Actually, it's all completely solved. The Microsoft touch driver automatically installs upon restart as when I had initially installed Win8, it worked out of the box. The Wacom driver was the only other driver I had uninstalled, which can easily be reinstalled. It seems the only thing I did not have was the wacom firmware, which may have fixed the touch sensitivity. As for the wonkiness with the calibration data, it seems you cannot calibrate both pen and touch together. At least for me, calibrating touch while the wacom pen was also installed caused the horrendous touch-input lunacy. For the sake of curiosity, I discovered that touch can only be calibrated if the pen is disabled. When I calibrated touch earlier, it didn't really need to be calibrated because it was working fine at this point. Since the option was there (and because I suffer from "I need to tinker with everything" syndrome), I decided to calibrate everything. That was a bad idea, but now I know why, so I'll just calibrate the pen whenever necessary. As for the results of calibrating the touch with the pen uninstalled? Well, my recalibration apparently sucked because while it mostly worked, the charms-activation only worked on certain sections of the screen's border. This is probably because when I was prompted to calibrate, you have to estimate where to touch those same tiny spots that you're asked to touch when you calibrate the pen, so my touching these spots was probably less precise than what the default calibration already was set to. All in all, I am happy this works. The sceen protector is great, I have better touch recognition than before (yes to dragging windows!), and now I can start messing with photoshop so I can see what this thing can do. The help is much appreciated.