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Windows Vista Installation Instructions - ThinkPad T400, T500 and W500

Symptoms

Windows Vista Installation Instructions for Thinkpad T400/T500/W500 series

Affected configurations

The following ThinkPad systems running Microsoft Windows Vista may be affected by this symptom:

  • ThinkPad T400
  • ThinkPad T500
  • ThinkPad W500
Installation of Windows Vista on Thinkpad T400, T500 and W500
  1. The Vista install disk must have SP1 slipstreamed prior to installation. The switchable graphics adapters on some Thinkpads require Vista SP1 for proper function

  2. Install Windows Vista. The document assumes a 32 bit version install. The 64 bit version of Vista requires different drivers and the folder names and executables may vary. Check the individual driver folder for readme files.

  3. Download and have available all the required device drivers, software utilities, ThinkPad applications and required Windows Vista QFE's and hotfixes. These Microsoft patches are absolutely essential to the proper functioning of the operating system and the ThinkPad computer system. A detailed list of these patches is listed later in this document. Once the individual software downloads have been extracted, all will be located in the C:\drivers folder. This entire folder can be copied to the local drive or network share or DVD for ease of driver install. For an easier install of drivers and such, the contents of the C:\SWTOOLS folder from a Windows Vista Lenovo preload can be made available. The SWTOOLS folder consists of three different folders, one for device drivers, one for applications and one for Microsoft patches. For the most current version of the device drivers and utilities, the device driver matrix is strongly suggested. The SWTOOLS folder is important because the APPS folder contains the install files for various applications. These install files are NOT available as a download from the Lenovo driver matrix webpages. Lenovo will post updates to these applications, but the initial install requires the source media. The C:\SWTOOLS\APPS folder is the location of the source media.
Installation of individual drivers from Lenovo Device Driver matrix support web pages

After the installation of Windows Vista, the Intel Matrix Storage Manager driver should be installed, this driver commonly known as the SATA driver will allow for faster drive access for the remainder of the device driver install. There are some drivers that require pre-requisites to be installed prior to the actual device driver install, Video driver and Access Connections are the two notable ones.

Please check the machine specifications carefully, as all drivers are not required by all machines. Lenovo offers a wide range of custom hardware configurations, and thus some drivers should not be installed as the relevant hardware devices is not present.

  1. To install the IMSM driver run the INSTALL.CMD file from the \DRIVERS\IMSM\PREPARE folder. The Add new hardware wizard may run, if necessary, point the install wizard to the IMSM folder for additional files, and reboot when requested.
  2. The Lenovo System Interface Driver should be installed next. This driver is required for the proper function of Windows Vista specific device drivers, and is located in the \DRIVERS\WIN\SMIIF folder.
  3. The Intel Chipset drivers should be installed next, run the INFINST_AUTOL.EXE from the \INTELINF folder and reboot when requested.
  4. To install the AMT component, there are two separate installs required. The management engine and the SOL component. To install the management engine component, run SETUP.EXE from the \DRIVERS\AMT\MEI folder and then run SETUP.EXE from the \DRIVERS\AMT\SOL folder. This folder may not be present on some preloads, as there are some Lenovo ThinkPad's that do not have an AMT component. Verify in Bios under Config section that the ThinkPad has AMT technology. If AMT is not listed in bios, the two drivers installs are not required.

    ACPI power driver\drivers\win\ibmpm\setup.exe
    Easy Eject\drivers\w2k\ezeject\setup.exe
    HotKey\drivers\win\hotkey\setup.exe
    Access Connections\drivers\vista\conwiz\setup.exe
    Fingerprint Reader (FPR)\drivers\fpsa\setup32.exe
    Trusted Platform Module (TPM)Not required as driver is native to Vista
    BlueTooth

    \drivers\tpbtooth\setup.exe

    Active Protection System (APS)\drivers\hprotect\setup.exe
    Turbo memory\drivers\turbomem\setup.exe
    4-in-1 Card Reader\drivers\win\4n1\setup.exe
    SmartCard Reader\swtools\screader\
    This install use an INF installation method, so locate the Smart card reader or Integrated smart card reader item in Device manager and update the driver via that method.
    Intel Ethernet NIC\drivers\vista\ethernet\apps\prosetdx\vista32\dxsetup.exe
    Audio\drivers\audio\setup.exe
    Integrated Camera\drivers\camera\setup.exe
    GPS\drivers\gps\setup_x86.exe
    TrackPoint / UltraNav\drivers\unav.v32\setup.exe
    Power Manager\drivers\vista\pwrmgrv\setup.exe
    Wireless USB\drivers\tpwusb\setup.exe
    Modem\drivers\modemOM\setup.exe
    Video ATI\drivers\win\video\setup.exe
    Video Intel\drivers\win\video\setup.exe
    Monitor\drivers\monitor\tplcd.inf
    Install this device via device manager, update driver

Note: Care must be used when having source code for both kinds of ThinkPad video drivers, as both drivers extract to the same folder structure.

