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Windows 7: Windows 7 - touch screen

26 Aug 2009   #1
Roddy

Dual boot Win7 Home Premium and Vista Home Premium SP2
 
 
Windows 7 - touch screen

Hi

I understand with the correct specs, drivers, vid card (and monitor?) that Win7 PCs can have touch screen capability.

The HP TouchSmart IQ545a already has that, with Vista.

If I am in the markert for a new PC, and WANT at least the ability to have a WIN7 Upgrade voucher for future use AND want touchscreen capability, what do I specifically look for spec-wise?

In other words, are there any presently available PCS apart from the HP, that CAN have the touchscreen capabilty when on Win7. And is the HP TouchSmart IQ545a upgradable to Win7, anyone know, that would then retain touchscreen capability post-upgrade?

Gee, I hope that was clear!

Tks
Rod


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28 Aug 2009   #2
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

To start i must say touch screen has been around since late xp days. Its just that Win7 is slightly optimized for touch screens.

Then in regards about the upgrade. You can wait about 25-30 days for the PC's running Win7 to hit the shelves(that way you don't have to mess with the install, hoping drivers work, etc.), or you can go buy a Pc that has an upgrade through the pc's manufacturer which can take months to receive back.

McKillWasHere
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30 Aug 2009   #3
Roddy

Dual boot Win7 Home Premium and Vista Home Premium SP2
 
 

Surely the screen needs to be touch-screen 'sensitive' with correct drivers etc? I couldn't simply by a PC with Win7 as the OS equipped with any LCD monitor and expect it to be touch-sensitive though, could I?

Rgds
Rod
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07 Nov 2009   #4
cdcrook

win7 64
 
 

I got a tx touchsmart laptop, runnig win7.

However I can't find any software specifically with touch functionality. Any suggestions?
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07 Nov 2009   #5
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cdcrook View Post
I got a tx touchsmart laptop, runnig win7.

However I can't find any software specifically with touch functionality. Any suggestions?
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

It works on W7.
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08 Nov 2009   #6
UKMedia

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roddy View Post
Surely the screen needs to be touch-screen 'sensitive' with correct drivers etc? I couldn't simply by a PC with Win7 as the OS equipped with any LCD monitor and expect it to be touch-sensitive though, could I?

Rgds
Rod

Hi

Yes, you are right. You need to get specific hardware, in the UK I've tracked down this site which looks to have a good selection & price.

Touchscreen Monitors : SourceTech.co.uk

Try and search for a supplier closer to hand.

Regards
UKMedia
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08 Nov 2009   #7
cdcrook

win7 64
 
 

Thx for the suggestion.

I tried the origami pack but its not impressive. Tried finding the win7 touchpack but cant find it anywhere.

Are there any other applications you would recommend for touch (looking for some simple games so my daughter (2 years) can play around with them (she now uses touch to change movies in youtube)

Thx for replies
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