11-04-2009 07:18 AM
Hello everyone, just recently acquired a brand new Thinkpad and of course to my dismay it had Vista. I proceeded to install XP after making some SATA settings changes in the bios everything went pretty smoothly. I however have a problem with the drivers, it appears this newer 7440-WGG has different hardware than the rest of the thinkpads. A quarter to perhaps a third of the drivers don't work with this newer machine. The AUDIO driver on the website, Conexant.... will not work nor will the MODEM driver. Furthermore i have an Unknown PCI device, Unknown device as well an unknown SM BUS controller in device manager. I have attempted to install all chipset drivers as well as the above mentioned devices but most will not work. Can someone please provide a link to the AUDIO and Modem drivers for this machine. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
11-04-2009 03:56 PM
Most lenovo drivers require Windows XP at SP2 point to be present so first make sure you have it. Second, installing lenovo drivers can get tricky sometimes. For any driver, simply downloading and running the setup does not install it. installing lenovo drivers is a two step process namely extraction of the file to a location the first setup file chooses [by default typically C:\Drivers\..] and secondly going to that location and running the actual driver's setup.
The instructions are given on all pages for lenovo drivers:-
Maliha (I don't work for lenovo)
ThinkPads:- T400[Win 7], T60[Win 7], IBM 240[Win XP]
IdeaPad: U350Apple:- Macbook Air [Snow Leopard]
12-23-2011 08:32 AM
I recently got a LEnovo Thinkpad 7440 Type b79 from a friend..
the problem is i did not get any driver or motherboard CD with it...so can u plz gie the online link for all the drivers..
ITs because i want to remove Vista and install Xp in it !!!!
12-23-2011 09:45 AM
The official drivers for the R400 are here:
Beware of third-party parasite driver sites, they may be unsafe.
Hope this helps!