For switchable graphic machines, boot into BIOS via F1, select config -> display and set the following parameters:

Default Primary Video Device [Internal]
Boot display device [ThinkPad LCD] *
Graphics Device [Switchable Graphics] **
OS detection for switchable [Enable]

ThinkPad Power Manager is required for switchable graphics to function, as Power Manager is the too by which the graphic subsystem can be manipulated.

* Lenovo has several different versions of the Wireless Ethernet card and each card has its own install methodology. For best results, the Power Manager Driver, Hot Key utility, need to be installed prior to the specific card. After the card is installed, then Access Connections can be installed
** Specific install instructions for each of the wireless cards is listed later in this document.

Additional Lenovo Provided Applications and Utilities

All of these applications are located in the \swtools\apps folder or \drivers folder The applications from the \swtools should be updated with current versions from the Lenovo device driver matrix pages.

Access Help\alhp\us\setup.exe
HelpCenter\alrn\setup.exe
Message Center\amsg\setup.exe
WinDVD\dvdplay\setup.exe
Roxio Business Edition\cbed\silentsetup.cmd
silent install for DVD recording app
PC-Doctor for Windows\pcdrwin\setup.exe
Productivity center\prdctr\setup.exe
Supplement to Productivity Center\prdctrsp\setup.exe
Presntation Director\drivers\pdirect\setup.exe
Mobility Center\drivers\vista32\mblctr\setup.exe

 

Optional Lenovo Provided Applications

Adove 8.12 reader\adove\adberd812\us\setup.exe
Rescue & Recovery\tvtrnr42.exe
Skype\skypedl\skypedl.cmd
Sun Java\sun_jre\setup.exe
Windows Live toolbar\wltoolbar\wltoolbar.exe

 

Wireless Card Installation
a) Installation of the following wireless cards
  • Intel WiFi Link 5100 and 5300
  • Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG and 4965AGN
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 3945bg Mini PCI and 3945abg Mini PCI

 

Note: If you use Access Connections, the following must be installed.

  • Access Connections version 5.1 or higher
  • Lenovo System Interface Driver for Windows Vista version 1.00.0702 or higher
  • Power Management Driver for Windows Vista/Vista/2000/ME/98 SE version 1.51 or higher
  • Hotkey Features for Windows 98/98 SE/Me/NT 4.0/2000/Vista version 1.24.0603 or higher or Hotkey Features for Windows Vista/Vista/2000 version 2.09.2002 or higher (Note: Refer to each Hotkey package for which version to use. )

 

Note: Before installing this software, you should install Windows Vista fix module KB932063. The detail information and how to obtain the KB932063 module is located in the following Microsoft's site. To verify if the KB932063 module is installed properly:

  1. Click Start, then click Control Panel.
  2. Find Programs and Features and click. If this option does not exist on the window, choose Classic View to find it.
  3. On Tasks pane, click on View installed updates.
  4. Verify that KB932063 is included in the list of installed updates.

 

Installation:

  1. Start Windows Vista and logon with administrative privileges.
  2. Double-click the driver package to extract it to your hard drive.
  3. Click Start, select All Programs, select Accessories, then click Run...
  4. Specify C:\DRIVERS\WIN\WLANINT\Autorun.EXE and click OK.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  6. Restart the computer.

 

Note: You may need to re-enter security information after updating the Wireless LAN driver.

 

b) Installation for the following wireless card:

  • ThinkPad 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini PCI EVistaress Adapter
  • ThinkPad 11b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini PCI EVistaress Adapter

 

Note: If you use ThinkVantage Access Connections, the following software must be installed.

Note: You may need to re-enter security information after updating the Wireless LAN driver.

