Medion Tablet MacroKeyManager fix for Windows 8, 8.1, and 10

by Daniel Marschall, 23 October 2015

Medion tablet package

This modded driver is designed for the Medion P82012 MD 85637 and will make the tablet work under the new versions of Windows again.

You will recognize the malfunction of your currently installed driver if the Photoshop shape dynamics do not work, and if the MacroKeyManager icon doesn't turn to white after you connected the tablet to the computer.

Problembeschreibung: Sie besitzen ein Grafiktablett von Medion, mit der Artikelbezeichnung Medion P82012 MD 85637, das unter Windows 8, 8.1 oder Windows 10 nicht funktioniert.

In Photoshop funktioniert die Pinseldynamik nicht (sie ist allerdings eingeschaltet).

Beim Einstecken des Tablets in den Computer wird der "MacroKeyManager" in der Taskleiste nicht weiß, sondern bleibt grau. Außerdem erscheint das Icon in der Systemsteuerung nicht.

Download the driver here

Manual way to make it work, without using this patched driver

  1. Install the latest official driver of Medion. It is version 4.10.
  2. Restart your computer and try to use the tablet.
  3. Install the driver for the superior model of your tablet (this will not work, but install a file which will make the original driver work again).
    To achive this, go to the Waltop Website and install the following driver:
    "15 inches and 17 inches Pen LCD Monitor Driver, Q-Board Monitor Driver"
    with version 5.05 of 2013-11-12 for Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
  4. Restart your computer and try to use the tablet.
  5. Reinstall the driver of Medion again (see step 1).
  6. Restart your computer and try to use the tablet.
  7. If it doesn't work, please restart the procedure, until the MacroKeyManager changes its icon to white when the tablet is connected to the computer.
  1. Installieren Sie den aktuellen Treiber von Medion. Dies ist Version 4.10.
  2. Starten Sie den Computer neu und versuchen Sie das Tablet zu nutzen.
  3. Installieren Sie einen Treiber für ein Nachfolgermodells Ihres Tablets.
    Dafür installieren Sie von der Waltop Webseite den folgenden Treiber:
    "15 inches and 17 inches Pen LCD Monitor Driver, Q-Board Monitor Driver"
    mit Version 5.05 vom 2013-11-12 für Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
  4. Anschließend starten Sie den Computer neu und versuchen Sie das Tablet zu nutzen.
  5. Anschließend installieren Sie erneut den Treiber von Medion. (siehe Schritt 1).
  6. Gegebenenfalls wiederholen Sie diese Schritte mehrfach, bis der MacroKeyManager weiß wird, sobald Sie das Tablet einstecken.

Include the control panel app in the category view (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10)

Control panel app

You should install this registry patch to show the control panel app in the control panel category view (this is also recommended for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 users!):

After this, you will find the control panel app in the category "Hardware and Sound" (but only if the tablet is plugged in). In Windows 10, you have to use the classic control panel.

Alternative possibility (also works with disconnected tablet):

  1. Press Windows key + R ("Run")
  2. Enter "Control Panel_Betteryless.exe"
    Including whitespace and quotes.

Sie sollten folgenden Registry-Patch installieren (siehe Hinweis), um das Systemsteuerungs-Icon in der Kategorieansicht zu sehen.

Anschließend finden Sie den Einstellungsdialog in der Systemsteuerung (In Windows 10 die Alte Systemsteuerung) unter "Pen Pad", allerdings nur wenn das Tablet eingesteckt ist. In der Kategorieansicht ist der Eintrag unter der Kategorie "Hardware und Sound" zu finden.

Alternative Möglichkeit (funktioniert auch, wenn das Tablet nicht eingesteckt ist):

  1. Windowstaste + R drücken ("Ausführen")
  2. Geben Sie folgendes ein: "Control Panel_Betteryless.exe"
    Beachten Sie, dass das Leerzeichen sowie die Anführungszeichen Bestandteil der Eingabe sind!


Technical overview of the patch (attention: technical)

Following files were copied from the Waltop 2013 driver package (not designed and not working for the Medion tablet) into the latest 2011 driver package. These changes make the tablet driver compatible with Windows 10!

Additionally, following Registry information will be added, so that the control panel entry will be visible in the category view of the control panel.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\Extended Properties\System.ControlPanel.Category]
"%SystemRoot%\\System32\\tablet.cpl"=dword:00000002

To automatically install this registry information, and run Setup, the executable SetupLauncher.exe was created. It will be started by the WinRAR SFX.

Control panel application

Note that the control panel icon is only shown if the tablet is connected to the computer. This is the default behavior of the original driver, too. Without connected tablet, you also can't open tablet.cpl manually.

If you want to open it anyway, you can open Control Panel_Betteryless.exe. If you want to have it permantly in your control panel, you can do following fix:

1. Delete tablet.cpl

2. Stop MacroKeyManager

3. Using an hex editor, change "control.exe TABLET.CPL" to "contro~1.exe", and fill the rest with 00h. (Obviously, there was not enough space to write "Control Panel_Betteryless.exe".)

4. Start MacroKeyManager.

5. Register "Control Panel_Betteryless.exe" as control panel application, using following registry patch:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\{d175246d-163d-4381-837e-872ad15385e1}]
@="Grafiktablett-Einstellungen"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{d175246d-163d-4381-837e-872ad15385e1}]
@="Grafiktablett-Einstellungen"
"System.ControlPanel.Category"="2"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{d175246d-163d-4381-837e-872ad15385e1}\DefaultIcon]
@="\"%SystemRoot%\\System32\\Control Panel_betteryless.exe\""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{d175246d-163d-4381-837e-872ad15385e1}\Shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{d175246d-163d-4381-837e-872ad15385e1}\Shell\Open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{d175246d-163d-4381-837e-872ad15385e1}\Shell\Open\Command]
@=hex(2):22,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
  00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,43,00,\
  6f,00,6e,00,74,00,72,00,6f,00,6c,00,20,00,50,00,61,00,6e,00,65,00,6c,00,5f,\
  00,62,00,65,00,74,00,74,00,65,00,72,00,79,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,73,00,2e,00,\
  65,00,78,00,65,00,22,00,00,00

At the moment the control panel app will be called "Grafiktablett-Einstellungen". You can change this string by modifying the entry in the registry patch above.