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Installing Windows NT 4.0 and its device drivers - ThinkPad 390, 1720

This section describes the installation procedures for Windows NT Workstation 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 installation 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
Video Features Diskette for Windows NT
Audio Features Diskette for Windows NT
ThinkPad Modem Driver Diskette for Windows NT
TrackPoint Driver Diskette for Win95/98/NT
Available from Diskette Factory or ThinkPad Customization CD
APM Support Software for Windows NT

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

4. Install Windows NT and the software.

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, read Installing Software for OS/2 Warp.

You can install Windows NT using the internal CD-ROM drive. You can also install Windows NT using 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 Display Driver for Windows NT  

  1. Boot Windows NT 4.0. Logon with the Administrator password.
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk.
  3. Click the Start button.
  4. Move the cursor to the Settings then click the Control Panel .
  5. Double-click the Display icon.
  6. Select the Settings tab.
  7. Click the Display Type... button.
  8. Click the Change... button.
  9. Click the Have Disk... button.
  10. Type C:\DRIVERS\WNT\VIDEO in the source path and then click n the OK button.
  11. Windows NT finds NeoMagic MagicMedia 256AV then click the OK button.
  12. Click the Yes button to confirm that you are installing a third-party driver.
  13. Click the Close button to close the Display Type window.
  14. Click the Close button to close the Display Properties window.
  15. Click the Yes button, and restart the computer to make the driver effective.
  16. Click the OK button, when the Invalid Display Settings message appears.
  17. Display Properties window appears. Select your screen parameter from the color palette, desktop area, and refresh frequency.
  18. Click the Test button, and make sure the selected mode is displayed correctly on the screen.
  19. Click the OK button in the Display Properties window.
If you want to use an external monitor with the computer, go to Using the display driver for an external monitor . If not, go to Installing the audio device driver for Windows NT .

Using the display driver for an external monitor
If you are attaching an external monitor to the computer do the following.
  1. Start Windows NT. When the "OS Loader V4.00" window appears, prompting you to select the operating system, change the screen to CRT-only mode by pressing the Fn+F7 key combination.
  2. Log on to Windows NT with the user ID authorized as an administrator. Windows NT starts on the CRT screen.
  3. Double-click on My Computer , Control Panel , and Display .
  4. In the "Display Properties" window, click on the Settings tab.
  5. Click List All Modes... , and select the resolution, color depth, and refresh frequency.
  6. Click Test and make sure the selected mode is displayed correctly on the screen.
  7. Click OK or Apply to make the change effective.

Hint
If you are using Windows NT, you can create different video mode configuration profiles, such as one for the LCD mode and another one for the External Display mode. For more details about the hardware profile settings, read the Windows NT user's guide.

Installing the Audio Device Driver for Windows NT
To install the audio device driver for Windows NT:  
  1. Start Windows NT 4.0. Logon with the Administrator level access
  2. Extract the Audio Features Package for Windows NT 4.0 onto the hard drive.
  3. Click Start , then Settings, then Control Panel and then Multimedia .
  4. Click the Devices tab.
  5. Click the Add... button.
  6. Select Unlisted or Updated Driver and then click OK .
  7. Type C:\drivers\wnt\audio and click OK .
  8. Select NeoMagic MagicWave 3DX . Then, click OK .
  9. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  10. Shutdown and restart the computer.
Installing the ThinkPad Modem Driver for Windows NT
To install the ThinkPad Modem driver for Windows NT:
  1. Start Windows NT 4.0. Logon with the administrator password.
  2. Extract the Modem Driver Diskette for Windows NT 4.0 onto the hard drive.
  3. Click Start , then Run.. .
  4. Type C:\DRIVERS\WNT\MODEM\SETUP and click OK .
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Configuring the ThinkPad Modem for Windows NT
After installing the ThinkPad Modem software, you can configure the ThinkPad Modem by assigning a communication port (COM port):  
  1. Double-click My Computer, then Control Panel and then Ports . Specify the necessary settings in the window for "LT WinModem".
  2. Click OK .
  3. Restart the computer to make the changes 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. Double-click My Computer, then Control Panel, and then Modems .
2. 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 on the Add button to open the "Install New Modem" window.
3. Click n Next .

Windows NT searches for the modem.
If successful, Windows NT reports that it has found a modem of type "LT WinModem.". 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.
4. Click Next and follow the instructions on the screen.
You should be able to use your ThinkPad Modem with all the modem communication applications supported by Windows NT.

Installing the TrackPoint Driver for Windows NT
To install the TrackPoint driver for Windows NT:
  1. Start Windows NT. Logon with administrative privilege.
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard drive.
  3. Click Start, then Settings and then Control Panel .
  4. Double-click the Mouse icon.
  5. Click the General tab.
  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. Select PS/2 TrackPoint in the list.
  10. Click OK .
  11. Click Close in the "Mouse Properties" window.
  12. Go to 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 PC Card Support Software for Windows NT
To install the PC Card support software for Windows NT:
1. Start Windows NT. Logon with Administrator access.
2. Select File from the "Program Manager" window; then select Run... from the pull-down menu.
3. Insert the "CardWizard Software for Windows NT" into the diskette drive.
4. Type A:\SETUP and press Enter .
Follow the instructions on the screen.

Installing the APM Support Software for Windows NT
To install Advanced Power Management (APM) support for Windows NT:
  1. Start Windows NT 4.0. Logon with Administrator access.
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk.
  3. Click Start, then Run...
  4. Type C:\DRIVERS\WNT\APM\SETUP and click on OK .
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.



 


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