TX2500 Calibration Reset

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  1. Seketh

    Seketh Moderator Moderator

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    So, my girlfriend somehow managed to screw up the default pen and touch calibration on her TX2500. Windows calibration is useless, so I need to reset back to factory defaults.

    Tried uninstalling and reinstalling wacom and hid devices, tried adding the reg file on the swsetup drivers wacom folder, but nothing seems to work. :mad:

    Any ideia. She doesn't want me to reinstall windows vista.
     
  2. toibry

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    try a restore point
     
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    timothyb Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I noticed when I installed the tablet driver that came with the tx2500z on windows that there was something called Tablet Preference File Utility in the start menu. Not sure if it's there on the default Vista, but it has an option to remove preference file to restart the driver instance.

    Just thought I'd mention it. Maybe it's a Win7 thing and totally unrelated to the drivers I installed.
     
  4. Seketh

    Seketh Moderator Moderator

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    So, since I couldn't find anything, I re-installed Vista using HP restore. And it didn't work... It's a lot better, but still off and annoying me.

    On my Tecra M7, calibration is perfect, especially in Windows 7.

    I tried that remove preference file option before and after doing a system restore and it didn't work.

    Isn't there any other application to calibrate the tablet? Maybe something that has a few more calibration points.
     
  5. zenzen.ii

    zenzen.ii Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I think wonky calibration is just a HP thing. I played around with Windows 7 on tx2690eo, and pen was still significantly in the top and bottom right corners, exactly where one needs precision ;(
     
  6. Luthian

    Luthian Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Here is a great calibration fix that works on windows 7 (and might on Vista) it was posted by one of the pen&touch devs:

    Pick either landscape or portrait (which ever you choose will be the one with the best calibration)

    Into an elevated cmd.exe session type one of the following commands:

    Landscape mode
    Code:
    tabcal lincal novalidate XGridPts=5,175,512,849,1062,1275 YGridPts=4,137,300,463,630,796
    
    Portrait mode
    Code:
    tabcal lincal novalidate XGridPts=4,137,300,463,630,796 YGridPts=5,175,512,849,1062,1275
    
    Don't know if it will work for Vista, but it does amazing things for 7
     
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    zenzen.ii Pen Pal - Newbie

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    "Elevated cmd.exe sessions" as in "Run as manager"?
     
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    As in typing cmd.exe into search, right clicking it and choosing Run as Administrator
     
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    36-point calibration! Still not spot on, but much better. many thanks, Luthian :)
     
  10. adam.mt

    adam.mt Super Moderator Senior Member

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    Wow! Thanks. Can confirm this appears to work on Vista too.
     
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