How to Reinstall the Input Panel on a Tablet PC

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How to Reinstall the Input Panel on a Tablet PC
Reinstall the tablet PC "Input Panel" through the "Control Panel." (graphics tablet image by Simon Bradley from

Windows Vista and Windows 7 both include tablet PC components, a set of features integrated into the OS that allow you to customise the behaviour of your tablet and pen.

The tablet PC "Input Panel," a tool included with the tablet PC components, enables you to insert written text into your documents. If the tablet PC "Input Panel" doesn't appear, either the panel is disabled or the tablet PC components have been uninstalled.

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  1. 1

    Click "Start," then click "Control Panel." Type "Add Remove" into the search box found in the top-right side of the window.

  2. 2

    Select "Add or Remove Programs" from the results. Click "Turn Windows Features On and Off," located on the left pane.

  3. 3

    Wait for Windows to load the list of optional features. Scroll to "Tablet PC Components." Check the box to enable the feature.

  4. 4

    Click "OK" to reinstall the tablet PC "Input Panel" to your computer. Restart your PC for the changes to take effect.

  1. 1

    Click "Start,, then click "Control Panel." Type "Tablet PC" into the search field on the top right.

  2. 2

    Choose "Tablet PC Settings" from the results, then click "Other." Select "Go to Input Panel Settings," located on the bottom of the window.

  3. 3

    Click "Opening." Check "Use the Input Panel Tab." Check "Show the Tab Even When the Pen is Out of Range." Click "OK." Click "OK."

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