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miamimd1
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Lenovo Thinkpad R400 7440-WGG Drivers on Website?

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.

Maliha
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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad R400 7440-WGG Drivers on Website?

Hi miamimd1,


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:-


[Extracting file]

  1. Make sure to be logged on with administrative privileges on the target computer.
  2. Locate the folder where the file was downloaded.
  3. Locate the file that was downloaded and double-click it.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  5. In the Select Destination Location window, click Next. If you would like to select a different folder, click Browse.
  6. In the Ready to Install window, click Install. All the necessary files will be extracted to the folder selected in Extracting File Step 5.

[Installing files]

  1. Make sure the checkbox next to Install ..... now is checked and clickFinish.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete installation and restart the computer.

 

 

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Maliha (I don't work for lenovo)
ThinkPads:- T400[Win 7], T60[Win 7], IBM 240[Win XP]

IdeaPad: U350

Apple:- Macbook Air [Snow Leopard]
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prat1kk
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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad R400 7440-WGG Drivers on Website?

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  !!!!

bananaman
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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad R400 7440-WGG Drivers on Website?

Hi prat1kk!

 

The official drivers for the R400 are here:

 

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-70439

 

Beware of third-party parasite driver sites, they may be unsafe.

 

Hope this helps!

 

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prat1kk
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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad R400 7440-WGG Drivers on Website?

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prat1kk
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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad R400 7440-WGG Drivers on Website?

btw...shud i dload s/w for 32 bit or 64 bit ??
bananaman
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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad R400 7440-WGG Drivers on Website?

32-bit. There's no support for 64-bit XP. Tell us how it goes!
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