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Solved Windows 8 on Series 7 Slate - Touch Issues

PestilentLemon

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Hello,

I upgraded just yesterday to Windows 8 from Windows 7 (I'm still banging my head against a wall for doing so...). Windows 7 seemed to run flawlessly on my Series 7 Slate, and I figured with the design of Windows 8 it couldn't really hurt.

I'm having major issues, specifically with what I think is all being caused by pen input. I use my tablet for a lot of writing, using OneNote. However, it appears to me that my pen is not being recognized as such, but rather just a mouse. For example, in the "Tablet PC" Control Panel tab, when I click "Setup" and try to use pen input it doesn't work, but if I select touch input then it does. I tried installing the pen driver manually with no success. How can I get this working? I'd really like to give Windows 8 a full try, but this is getting very frustrating.

Thank you in advance.

EDIT: Solved! I stumbled across this page in my search: SAMSUNG PC Windows 8 Upgrade

It contains only basic information, but the software upgrade tool was what I needed. I could see that the Wacom digitizer driver was in fact installed but not functioning properly, so I uninstalled the necessary software via the Control Panel and reinstalled using the upgrade tool. All seems well now.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7/8

cluberti

Cat herder
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Also note that the BIOS is now at firmware 12, so upgrading to the latest BIOS for Win8 is also recommended.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4790K @ 4.5GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Maximus Hero VII
    Memory
    32GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX970
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Hard Drives
    1x Samsung 250GB SSD
    4x WD RE 2TB (RAIDZ)
    PSU
    Corsair AX760i
    Case
    Fractal Design Define R4
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15

Coke Robot

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Hello there!

http://www.samsung.com/global/windo...Series_7_Slate_Windows_8_Consumer_Preview.pdf

This is a .pdf file from Samsung that explains how to get Windows 8 (Consumer Preview) running with the Series 7. I bet the most relevant part of it is this:

-Update system firmware 
-Configure system firmware for UEFI Boot 
-Install Windows 8 Customer Preview (Windows 8, but I would imagine UEFI Boot is already enabled on yours)
-Install updates/drivers from Windows Update 
-Install intel Chipset Drivers from Samsung.com 
-Install intel HECI(ME) Driver from Samsung.com 
-Install updated STMicro rotation sensor driver from Samsung.com 
-Download and run Touch firmware configuration update to
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    AMD FX 8320
    Motherboard
    Crosshair V Formula-Z
    Memory
    16 gig DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS R9 270
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Seagate Barracuda (starting to hate Seagate)
    x2 3 TB Toshibas
    Windows 8.1 is installed on a SanDisk Ultra Plus 256 GB
    PSU
    OCZ 500 watt
    Case
    A current work in progres as I'll be building the physical case myself. It shall be fantastic.
    Cooling
    Arctic Cooler with 3 heatpipes
    Keyboard
    Logitech K750 wireless solar powered keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Touch Mouse
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, but I might go back on KIS 2014

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