Quick installation guide

Welcome to the Windows driver Quick Installation Guide which covers the key elements for installing the UPDD Windows version 6 driver. At the time of writing this driver supports Windows XP (Service pack 3 and above) thro’ 10.

However, there are some considerations that need to be taken into account relevant to the Windows version:

Version Consideration 
 XP  This requires a version of the driver built with older development libraries. Valid UPDD V6 versions are: 433,522,551 
 Win 7  Requires a certain patch level for the drivers kernel modules to successfully load.
 For multi-touch to work Tablet Input Services must be available. This service is omitted from W7 starter edition.
 Win 8  Requires version 564 and above.
 Win 10  No known issues with current release.​

A full UPDD driver installation document is available here and contains comprehensive installation and usage instructions and should be referenced if installation fails or the touch screen does not function as expected and for a greater understanding of the UPDD driver software.

Important security certificate considerations

UPDD installation software generated prior to April 2018 utilises SHA1 and SHA2 security certificates. The SHA1 certificate is utilised in Win XP and very early, unpatched versions of Win 7. These certificates are used to verify the driver software is bona fide, legitimate software from a verified source. As of April 2018 SHA1 certificates are no longer available so we could not update our certificate that expired at this time so our software now only carries a SHA2 certificate. This means that in Win XP and early, unpatched Win 7 systems, you are likely to see a warning regarding the legitimacy of the software being installed.

In addition to the above, when new certificates are applied, it takes a number of installations for the legitimacy of the certificate to be registered and during this transitionary period you will receive a warning to be cautious of installing the software as per this Win 10 example. You should not be concerned if you see this warning and just follow the instructions to continue with the installation.

The software is delivered via email as a HTTP download link to a Windows installer package. The actual name of the .exe file reflects the version of the driver being installed, e.g.updd_06_00_28.exe.

It is our recommendation that you download and save the file rather than run from within the browser (as offered by some browsers). In Windows XP you must save the file - running from within the browser will not work.

Prior to installing, if the system has an old UPDD V3 or V4 installed then as a precaution it should be uninstalled prior to installing UPDD V6. Trying to install over V5 will issue a warning that V5 should be uninstalled as noted here.

To install the software double click on the installer file and follow the instructions on the install dialog until the ‘Installation has completed’ screen is seen.


In most cases the installer will only install the touch driver and related driver utilities but in other cases it will also install driver add-ons such as gestures or TUIO server. The latest gesture and TUIO software can always be downloaded from the associated documentation.

Touch delay after install - The Windows UPDD driver will request control from the Windows native drivers and this can take a short time to complete, sometimes up to 30 seconds, during which time the touch may not function and / or the UPDD utilities may not respond.  Only when the status dialog shows all expected devices is UPDD in control.

Multi-monitor considerations - UPDD employs a number of system interfaces to post data into the operating system, one being a virtual HID interface and for Win 7,8 and 10 this will be the default interface.  However, under Win 8 and 10 if you configure a multi-monitor system you may need to reboot the system to pick up the new monitor / desktop associations!  However, since UPDD version 6.0.408 we have made changes to try and overcome the need to reboot in a multi-monitor environment. For the driver to accurately determine this association the driver needs to move the system pointer on each screen when it first loads so it is our recommendation that after installation in a multi monitor environment you should avoid using touch for a a while to avoid conflicting with this procedure.

A reboot should not be necessary for the driver to load and touch to work except possibly with Windows XP.

Following a successful install the touch screen should be working and the point of touch activated under the stylus. If the touch is working but the point of touch is not accurate then invoke the configure procedure.

If touch is not working you may see a notification to reboot the system. This is issued if the driver gets a Windows issued 'reboot required' status when loading the driver and will be repeated at 1 minute intervals for 5 minutes.

If there is no touch response after a reboot please refer to the troubleshooting document. Should you need to contact Touch-Base please run diagnostics and send us the resultant file.

System Tray Items

There will be System Tray item for each UPDD component installed (in some OEM installs these may be disabled):

Daemon Gestures  TUIO 

With UPDD version 6, applications that connect to the driver via the driver's API, such as the three above, will receive notification if the connection to the API drops, implying the driver is not available. In this instance the system tray icons will show an exclamation mark and touch is unlikely to be active, such as the driver's menu bar icon:

 - driver disconnected / connected notification

​If installing an evaluation version of the driver then the 'Register' option will be shown in the UPDD Daemon menu. Prior to being registered the driver will work for a certain number of touches (normally 200) per reboot for 7 days. This restriction is removed once the driver is registered. The UPDD Status screen indicates if you are running an evaluation version and shows number of touches remaining for this session and the number of days remaining:

The UPDD utilities programs are placed in the driver's application folder, by default this is C:\program files (x86)\UPDD. There are a number of utilities related to the driver and one each for gestures and TUIO server when they are installed (either by the driver installer or separately):

Driver Gestures TUIO
Calibration Test



Following installation the touch should be working and calibrated, if not please review the troubleshooting guide.

Test utility

A simple test utility exist to test the touch mouse interface and the UPDD API and TUIO Server data input.


If the registered touch point is offset from the point of touch, or the touch is not associated with the correct monitor, then the touch screen will need to be calibrated with the video area. The simplest way to achieve this is to invoke the Configure option from the Daemon menu.

System Interfaces

A number of system interfaces are used to post touch data into the Windows system and applications as described below:

Driver The driver reads all touch data from the touch screen but only posts single touches directly into the system such that the touch screen acts like a mouse type device.
Docs The complete documentation is here.
Settings Common settings can be adjusted via the Settings dialog. All user controlled driver settings can be adjusted via the command line interface, set command.
Updates The Daemon menu, About option shows the version in use. Contact the driver supplier for any updates.
 Virtual HID    A multi touch Virtual HID interface for Windows systems running Pen Services (supporting native touch functions). This is the default interface for these OS.
 Driver API   All touch data received from the device is made available on the driver’s Application Programmers Interface (API).
 Docs   The complete documentation is here.
Gestures API The gesture application receives touch data from the driver API, calculates the incoming gesture which is returned to the driver for delivery via the driver's API. This software is only required if you are running a UPDD Client application that utilises the Gesture APIs.
Docs The complete documentation is here.
Settings    The gesture settings can be adjusted in the Gesture settings dialog.
Updates The Gesture System Tray item ‘Change History’ will show the version in use. Release notes can be found here. The latest software is available via a link in the Gesture API documentation.
TUIO The TUIO Server receives touch data from the driver API and posts the touch data to TUIO Client applications. This software is only required if you are running TUIO client applications.
Docs The complete documentation is here.
Settings The TUIO settings can be adjusted in the TUIO settings dialog.
Updates The TUIO system tray item ‘Change History’ will show the version in use. Release notes can be found here.
The latest Window software is available here.


To uninstall, simply locate and select the UPDD entry in the Windows Program and Features (or equivalent in your Windows version):