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Wacom Bamboo tablet

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    Wacom Bamboo tablet


    I was thinking of getting a Wacom Bamboo tablet for my wife for her presentation work, but I was curious to know if the tablet would be supported by Windows 8 as a touch device? I try searching but can't find detail to know if it's supported.

    Paul

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    Sadly, I don't think it will work. Window 8 tablet is expecting a absolute coordinate device. Bamboo tablet is a relative position. Someone else tried it and have issues:

    viziblr - News - First Look: Windows 8 and Wacom Tablets. It got worse.
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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    I'm using a Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch right now with W8, the touch feature won't work for the reasons paulsiu posted but the pen works just as a finger, when you use it for the first time (affter installing the driver) the mouse cursor will change and there will be an option in the taskbar for an on-screen keyboard.

    I installed the Windows 7 driver from Wacom's site. Installed it in compatibility mode for W7 and it works.

    By the way, Windows 8 CP default drivers don't work for the pen, just for the touch (at least for me).
    Last edited by Petes; 23 Mar 2012 at 20:58. Reason: add details
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    Hannover, Germany
    Posts : 37
    Windows 8 Pro x64 RTM Build 9200


    Just incase anyone else reads this and is put off.... a lot of time has elapsed since then, drivers have come a long way, and the Wacom Bamboo Pen + Touch should now be working.
    I will verify that tomorrow and come back with a full report
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    Posts : 1
    Win 7 Ultimate


    Quote Originally Posted by MisterApathy View Post
    Just incase anyone else reads this and is put off.... a lot of time has elapsed since then, drivers have come a long way, and the Wacom Bamboo Pen + Touch should now be working.
    I will verify that tomorrow and come back with a full report
    Any update on this ? I briefly tried Win8 in a VM and was not impressed. I have a bamboo touch and the prospects of it working with a bamboo touch intrigue me. It might make it worth it to use win8 as long as games are compatible.

    Thanks,

    T-Gunn
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    Hannover, Germany
    Posts : 37
    Windows 8 Pro x64 RTM Build 9200


    Oh yeah actually I can update, seems to work mostly pretty well, multitouch works and the pen works.
    I guess I never used one on Windows 7 so I cant really compare in that regard, but it seems to do everything it should do, and I am sure the drivers will mature over time as well.
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    The Bamboo Pen and Tablet works on Windows 8 but the Windows keyboard doesn't pop up. I check Add Windows features and Tablet PC is not on the list. What should I do?
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    Hannover, Germany
    Posts : 37
    Windows 8 Pro x64 RTM Build 9200


    Im pretty sure when I installed mine it enabled it by default, but you may have the tablet PC services disabled?
    If you press Windows+R to get a run command box, type in services.msc and press enter or click ok, it should show you a list of all of your running/enabled services, check to see what the tablet services are set to?
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    TabletServicePen is on and set to automatic. There are no other services for tablets. Is there supposed to be more?
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    Hannover, Germany
    Posts : 37
    Windows 8 Pro x64 RTM Build 9200


    I would grab this to be sure http://cdn.wacom.com/U/bamboo_setup_web0407final.exe
    This gives you the Windows 7 driver, as well as the software it normally comes with, it may be that the base Windows 8 driver is missing some pieces
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