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I downloaded the driver but it doesn't recognize

\015 I downloaded the driver from the IBM website but it doesn't recognize the device once it's installed. I still get the yellow question mark in Device manager.\015

Answers :

When you download the Tinkpad device drivers, they need to be the XP or Vista versions that match the Windows that is installed on your laptop.
When you run the driver programs they will be unzipped/expanded to the hard drive in a folder c:\\drivers. Then you need to open the various folders and run the setup programs to install the various drivers.
NOTE - The Thinkpad laptops are installed with various different manufacturers devices (eg. there are a few different wireless model LANs). Therefore your laptop may have different hardware devices to another Thinkpad even if they are the same model. If one version driver doesn't work you need to install a different one. It is a bit of trial and error to find the right one.
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