The Windows 8 Secret Sauce for your X11 Wi-Fi Driver

We have been flooded with requests from our customers regarding how to get the Wi-Fi working in Windows 8 preview for X11.  And like you guys, we couldn’t wait to get our hands on Windows 8 consumer preview.

here is the instruction to get X11 Wi-Fi working in Windows 8:

1) uninstall the driver if you have tried to install any before

2) install the driver from our website, using “Windows 7 compatibility” mode in Windows 8 preview, right click on the file, go to property and you will see it in there

3) reboot as told (We know it is not working yet, don’t worry)

4) download http://www.kupaworld.com/driver/X11_Wifi_Win8_driver.zip –> this is the secret sauce, kids

5) extract the content of the driver in step (4) to a directory

6) go to device manager and you will see 2 “Wi-Fi usb dongle” that has question market on it

7) click update driver, and point to the directory with contents. In our experience, you would have to do it twice, one for wi-fi and one for bluetooth

Now you got a working Wi-Fi driver for Windows 8!

X11 Update – Pen and Touch firmware and driver

Kupa engineers have been hard at work at making X11’s pen and touch the best in the business.

To update, please follow these steps:

1) Go to Control Panel and Click on “Programs and Features”:

Windows Programs and Features

Windows Programs and Features

Click Uninstall on Kupa Stylus Enhancer, if it is not there, no worries, move on to the next step

Windows Uninstall

Windows Uninstall

Then download the Pen and Touch firmware and driver update zip file

and extract the content to a directory and you will see:

update files

update files

Make sure your power adapter is connected,

Run “KUPA Calibration V2″ First and Click “Calibrate”

Calibration

Calibration

Then Click “Exit”. The whole process should take less than 5 seconds.

Now Click on

“Kupa Stylus Enhancer V2″ to install the Kupa Pressure Sensitive driver for Pen.

Make sure you reset your previous calibration data and re-calibrate again

Tablet PC Setting

Tablet PC Setting

Windows Tablet PC Setting

Windows Tablet PC Setting

To calibrate, follow calibration instruction on Microsoft Website link

Back by popular demand, free screen protector for all orders placed from 2/20/2012 to 2/26/2012

Kupa America is again offering complimentary protective film for all X11 purchased through the Kupa web store from Feb 20th  to Feb 26th.

Kupa Web Store

Kupa Web Store

X11 protective film

X11 with protective film

X11’s protective film not only protects the screen from scratches, it also reduces glare, limits fingerprint marks, and very importantly, adds a little bit of resistance to stylus tip to further enhance writing feel. Not only will we be giving them away with your X11, we will install it for you to save you hassle.

In addition, free shipping on all X11’s purchased on the Kupa’s Web Store.  So what are you waiting for?

The Super 96 Point Pen Calibration for Your X11 Tablet Stylus

For all Windows based tablets, we highly recommended running the Pen and Touch calibration steps listed  on Microsoft’s website

However, for some of you, the standard 16 point calibration may not be accurate for your use.

Kupa Support has created a custom 96 point calibration to further improve the accuracy of your X11 pen.

1) Go to Tablet PC setting and click on Reset to delete previous pen calibration data

Windows Tablet PC Setting

Windows Tablet PC Setting

If your reset button is grayed out like above, you have no calibration data to delete (meaning you never done a calibration)

2) Download the 96 point calibration script

3) Extract the content of “96cal.zip” which will be “96cal.bat”

the “96cal.bat” is a script that is using existing software on your Windows system.  No worries, it is safe.

4) Execute “96cal.bat” to start the calibration process.

5) Make sure your first interaction with screen is stylus, not finger touch and you are good to go.

Hint: After the first calibration point with the stylus, it is safe to place your writing hand on the X11 screen like normal as the screen will only recognize the pen for the calibration. This will make it easier for you to complete the calibration process

Last note:  This script will work on any tablet with same resolution as X11 but is created for X11 in mind. Some of our readers wanted a calibration that has less points, so here is a 48 points version

Kupa X11 Review – TheSSDReview

Every X11 tablet uses SSD drive to improve speed and remain energy efficient.

Here is a X11 review by  Les Toker of the the SSDreview.com with a special emphasis on using X11 to test out different SSD drive speed:

X11 review at the SSD review

X11 at the SSD review

X11 Web Store Special – Free protective film for all X11 purchased from now until Feb 6th

Kupa America is celebrating the Kupa Online Store Grand Opening and is offering complimentary protective film for all X11 purchased through the Kupa web store from now to Feb 6th.

Kupa Web Store

Kupa Web Store

X11 protective film

X11 with protective film

X11’s protective film not only protects the screen from scratches, it also reduces glare, limits fingerprint marks, and very importantly, adds a little bit of resistance to stylus tip to further enhance writing feel. Not only will we be giving them away with your X11, we will install it for you to save you hassle.

In addition, free shipping on all X11’s purchased on the Kupa’s Web Store.  So what are you waiting for?

CES, a great success

Thank you all for stopping by our CES booth. We had a great show and many a great conversation.

Here is one of the great moment at the shows, a customer stopping by our booth for an industrial application and was able to use it to his satisfaction not only with Kupa X11 tablet, but also with our neighbor’s excellent device stand (LifePhorm by LethalProtection)

Kupa X11 tablet and Life Phorm USB Microscope

Kupa X11 + Life Phorm + USB Microscope

Bruce Pechman, the Mucleman of Technology was very generous in helping us picking a lucky winner

Bruce Pechman, Mucleman of Technology

Mucleman of Technology and X11 Winner

Here is some media coverage:

PC Magazine

TechRadar

Tabletpcreview

PC World

ZDNET

Liliputing

Laptop Magazine