Windows Divers Install Instructions

Windows Divers Install Instructions
Windows XP/Vista Driver Installation
These instructions should be followed to install the UPDD pointer device driver on Windows
Desktops running Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Windows 64 bit, Vista 32 and Vista 64 bit.
If the touch panel is connected via a USB/Serial adapter please insure that the adapter
drivers are installed and functioning. Refer to the supplied adapter instructions for help.
System Requirements
Winzip or equivalent is required to decompress the software if received as a .zip
The driver supports Serial, USB and PS/2 devices.
CD Distribution
The setup.exe program is placed on the CD along with a autorun.inf file (which ships
with the driver). Insert the CD and the autorun file automatically invokes the setup.
exe program. The autorun.inf file contains:
Installation Notes
For USB HID devices it is recommended that the device is first connected to
the system prior to installation. This allows the HID driver to load and take control of
the device. During the installation procedure UPDD will register as the controller’s
driver and take control of the device from HID. Once installed UPDD will then be
associated with the device. Should another driver, including HID, ever take control
there is an option in the UPDD Console, Hardware dialog, Redetect PnP device to reassociate the device with UPDD.
The installation procedure is used to install the software for a single touch
screen UPDD supported pointer device. In a multi-touch screen or pointer device environment invoke the UPDD Console - Hardware dialog to add additional devices after installation. See the Multi monitor and multi device documentation for further information.
3. If UPDD is installed on an XPe system using the standard setup.exe file, typically
to test the driver prior to embedding, UPDD installation has certain dependencies
that need to be present for successful installation. One of the less obvious
dependencies is the use of RegEdit during install to set up the registry. If RegEdit
is not present all selections and dropdowns are blank.
Vista issues:
a) During our extensive tests we found a consistent problem when installing
the driver for the support of a serial device only in that we could not get
the OS to load the driver after install and therefore a reboot was required
to complete installation. We have made a change for Vista systems that
requires the Device Manager to be loaded during the installation process
which may be seen for a second as it is loaded and is then placed in the
b) Under Vista you can enable User Account Control (Control panel/
Security Center/User Account Control (UAC)) such that the user is
informed, via alerts, of certain system events that might compromise
Security. The UPDD install (setup.exe) program will perform certain
tasks such that an UAC Alert is shown informing the user that Setup is
requesting permission to proceed. Proceed to complete installation or turn
off UAC prior to UPDD install.
Installation Procedures
Installation of the driver must been performed while logged on as a user with
Administration rights.
Expand the .ZIP file and extract the setup.exe program. Double click the setup.exe
program and select the controller from the list of supported controllers in this
build. If you select a serial controller you will be shown a fixed list of serial ports to
select the desired port. If the port is not listed this can be entered from the UPDD
Console after installation.
Following installation the UPDD Console and calibration utilities will be placed in
the UPDD applications folder c:\program files\updd, accessible via the Windows
Program Manager, UPDD entry.
Installation Options
Silent Install Mode
Running setup –s indicates that no UPDD install dialogs are to be shown. Default
settings for the touch controller are used unless a clone file is found in which case the
settings in the clone file are used.
Silent Reinstall Mode
The UPDD installer also supports a silent reinstall option (Setup –sr). The silent
reinstall upgrades all software components but leaves all previous settings
Clone Settings
Once installed the driver can be configured via the UPDD Console. These setting can
be replicated (cloned) to a file in the UPDD Console – Status dialog - Dump settings
option. This process will create a .reg file. If this file is placed within a sub-folder
called UPDD_EXT and renamed to upddclon.reg the install process will use the
settings defined in the clone file.
Make INF File
Running Setup MAKEINF can be used to create an INF file to allow for an INF style
installation. See separate WHQL for further information.
Signed drivers
Windows 2000, XP and Vista will automatically show a warning dialog if an
unsigned driver is installed. Some UPDD installs, that are installing an unsigned
driver, have been configured to automatically handle the warning dialog. This results
in a ‘dialog flash’ during install. Other UPDD installs have been configured to not
handle the warning dialog, leaving the user to handle the dialog, as seen below.
Windows 2000, XP and Vista can be configured to not allow the installation of
unsigned drivers. Drivers have been identified as one of the major causes for the past
instability of Windows. Drivers can be submitted to Microsoft to be approved and
‘digitally signed’ to show that they have passed specific driver acceptance tests.
UPDD cannot on its own be submitted for approval. It can only be approved with the
pointer device. Where UPDD has been submitted to Microsoft with appropriate
hardware it has passed all tests and been approved and digitally signed. You may or
may not be installing a signed version of this driver but you should not be unduly
concerned if you are installing an unsigned version. For more information the WHQL
and digital signature documentation.
The driver can be removed via the Windows Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs
Select the ‘Universal Pointer Device Driver’ entry in the Add/Remove Programs
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