Written by Robin

How do I update the Wacom driver?

Is your Wacom drawing tablet or pen no longer working the way it should. The Wacom driver might not be up-to-date, or it's set up incorrectly, or the operating system was updated. In this article, you'll read how to update the driver, so you can quickly get back to working with your Wacom drawing tablet.

Step 1. Back up your Wacom settings

Making a backup
  1. Go to 'Start' and type 'Wacom'
  2. Open the Wacom Desktop Center
  3. Go to 'Backup Settings'
  4. Click on 'Making a backup'
  5. Pull the Wacom drawing tablet's USB cable from the computer

Step 2. Download the most recent Wacom driver

  1. Go to the Wacom support site
  2. Click on 'Drivers'
  3. Go to 'Latest Drivers'
  4. Press the 'Download' button next to the Windows driver

Step 3. Uninstall the current Wacom driver

Uninstalling the driver
  1. Press the Windows key and the X key on your keyboard at the same time. A menu will appear.
  2. Go to 'Programs and features'
  3. Find and select Wacom in the list. The older Wacom models may be listed under a different name, such as; Bamboo, Pen Tablet, Tablet, Wacom
  4. Click the right mouse button and click 'delete'
  5. Restart the computer

Step 4. Setting up the new driver

Install the driver
  1. Go to the folder containing the Wacom driver. This is commonly the 'Downloads' folder in Windows
  2. Double-click on the Wacom driver. The driver's installation process will start automatically.
  3. Not working? Click on the driver with the right mouse button. Select 'Run as administrator'
  4. The installation is completed. Restart the PC
  5. Connect the Wacom drawing tablet to the computer with the USB cable

Step 5. Restore backup

Restore backup
  1. Go to 'Start*' and type 'Wacom'
  2. Open the Wacom Desktop Center
  3. Go to 'Backup settings'
  4. Click on 'Restore'
  5. Open the .wacomprefs file
  6. Your preferences have now been restored.

You've followed all the steps to solve the problem. Now you can get back to work with your drawing tablet.

Article by:
Robin Drawing Tablet Expert.

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