Win 7 SP1, installed on your Slate?

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  1. racerjim

    racerjim Pen Pal - Newbie

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    If you go to the N-Trig website, under their FAQ section is this statement:

    "Recently we got some indications from users in the field that installing SP1 for Win7 on the HP Slate 500 ruined their touch functionality.

    N-trig is investigating this issue and until further notice, we recommend NOT to install the SP1 yet."


    Based on this, I haven't installed SP1 yet, but was wondering if anyone here had, and if it had made any difference to touch, positive or negative?

    Thanks,

    Jim
     
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    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...was wondering if anyone here had...>>

    racer: As a data point, I installed SP1 long ago. I cannot recall seeing any issues (touch or otherwise) at that time or since...
     
  3. cmergel

    cmergel DBA by trade.

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    Agreed. Have had it installed since it came out and no problems other than it being n-trig.
     
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    DaveP Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I install all Windows updates, including SP1, and have noticed no new problems with touch or pen input.
     
  5. revmike

    revmike Scribbler - Standard Member

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    None with mine either.
     
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    ships10 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I think they read it wrong...it should have been the other way round...ever since N-trig was installed instead of Wacom it ruined touch functionality....lol!
    They need to upgrade their drivers....it keeps crashing....I have had to repair it uncountable times.
     
  7. racerjim

    racerjim Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Thanks for the feedback. I think I will go ahead and install SP1. Since i've only had the tablet for a month now, it wouldn't be a huge burden to do a clean install of the OS if I hork the thing up doing this upgrade.

    Jim
     
  8. DaveP

    DaveP Scribbler - Standard Member

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    To be fair, nobody has gotten dual mode right, at least not yet. Dual mode Wacom displays are suffering from basically the same kinds of problems that dual mode n-Trig displays are suffering from. You might take a look at Sumocat's article on GBM if you haven't already.

    N-Trig vs. Wacom: A Dual Digitizer Duel

    It's not sexy but a hardware switch with no attempt to ever run both touch and pen at the same time would do so much better.
     
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    I installed SP-1 and had no trouble at all, for about 3 or 4 days. Then my pen stopped working. I rolled back my system to just before SP-1 installed and the pen has worked ever since.
     
  10. krelvinaz

    krelvinaz Systems Analyst

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    Been using SP1 since it came out without any issues.
     
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