Microsoft Touchpack on Windows 8?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Tempest790, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Tempest790

    Tempest790 MDL Novice

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    I have been trying out the Windows 8 and really can't wait to get my first touchscreen monitor. I was wondering if anyone has a multi-touch screen monitor and attempted to install the Microsoft Touchpack which appears to be what the PixelSense by Samsung is running. I know that Windows 8 has equivalent programs for the most part, but I really like the Touchpack Collage software. Plus, more than one person can use the screen at one time.

    I don't know if anyone is willing to try, but I'd really like to know if Touchpack is compatible with Windows 8. There doesn't seem to be a lot of resources on this. Even Windows 7 may have an occasional issue.

    Thanks for any input!
     
  2. Toink

    Toink MDL Member

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    Yes, it's compatible with Windows 8. I installed it in my hp Pavilion DV6T series laptop since PRE-RTM and it works well. Now installed in the RTM Windows 8 Ent x64 version.
     
  3. a7medo778

    a7medo778 MDL Novice

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    sorry for hijacking this thread guys, but i been intending to upgrade my home server monitor ( its less than min resolution ) to windows 8

    any advice on some cheap touchscreens out there ?
     
  4. PaulDesmond

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    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    agree totally in terms of decent prices for non-touch units but on the other hand, I can understand people who like to give W8 the chance to work as it was designed for : Touch experience combined with a keyboard and mouse. Haha, a bit like a Surface lol
     
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  7. Tempest790

    Tempest790 MDL Novice

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    Thanks! I hope to get a 42" touchscreen and mount it. I think Windows 8 and the Touchpack should make it awesome to use.
     
  8. bk109

    bk109 MDL Senior Member

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    Yep,that's the reason why I did that with the aforementioned TV.. Well,that + I received the kit to transform a normal screen into a touch-enabled device as a gift,so I had to find some use for it :) . To be honest,I'm somewhat tempted to see if I can find and retrofit a similar one into my main laptop (a 17'' MSI GX-series), but I'm a bit concerned if I can rework the bezel so it still looks properly.. Plan B is to just wait for the Surface to arrive and grab one (or 2 if the missus wants in on the action) :)
    If you are interested,you can check out a couple of retrofit solutions (a good choice are the 3M offerings) for a normal TV/monitor instead,because a 42'' touch-enabled device will cost ya
     
  9. Tempest790

    Tempest790 MDL Novice

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    FYI: HP is selling their LD4200tm 42" touch monitors factory refurbished straight from HP on sale for $749.99 if anyone is interested. Those were well over $2000 new and usually $1499 refurb. I plan to get one since it will make a great learning tool for the kids. Just visit the HP Business Outlet store and you'll see them listed. Make sure the model number ends with "tm" because they make non-touch versions too. Add a Win 8 PC with that Touchpack and you have a very cheap Microsoft Pixelsense type display!
     
  10. a7medo778

    a7medo778 MDL Novice

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    dont get me wrong guys, i am replacing all 3 desktops in my home with some AIO machines in january
    but my server is currently housing 16 HDD, so its the sole problem i have yet

    from i searched, best way to go is the kit, but is it 10 finger enabled ?
     
  11. bk109

    bk109 MDL Senior Member

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    No offense,but if I'm getting anything,it's going to be a brand new unit,not a refurb :) Still,1500 bucks (for the usual refurb price) is more than a 50-inch class plasma (with shipping from Amazon) and a touch-enabled kit for it. Still,I'm going to check out the 4200 in person and if I do like what I see,I just might get one for my main desktop (a quad-Opteron based machine assembled with free parts from work :) )
    Depends on the refit kit - I've seen some that were barely 5-6 finger enabled,but others are upwards from 16 fingers enabled ;)