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I have a T30 IBM ThinkPad with a little bit of a problem

2010-03-10, 2:11 AM

I having a little bit of a problem with my computer it says, "High Rate Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Adapter with Modem II is not compatible with this version of Windows. (Windows 7 btw) Because this device isn't compatible with this version of Windows, and there are no solutions available for this problem, we recommend that you find another device." The problem is....I can't find one! Please help....any questions? Just post them.

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11-28-2007

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Re: I have a T30 IBM ThinkPad with a little bit of a problem

2010-03-11, 14:51 PM

Wow...

The only thing you could try is to replace that card with the Cisco 11b card that also came in that system.

Needless to say this card is long past being sold/manufactured. Look for PN 91P8505

 

Otherwise, you can try an old PCMCIA/Cardbus card and that may have support.

 

Just so you know, that system is not listed as being Win7 compatible.

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I'm having a bit of a problem with windows 7 on my IBM T30

2010-03-12, 16:45 PM

The wireless driver doesn't work or something, but i've confirmed that isn't Win7 supported. So my problem is I would like to uninstall windows 7 to revert back to windows xp, or write over windows 7 with xp. I've already looked on microsoft for support and it's pretty confusing so if anyone could give me clear directions on how to do one of these things ^^^. Thanks Guys.

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09-20-2008

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Re: I have a T30 IBM ThinkPad with a little bit of a problem

2010-03-12, 17:12 PM

You might try finding Vista drivers for it. I've found things that claim won't work in Win7 will work if you use the Vista drivers.

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Re: I'm having a bit of a problem with windows 7 on my IBM T30

2010-03-13, 1:33 AM

You can throw an Intel 2200BG in that T30 and it will work just fine under any OS.


However, your graphic card is not supported by W7 and there's no way about it.


The only way to revert to XP is to format the drive and do a fresh install.


Hope this helps.

Cheers,

George




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03-18-2010

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Re: I'm having a bit of a problem with windows 7 on my IBM T30

2010-03-18, 4:04 AM

Actually Windows 7 works surprisingly well on a t30 if you have enough memory (I have 2GB in mine - and yes T30 works with 2GB - but 1GB is probably OK).

 

For wireless, the Intel card is pretty bad, it had bugs Intel never fixed, but I think it should install under Windows 7 but you may have to track down a driver.  I got a wireless G card off of ebay that works fine:     http://item.ebay.com/350321299201

 

For graphics, the ATI Radeon Mobility 7500 in the T30 ( and T40 also) is officially unsupported by Windows 7, and when you install Windows 7 you will get VGA drivers by default, and the graphics performance will be quite bad, and nothing that requires DirectX will work.  Fortunately,  there is a modded version of the ATI driver that (unofficially) works quite well.  The following link has a link to download the driver and installation instructions.  Don't use the normal setup, you don't want to install Catalyst Control Center, you just want to force a driver install.  It's a slightly tricky install but it works fine once you have it installed.

 

-Kevin

 

Here is the link and the relevant content you will find there:

 

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/1713-ati-mobility-radeon-7500-a-8.html

 

Here are the steps:

Download this driver: http://tinyurl.com/radeon7500 (modded Catalyst 6.2) and extract it to C:\. Go to Device Manager, then Update Driver on the VGA adapter -> Browse ... -> Let me pick ... -> Have disk ... -> Browse ... and open CX_30152.inf in 2KXP_INF folder of the extracted driver. Press Next, allow the driver to be installed and reboot.

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