here is the driver and downloads page..
its not so daunting..
start here: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site. ... LENOVO#rdt
i would just install XP..
it should have most drivers needed and if not i'll bet you have alternate internet connectivity so you can download the needed drivers and utilities and load them..
i have no suggestion for a carry case..
most thinkpad users like the waterfield sleeve..
, kept by parrots
Sysop - forum.thinkpads.com
*She was not what you would call refined
,She was not what you would call unrefined,She was the type of person who kept a parrot.