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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Vista 100% working on my Q1

Yeap. Even the automatic learning feature from my handwriting is working. The Tablet PC keyboard appears automatically when I log on in my Q1, so everything is in the same way it was with XP.

It did not make sense to me that without HID Drivers, the Q1 was recognized by XP as a Tablet PC and now with Vista it was not. So a little search in the registry gave me the answer. The only problem right now is that these registry changes do not survive if you reboot the machine, but if you like me hibernate your unit the whole time then you are ok. Once in a while if you reboot your machine you will have to run the .reg file again and go to your Control Panel, Tablet PC settings and check again the option to learn automatically from your handwriting. If there somebody that can write for us a little service changing this registry key that probably will be perfect because the service should run before the system is completely up, and that's probably what Samsung did under XP.

Of course, with HID drivers things are going to work even better but in the meantime we have a workaround to trick the system letting the OS think that we have a Tablet PC.

So yes, that's the news, my Q1 is back in business!


  1. Congrats!
    The auto-learning is my only missing ingredient, so would you mind sharing the registry settings you are editing?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. In my previous post at this site I have a link to a zip file where you can download a VBScript that will change your registry.

    There you will find the instructions. Keep in mind that you have to change the permissions to have the needed keys edited properly.

  3. Is all stuff as with HID drivers?
    ..is keyboard looking like this:

  4. Yes, the keyboard is looking like the one in my eo V7110!

    Here is the Link to my article explaining how to do it.

  5. You can open the VBS file in notepad and check what keys I'm changing. Also, in my how to there is a picture where you can see the keys.

  6. Hi, great tips! I've followed to the letter, but still have no tablet functions after changing the registry and running the file. Any advice? Thanks in advance


  7. at what Tablet PC function are you looking?

    If you don't have Office 2007 the only difference that you will see is that in your TIP options now you can enable the automatic learning.

  8. John, keep in mind that you have to copy the vbscript into your startup folder. Because these keys go back to 0 after each reboot.


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