  1. Start Windows Vista and logon with administrative privileges.
  2. Double-click the driver package to extract it to your hard drive. The default location is C:\DRIVERS\Vista\WLLANATH.
  3. Click Start, select All Programs, select Accessories, then click Run...
  4. Specify SETUP.EXE with the full path name where you extracted the package in the step 2, and click OK. Example: C:\DRIVERS\Vista\WLLANATH\SETUP.EXE
  5. Follow the instructions to complete the driver install



c) Installation for the following wireless card:

  • Ericsson F3507g Mobile Broadband Minicard

 

Notes: The following software must be updated when you install this package.

  1. Start Windows and logon with administrative privileges.
  2. Extract this package to the hard drive. The default location is C:\DRIVERS\WIN\WWANER
  3. For Windows Vista, click Start, select All Programs, select Accessories, then click Run... For Windows Vista, click Start, then click Run...
  4. Specify setup32.exe (for Windows Vista / Vista 32-bit) or setup64.exe (for Windows Vista 64-bit) with the full path name of the location where you extracted the package and click OK. EXAMPLE:
    • C:\DRIVERS\WIN\WWANER\setup32.exe
    • C:\DRIVERS\WIN\WWANER\setup64.exe
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  6. Restart the computer.

d) Installation for the following wireless card:

  1. Start Windows and logon with administrative privileges.
  2. Extract this package to the hard drive. The default location is C:\DRIVERS\WIN\WWANQL
  3. For Windows Vista, click Start, select All Programs, select Accessories, then click Run... For Windows Vista, click Start, then click Run...
  4. Specify Setup.exe with the full path name of the driver location where you extracted the package and click OK. Example: C:\DRIVERS\WIN\WWANQL\Driver\Setup.exe Specify Setup.exe with the full path name of the firmware location where you extracted the package and click OK. Example:
    • C:\DRIVERS\WIN\WWANQL\Firmware\Setup.exe
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  6. Restart the computer.
Microsoft Hotfix and QFE

 

osfg03ww.exe Registry patch to enable DIPM on SATA hard drives. Double-click DipmOn.reg to start the installation
osfi02ww.exe Registry patch to change IDLE IRP timing by Fingerprint reader driver. Double-click FPIRPOn.reg to start the installation
osfl03ww.exe Registry patch to improve USB device detection on resume from sleep. Specify usbfhcr.exe
osfh02ww.exe Registry patch enabling Power Management in S3 State of USB port. Double-click USBPMon.reg to start the installation
osfj06ww.exe Enabling Wake on LAN from Standby for ENERGY STAR Version 4.0
[Windows Vista] Right-click on Command Prompt, then select Open as Administrator.
[Windows XP] Open Command Prompt. Move to the folder that you extracted the package in step 2. Type the following and press the Enter key. cscript CTRLWOL.vbs ENABLE and press Enter.

Additional QFE's

osv012ww.exeKB929637

QFE # 929637 Error message during Windows Vista startup if the Nero InCD program is installed and if the "Special pool" feature is enabled in the Driver Verifier utility: "Stop 00000050".

QFE # 933272 The system time lags when you restart a Windows Vista-based computer that supports High Precision Event Timer.

QFE # 936686 Icons are missing from Control Panel, or you cannot start Control Panel, the Welcome Center, or games in Windows Vista.

osv018ww.exeKB932045QFE # 932045 Wireless can not download files property in Vista.
osv014ww.exeKB932063QFE # 932063 Fix for Several problems occur on a Windows Vista-based computer when you work in a wireless network environment.
osv009ww.exeKB937500QFE # 937500 A Windows Vista-based computer that uses a PCI-E graphics device may stop responding when you wake the computer from sleep.
osv015ww.exeKB94113QFE # 941137 When installing the KB937500 (OSV009WW) module from Lenovo Web Site, Keyboard layout is changed to 101 key from 106 key.
osv025ww.exeKB942567QFE # 942567 Windows Vista Feature Pack for Wireless - WW
osv021ww.exeKB944543QFE # 944543 Copy protection signal of Macrovision is enabled unexpectedly after some operation only on Windows Vista OS.
osv017ww.exeKB945577QFE # 945577 Bluescreen occurs intermittenlty if we keep the system in suspend mode for a long time (around 30mins) and then resume.
osv020ww.exeKB948278QFE # 948278 Yellow mark on Ericsson F3507g (WDM) after sus/res