Wacom Pen Tablet Does Not Function in Windows 95

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The Wacom pen tablet attached to your computer may not function correctly after you install Windows 95.


To work around this problem, re-install the software included with the Wacom pen tablet. For information about other possible resolutions, please contact Wacom.


If the Wacom pen tablet is the only pointing device installed on the computer when Windows 95 is installed, the Wacom pen tablet mouse driver (Wacpen.drv) is not removed from the System.ini file. However, the Wacom pen tablet VxD (Wacom.386) is renamed to Wacom386.10, and all references to the original driver name are removed from the System.ini file. The Wacom.drv file is also renamed to Wacomdrv.10.

The Pen Extensions for Microsoft Windows (Pen Windows) software version 1.0 is essentially disabled by the installation of Windows 95. You should not attempt to resolve this problem by configuring the Wacom pen tablet to be Pen Windows-compatible. The only resolution at this time is to re-install the software included with the Wacom pen tablet.

The third-party products discussed in this article are manufactured by a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding these products' performance or reliability.


Article ID: 132395 - Last Review: November 15, 2006 - Revision: 1.1
  • Microsoft Windows 95
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