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eGalax touch screen- Windows 8 thinks it's a mouse

  1. #41


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    Dual Boot 7 and 8


    It is the 14" resistive model. Actually when I rebooted then it wouldn't even go to the desktop :/

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  2. #42


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    Actually it does boot up but it doesnt recognize it.
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  3. #43


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    Windows 8 Release Preview


    Hi, I also encountered the touch screen problem.
    My device is a 4-wire single-touch screen. My system is Win8Beta, and I eagerly want to make my touch screen acts like a touch. I contacted the EETI fellows and got the reply that my device is not HID-compatible so there is no touch for system, just a pure mouse pointer. Also I had posted a thread on MSDN forum to ask whether there could be a way to 'cheat' the system that I'm using a HID-touch device. But the moderator there only asked me to buy a new hardware.
    Today I found a site: ULTRA MOBILE PC TIPS: Finally! HID Support for all Q1s with Vista Installed!
    In this site, there is a link to download the beta-x86 driver. Since I'm using x64 system, I cannot install it. You can have a try.
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  4. #44


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    Dual Boot 7 and 8


    I installed it but when I tried to run tabcal it said there was no device to calibrate.
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  5. #45


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    Windows 8 Release Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by Doolster View Post
    I installed it but when I tried to run tabcal it said there was no device to calibrate.

    I just installed a new WinCP 32bit in VHD. Installed the usbmini driver, after calibrating the touch screen, it works perfect!
    Actually you didn't need to run tabcal, just at the start screen, type 'calibrate' and choose the setting tab, there you can see the calibrate tool for touch scrren.
    I really looking forward to a x64 version of this usbmini.sys file! Hope someone can give the source code also
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  6. #46


    Posts : 7
    Win7 Ulti, Win8 CP


    Greetings one and all, google led me here and I have basically the same issue; here is my issue and my progress thus far:

    I have a 10'' resistive model from eGalax (I think... their drivers work but I bought it from dealextreme and they didn't include drivers, instructions etc and the is nothing on it saying who made it)



    I'm using it in conjunction with most of the parts of my old Eee 1005P netbook, basically gutted it, removed the keyboard and monitor, put the touch panel on the monitor and laid the monitor flat on the rest of the netbook (if I get the drivers to work I'll re-build it into a tablet).

    Anyway, here are my experiences with it thus far in Win8 CP: with no drivers at all installed it actually works, but it's basically mirrored horizontally (it's installed the correct orientation with really strong double-sized tape) and slightly off vertically it does register as a proper touch input though thus the keyboard appears when I manage to hit an input field etc, but since it's backwards and a bit off it's unusable. Calibration doesn't help, tried it a bunch of times and I've tried doing it spot on and trying to compensate, but no matter how I do it it's basically 1:1 bottom left corner, and gets more out of whack the further from where I go, top right the touch indicator is about 2cm right of where i touch and half a cm bellow.

    With the eGalax drivers direct from their site it works also (sometimes, need to install and uninstall a couple of times before it actually works for some odd reason) but as said it's treated as a mouse, there are different "modes" in the software, but they all seem to make it into a mouse with different properties regulating how long pushes etc are treated etc, the calibration is excellent though especially with 25point, everything is spot on, but you loose all touch features of Win8.

    Those HID drivers (those and a ton of others seem like OEM modified/rebranded eGalax drivers) don't work for me, I get a yellow ! on "PS/2 Mouse" with the message "re-install drivers", my controller is USB. (Tried re-installing them automatically, manually etc, no go)

    I'm 64bit though.

    I see 3 possible ways to progress from here:

    1: Find some way to correct 8's calibration. (for me anyway, not sure if others in here get it to work sans-drivers).

    2: Official eGalax drivers that have "native touch mode". (they seem somewhat hesitant to upgrade their older gear and want you to buy new it seems) third party modified driver might be a more realistic option (OEM or modified by someone with the same issue and enough skills to fix the drivers)

    3: OEM HID drivers that work with USB controllers.

    Really hope we find a fix for this, would be really neat to have a Win8 tablet I only paid $60 for.
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  7. #47


    Posts : 29
    Dual Boot 7 and 8


    Quote Originally Posted by DOSSTONED View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Doolster View Post
    I installed it but when I tried to run tabcal it said there was no device to calibrate.

    I just installed a new WinCP 32bit in VHD. Installed the usbmini driver, after calibrating the touch screen, it works perfect!
    Actually you didn't need to run tabcal, just at the start screen, type 'calibrate' and choose the setting tab, there you can see the calibrate tool for touch scrren.
    I really looking forward to a x64 version of this usbmini.sys file! Hope someone can give the source code also
    But in Device Manager, after installing usbmini, it still says it's a mouse and not a HID device.
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  8. #48


    Posts : 29
    Dual Boot 7 and 8


    So it wont let me calibrate it.
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  9. #49


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 CP


    Ok been playing. The drivers I mentioned earlier are for 32 bits systems. However 64 bit are not singed correctly. I've self-singed them and installed them first. Then ran the set up and rebooted and hey presto working under 64 bit complete with correct calibration unlike the built in system. My screen uses egalax touch panel. It is do-able but a lot off faffing.
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  10. #50


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    Dual Boot 7 and 8


    Mine is 32-bit
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