Hi robla64,Welcome to the forum!
Congratulations on getting the R60 and R61 machines! Free ThinkPads are always good and it’s nice that they found a new home in your high school.
Ok, so I just came back from the Lenovo support page listed below:http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/
You are going to need what’s called your machine type. It’s a series of numbers in this format YYYY-XXX, which is located on a sticker on the bottom of the R60/61 next to the serial number. The number tells the support site what machine you have. On the support page, towards the center, near the top, you can put in the machine type and the support site will bring up what components your machine has. Below that there is a column heading called “Drivers & Software”. You can click Driver Matrices and drill down to pick you model, then pick and choose what drivers you need. Which to me is a slight pain. If you click on ThinkVantage Software under Drivers and software, you are brought to a listing of programs that will do some different things on your machines. After you click on ThinkVantage, you should see a listing for something called “System Update”. So if you download that (you can choose either WinXP/Vista or Win7) and install it, it will run all the system update drivers that you machine needs. While your at it, you can also download the Power Manager to run your battery system. You can download Access Communication to run your wireless but some people like to have Windows control the wireless aspect. I use Access Communication but that’s me.
Let me know how you make out and this forum has a wealth of information with friendly people, so if you run into issues, ask away.
Edit: RBS sorry I was typing up a response while you posted. I did not see your post until after I posted.
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