Wacom released new drivers for its Cintiq, Intuos Pro, and Intuos (new name for Bamboo) products. The drivers are for the latest products. I looked where Wacom keeps its legacy drivers for the older products and I didn’t see any new drivers.
But, I am currently in Mississippi because my sister is ill and I am helping with her care. I brought my older Alienware Aurora 4 and my Intuos 5 Touch with me. My Cintiq and Alienware Area 51 are still in Georgia. I wanted to update my Intuos 5 Touch because the older drivers for an Intuos 5 still use the radial menu technology and not the newer On-Screen Controls. Of course I worried, but I decided to go ahead and give it a try. The new driver is working well, so far. I prefer it to the older drivers because I use the On-Screen Controls with the Cintiq, and I wanted to use a similar format with the Intuos 5 Touch.
Before I go any further…if I had an Intuos 5 or earlier version without “Touch,” I would not have used the newer driver. This is pure speculation on my part, but I think if your product doesn’t support touch, then the newer drivers will give you problems. As many of you tell me, if your product is working fine, then you probably do not need to update to the latest driver.
OK, this is how I updated my driver and I think it is a good method.
- I opened my Wacom Tablet Preference File Utility (it is similarly named for Macs, but it isn’t exactly the same name), and backed up my settings. You can do the same with the Wacom Desktop Center
- I disconnected my Wacom Tablet from the computer. If you are using a Cintiq, you only need to disconnect the tablet part, which is usually connected via a USB port on your computer.
- I completely uninstalled the current Wacom Driver.
- I rebooted.
- I downloaded the latest driver from Wacom.
- I installed the Driver
- I rebooted
- I reconnected my Intuos 5 Touch
- I opened my Wacom Tablet Preference File Utility and restored my settings
And I am back in business.
Hope this post helps,