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How do I turn off PC tablet (windows program)?


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#1 stevealmighty

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 12:19 PM

As per the title, how do I turn off Windows "Tablet PC", so that it doesn't start when Windows starts? It's more of an eye sore than anything else, but also gets in my way when I move my mouse over to my tool bar, as it opens the window for the tablet PC programs options (none of which are to close the program).

I'm running Windows Vist 64bit, and have a Wacom tablet (Intuos 3 if it matters), dual monitors with a KVM switch. Let me know if any one needs more info on the computer.

Thanks in advance for any help! :huh:
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Posted 11 August 2009 - 03:54 AM

:huh: Ya don't.

Seriously, though - I've tried several times in Vista and in 7 - and it is the service that will not die!!! :huh: But you can leash it up and put it in the closet. First part is go to Program on the Control Panel and click the radio button (circle) for the "Add or Remove Windows Components" applet in the upper left corner. When it opens, scroll down to the "Tablet PC" radio button (black circle) and click it (should make it white.) Click "done," and let the system reboot. Go get something to eat - each of the four times I've done this, it took nearly a half hour to restart - and it's still there! Grr! But it should be down to the point where it is using virtually zero resource. Close the closet door by right-clicking on the item it the taskbar, which should give you the option to "do not display this item." Or, there's a file in the Control Panel for the Taskbar where you can change these attributes. :huh:

Oh, Vista... first thing you do is drag the UAC out back and shoot it. Proceed to step one... I tried to work with it, and just could not.

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 07:23 AM

Thanks, ellenjanuary! That seems to have done the trick! If only Microsoft could make things easier....LOL! Not gonna hold my breath on that one!

The restart wasn't bad...just about a minute or two.....of course, dual quad core cpus helps to speed things up!

Thanks again! :huh:
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