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w2k t500

#1 Post by 789 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:49 pm

Has anyone installed NT 5 on Thinkpad T500 ?
Is there a w2k driver for "Intel Mobile 4 Series Integrated Graphics" ?

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Re: w2k t500

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Re: w2k t500

#3 Post by brchan » Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:36 pm

There are no 2k drivers for T500 models. XP is the earliest that would work properly. Even if you got the 2k OS to install, it would perform very poorly.

May I ask why you want to install such an old OS on a T500? It would be much more feasible to install it as a VM on W7 or linux. The last systems to have 2k support was the T43/R52 series.
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Re: w2k t500

#4 Post by 789 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:58 pm

I only started using/installing XP a year ago; after the screen on my hard worked laptop woke up cracked in the middle one morning (for no particular reason, in my opinion)
paid for 6 XP coa stickers over the years, to use NT 5 and Slackware

I did install NT 5 on t500; it does operate, but no driver for video; obviously it is not the OS, it is the purposeful lack of drivers; so I was just wondering if someone knew of a work around

D.O.S. can be installed on T500, but other than WordPerfect what else can be done with DOS.....

I would not allow XP (or even NT 5) to go online; use it only for text processing purposes

w2k is ok on z60m

NT 3.51 was the best Microsoft ever had; that is why they did not market it and spent 7 years to turn the code into bloatware/spyware

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Re: w2k t500

#5 Post by danikayser84 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:26 pm

brchan wrote:There are no 2k drivers for T500 models. XP is the earliest that would work properly. Even if you got the 2k OS to install, it would perform very poorly.

May I ask why you want to install such an old OS on a T500? It would be much more feasible to install it as a VM on W7 or linux. The last systems to have 2k support was the T43/R52 series.
Actually, there do exist drivers for Windows 2000 on the T/R/X/Z60 and T/R/X/Z61 as well (I run 2000 on my Z60m pretty well, even with WPA2 working), at least according to the "Drivers" link at the top of the page... I suppose even that late in the game some businesses/schools/individuals still used Windows 2000

I even once got 98SE working on a T43, but obviously it's unsupported (98SE/ME was dropped after the T42/R51 generation) but I found working drivers elsewhere for chipset/video/etc. ;)
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