Journal Entry: Tue Jun 23, 2015, 5:24 PM
I was crying in a corner, because been deadling with a 2 year wacom problem with my tablet, where i just couldnt control the pen pressure. did everything, unistalled drivers, added alll wacoms drivers even for windows 7, asked helpd on wacoms comunity, also in microsoft, burned a mother board, nothing. no one couldnt tell me what was wrong with my tablet. Ive even started to believe that my tablet was faulty in hardware, because this not only happend on my cintiq 22hd but also in my small intuos 5.
But here is the thing no one ever told you, sometimes, when you have the right hardware, Windows 8.1 hate the guts of Wacoms drivers. Windows 8,1 will never play nicely with wacoms drivers, they might look like they are having fun, but trust me, they arent having fun, they are arguing and fighting. Windows touch gets in the way of wacom, you can have pressure and everythign looks okay, but tablet pressure doesnt feel like windows 7, feel oversensitive. Like try to do quick strokes like if you where painting grass, you will notice wacoms driver cant handle the pens recoil while hitting the surface, pressure goes way way up, soemtimes the blue bar even fills the 50% of the bar in default soft mode.
So today decided not wo wait anymore for windows 10, decided to install latest beta, and oooohhh my gooooddddd, isss soooo goood that i dont want to unistall internet explorer.
Windows 10 and wacoms latest driver the 4a(ending) are holding hands, laughing going to a picnic, i was shocked, how a faulty driver from windows 8.1 works like a charm in windows 10??????? Is the first time windows feels sooo goood, i can finally do glazing, i can control the beggining of the strokes.
If you wanna try the beta, i high recommend you to get the latest one, because i tried early versions, and i couldnt upgrade the updates, and had tons and tons of mistakes, but in the version 10130, works like a charm, i downloaded the iso file and install it, i deleted all my software and apps for a better performance, had to reinstall nvidia drivers and other ones.
If you are tired of a faulty driver, i highly recommend you to do it, the worst thing that could happend its to waste time and reinstall windows 8.1 I tested this on painter 2015 and other softwares, but not photoshop, so i have no experience if it works better there. but as a default i can see the blue bar getting lower than before when i hit the surface fast and hard.
Backup important files, download latest drivers before installing windows in case you have trouble to connect to internet after the installation. Tehre is a risk that your hardware can get in trouble, but i was lucky.
I can say that the 2 year nightmare of unpredictable pressure, over sensitive pressure is finally over. Also my norton antivirus is not working, not compatible with windows 10 yet, like i said somethings wont work out yet, but is a small trade for a perfect working tablet.
Ther eis no way i will return to windows 8.1, windows 10 is gorgeous.