Re: Touch screen add on kit with vista.
From the MagicTouch web site:
Installing the Magictouch on Windows Vista
Note: If you've already attempted to install using a Magictouch driver, run
again and choose your controller and choose 'uninstall' before continuing
1. Plug the Magictouch controller into a port on your computer.
- If your controller is a USB model, then Windows will detect it
USB devices can be plugged in either while machine is shutdown or while it
- If your controller is a serial ProE model, then plug in the device while
computer is shutdown. Windows will detect the controller automatically upon
2. Windows will install the driver quickly and without input from you. (You
might see a
bubble on the taskbar telling you the controller is detected and that the
install is complete)
3. After the driver is installed, the touch screen should react to your
accurately yet. You might also see a scratchpad gadget appear in the Windows
and a faded image of a mouse should appear near your mouse cursor. There are
utilities available as well, refer to your Vista documentation for further
Calibrating the Magictouch on Windows Vista
Windows has a built-in calibration program for touch screens, but
cannot run it directly out of the Control Panel. To calibrate the screen,
1. Go to Start -> All Programs -> Accessories and click on 'Windows
2. In the left window panel, scroll down and click on 'Computer.' Folders
should appear in the right window panel.
3. In the right panel, scroll down and double-click on 'Windows.'
4. In the right panel, scroll down and double-click on 'System32.'
5. In the right panel, scroll way down and right-click on 'tabcal.' (might
6. From right-click menu, select 'Create Shortcut.'
7. Windows will display a message saying that a shortcut cannot be placed
and will ask whether Windows can place the shortcut on the desktop. Select
8. Close 'Windows Explorer.'
9. On your desktop, locate tabcal.exe and right-click on it.
10. On the right-click menu, select 'Properties.'
11. In the Properties window, there will be a property called 'Target' with
a box after
it with the words "C:\Windows\System32\tabcal.exe" written in it.
12. Click in the box and put your cursor at the end of the text (after
sure that the words are not highlighted.
13. Push the space bar on your keyboard once to put a space after
14. After the space, type NoValidate. Make sure that the 'N' and the 'V' are
capitalized, and that there is no space between 'No' and 'Validate.'
Whenever you want to calibrate, you can click on the tabcal shortcut on the
launch the calibration utility.
Update: April 11th, 2007
"tooextreme94" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I have a magic touch 17" add on kit so I can use my finger with some
> programs. It worked perfect wtih XP pro but now when I plug it in vasta
> installs it automatically. The software is for xp that I have and the
> disconniued support for my touchscreen. the touch screen responds to my
> finger but it is no calibrated. the mouse curser is 2" away friom my
> when I touch the screen. How can I fix the alignment problem? Please Help!