Following on from managing to get Windows 10 installed on the Pendo Pad 7 I now need to get the Touch screen working.
I went looking all over the web for some drivers that might be remotely compatible but only found one set of touch drivers from a Chinese Chuwi Vi10 that seemed remotely likely to work. They didn’t work but in attempting to install them manually I noticed that there are actually already 2 sets of “compatible” touch drivers installed in Windows 10 on the Pendo Pad 7.
The default drivers are Version 17 drivers dated from 2015 but there are also Version 18 drivers dated from 2014. Go figure. Anyway out of desperation I had nothing to use by trying the older (but higher versioned) drivers and they just worked.
Here are the steps to choose the other driver:
- Open Device Manager
- Right Click on the KMDF (kernel mode device function) HID Minidriver for Touch
3) Choose to Update Driver Software
4) Browse my computer for driver software
5) Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
6) Select the higher version number but earlier dated driver and then click Next to install the driver
Then at least in my case the Touch screen works.
The final thing to really get the Pendo Pad 7 humming on Windows 10 is to disable the onboard Bluetooth device because the onboard Bluetooth device interferes with the WiFi. I have used a MicroUSB HUB and installed an external USB Bluetooth device when I need to use Bluetooth.