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February 18, 2008

UC-Logic WP8060-TAB08 using PenTablet Simulated driver for HID Minidriver – not pentab not wintab not well designed

Filed under: bargain,gadget,pentab,wintab,wisptis — Sagacious Himself @ 8:11 am
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pentablet driver WinDDK

among other curiosities it installs one HID, two mice, and one tablet device. AFAIK Wacom has patented the no-battery stylus, so this tablet’s stylus uses one AAA battery. $35 from retailer + $7 shipping. Recently discovered there’s a $20 rebate available!

Install drivers, connect tablet, enjoy the plethora of new devices!

now: FOUR HIDs, three HID mice, and one tablet:

UC-logic illogical device design

http://technologyquestions.com/technology/tablet-pc-averatec/2503-c3500-digitizer.html

Most tablet-capable programs use the Wintab32.dll interface. In more recent incarnations of pen-based computing, I discover that Wintab has been discarded in favor of wisptis.exe (Windows Ink Services). There is also a shift to HID-based devices exclusively.

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November 16, 2007

restart later nag be gone

Filed under: I am bored — Sagacious Himself @ 11:03 pm
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Local Computer Policy
  Computer Configuration
    Administrative Templates
      Windows Components
        Windows Update

enable: No auto-restart for schedule Automatic Updates installations

gpupdate /force

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November 8, 2007

in lieu of bootvis

Filed under: category euthanized,Knowledge — Sagacious Himself @ 7:27 am
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Manual Instructions – Reboot Windows XP two times, each time wait one full minute after the desktop appears to allow Windows time to fully write to the NTOSBOOT-B00DFAAD.PF file before proceeding, then go to “Start”, “Run”, Type

Rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks

This can take 10-15 minutes to run but no notification will be given when it is finished. You will notice increased Hard drive activity while it is running wait until this stops. When this is finished in the “Run” box Type

defrag c: -b

and wait until the command prompt window disappears. It is not necessary to do again unless something has been added or removed from the boot sequence (Drivers, Startup Applications ect…) and you do not feel like waiting 3 days for it to be automatically optimized by Windows.

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