4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 12, 2013 7:43 AM by SafeBoot

    EEPCv7: Windows 8 touch control on pre-boot.

    TK45

      Hi,

       

      Have anyone ever tested Windows 8 touch control on EEPCv7 pre-boot authentication?

      In order to use it on pre-boot, it seems that we need to enable "Enable on screen keyboard" policy at least, but I just would like to know if EEPCv7 can relly handle Windows 8 touch control.

       

      To begin with, EEPCv7 doesn't support it...?

       

      Regards,

        • 1. Re: EEPCv7: Windows 8 touch control on pre-boot.
          alexn

          Yes, It will work, thats for sure, please have a look on it.

           

          This option enables the Pre‑Boot On‑Screen Keyboard (OSK)

          and the associated Wacom serial pen driver. When this option

          is enabled, the pen driver finds a supported pen hardware

          (Panasonic CF‑H1 and Samsung Slate 7) and displays the

          OSK.

           

          If you do not select this option, the BIOS will use mouse

          emulation. In such a situation, the BIOS will treat the

          digitizer as a standard mouse, which might lead to the

          cursor being out of sync with the stylus on USB connected

          Wacom pen digitizers.

           

          Always display on screen keyboard — Forces the Pre‑Boot to always

          display a clickable on‑screen keyboard regardless of

          whether the pen driver finds suitable hardware or not.

          Make sure to note that this is only valid for BIOS based

          hardware. On UEFI, we should note that the digitizer is

          managed by the UEFI software, so the UEFI

          implementation needs to contain drivers for the digitizer.

           

          You may give it a try and I belive you will get the maximum.

           

          on 2/8/13 8:59:24 AM CST
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          • 2. Re: EEPCv7: Windows 8 touch control on pre-boot.

            Alex, you are thinking of EEPC5 on a BIOS PC, TK45 is talking about EEPC7 on a uEFI enabled device - a totally different piece of software.

             

            The answer is, EEPC7 on uEFI uses the uEFI OS to provide support for all the devices, so the vendor of the device must provide either the Simple Pointer Protocol or the Absolute Pointer Protocol.

             

            You can find out more about it here - EEPC v7.0 FAQ - Windows 8

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            • 3. Re: EEPCv7: Windows 8 touch control on pre-boot.
              TK45

              alex,

               

              Thank you for your explanations.

               

               

              SafeBoot,

               

              Thank you.

              So, before installing EEPC to the PC, I always have to ask it to PC vender if the device of PC provides these protocols, right?

               

               

              Regards,

              • 4. Re: EEPCv7: Windows 8 touch control on pre-boot.

                If you can get a fast answer yes, though I suspect it would be quicker to install EEPC (without encryption) and test.

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