A:\INSTALLW and press Enter .
4. Follow the instructions on the screen. Default choices are already selected in the "Installation Options" window.
 
Installing the Display Driver for Windows 3.1
Do the following to install the display driver for Windows 3.1 so that you can get a correct display setting and better performance:
1. Start DOS; then go to the WINDOWS subdirectory.
2. Type SETUP and press Enter to start the Windows setup program.
3. Using the Up Arrow key, highlight Display and press Enter .
4. Select Other (Requires disk...) from the list.
5. Insert the Video Features Diskette (NM2200) for Windows 3.1 into the diskette drive.
6. Make sure the resource directory is A: and press Enter .
7. Select your desired resolution, color depth, and font from the menu, and press Enter . Verify that Display has changed to your desired resolution type (an example is shown in the following window). If the item has not changed, return to step 3.
Windows Setup===============
Setup has determined that your system includes the following hardware and software components. If your computer or network appears on the Hardware Compatibility List with an asterisk, press F1 for Help.
Computer: MS-DOS System with APM
Display: MagicMedia 256AV 1024Õ768 256 small font
Mouse: Microsoft, or IBM PS/2

 
8. Press Enter to continue the installation.
9. After installation has finished, remove the diskette from the diskette drive.
 
Installing PC Card Support Software for Windows 3.1
If you are going to use a docking station with your computer, you need to uninstall the PC Card support software (CardWizard) first, dock your computer to the docking station, and then reinstall it.
 
To install the PC Card support software for Windows 3.1:
1. Start Windows.
2. Click on File from the "Program Manager" window; then click on Run ... from the pull-down menu.
3. Insert the CardWizard for Windows 3.1 Diskette into the diskette drive.
4. Type A:\SETUP in the "Run" window that appears on the screen.
5. Click on OK . Follow the instructions on the screen.
 
Installing the Audio Device Driver for Windows 3.1
To install the audio device driver for Windows 3.1 do the following:
1. Start Windows 3.1.
2. Click on File from the "Program Manager" window; then click on Run from the pull-down menu.
3. Insert the Audio Features Diskette for DOS/Windows 3.1 into the diskette drive; then type A:\SETUP and press Enter . Follow the instructions on the screen. The MIDI connector is available if the computer is attached to a docking station. The MIDI connector capability is disabled as a default, so you need to enable the function in the ThinkPad Configuration program. You need to install MPU401 Support Software from the Windows 3.1 installation disk. Select and install the Roland MPU401 device driver in the control panel.
 
Installing the Voyetra AudioStation for Windows 3.1
To install the Voyetra AudioStation software, do the following:
1. Start Windows 3.1.
2. Click on File from the "Program Manager" window; then click on Run from the pull-down menu.
3. Insert the Voyetra AudioStation Diskette for Windows 3.1 into the diskette drive; then type A:\SETUP and press Enter . Follow the instructions on the screen.
 
Installing the Infrared Device Driver for Windows 3.1
The infrared device driver supports networking with such software as IBM Internet Connection for Windows, Windows for Workgroups 3.1, or Netware DOS client. This driver is included in the Infrared Features Diskette II and is installed as an NDIS2-compliant network adapter driver or as an ODI-compliant network adapter driver when you install the respective networking software. Refer to the respective networking software publication for installation procedures. The README file on the Infrared Features Diskette II contains additional information.
 
Installing the ThinkPad Modem Software for Windows 3.1
The ThinkPad modem function is supported by a digital signal processor (DSP) called the IBM Advanced Communications Processor. You must install ThinkPad Modem software to set up the Advanced Communications Processor.
 
Attention: Before you install the ThinkPad Modem software, close all open applications. If you are going to reinstall the ThinkPad Modem software, you need to uninstall it first; then install it according to the following instructions.
 
To install the ThinkPad Modem software for Windows 3.1:
1. Start Windows.
2. Select File from the Program Manager window; then select Run from the pull-down menu.
3. Insert the ThinkPad Modem for DOS/Windows 3.1 Diskette into the diskette drive; then type A:\SETUP and press Enter .
4. Follow the instructions on the screen. Default choices are already highlighted in the choice windows.
5. After the installation is complete, remove any diskette from the diskette drive and restart the computer.


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