Windows® XP drivers in Lenovo® ThinkPad® X201
Tips for installing Windows XP drivers in Lenovo ThinkPad X201
Lenovo ThinkPad X201 was launched with long battery life, faster performance and light weight. It is embedded with the latest Intel Core processor and also contains an optional touch pad to enhance its performance. Lenovo ThinkPad X201 is highly durable and attractive in design. It provides advanced security features like spill-proof keyboard. It consists of various built-in devices like Bluetooth antenna, SIM card reader, Wireless LAN antenna etc. The touch pad in Lenovo ThinkPad X201 has excellent response time. The keys on the keyboard are so designed to provide convenient access to users. It is pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows XP operating system. The Windows XP drivers can be installed in your ThinkPad X201 either by downloading from official websites or by using the driver installation disc.
The following are the guidelines to install Windows XP drivers in Lenovo ThinkPad X201 and the things to keep in mind while doing so:
- Check components and their corresponding drivers
- Check the version of driver
- Check driver compatibility
Check components and their corresponding drivers
The first and foremost thing that you must check before installing a driver are the components. Lenovo ThinkPad X201 consists of various components associated with it. Make sure that all the components residing in the system are properly installed. After checking the components you must note down the components which does not have drivers. Then you need to install the drivers that are compatible with the components.
Check the version of driver
There might be cases in which you would find that after installing the compatible driver for the particular component, the device is not working properly this might be due to the problem in driver version. The driver version for the particular driver could be found in the Device Manager. Corresponding version of drivers could be downloaded from the manufacturer's website.
Problem with driver compatibility might arise when we upgrade or reinstall the operating system. So, after doing any change in the operating system, you are supposed to check the driver compatibility. If the driver is not compatible with the device then the device would fail to recognize the driver which leads to the generation of error codes and other related issues.