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Two conditions are necessary for this to work:

  1. Windows must recognize the pen.
  2. You must have the correct driver installed.

If those two conditions are met, your file manager (e.g., Windows Explorer) can read and write to the memory onboard the pen. If you're not able to see this work, then follow the troubleshooting steps below.

  1. Does Windows Explorer recognize the pen? If so, hardware and connections are OK. You need to look at the driver. Skip to Step 3.
  2. If Windows Explorer doesn't recognize the pen, there's a problem with the USB port, cable, or pen. Try a different USB port or different computer. Listen and look for the machine to recognize a new USB device. If you feel you've isolated the problem to the pen.
  3. Is the correct driver (32-bit or 64-bit) installed? If so all you need to do is open two instances of Windows Explorer and tile or stack them to see the source and destination for the files you wish to drop; if this does not work, proceed to step 4.
  4. If Windows does recognize the pen but Windows Explorer can't see the contents of the pen, the driver isn't correctly installed or it's the wrong driver.

Solving driver installation problems:

  1. Make sure you have downloaded the correct driver for your particular pen and for your particular operating system (32-bit or 64-bit). http://www.wizcomtech.com/downloads
  2. Before installing the driver, turn off any "antivirus" or similar programs. These not only slow down your computer, they cause problems installing things like drivers. Consider leaving them off permanently, but make sure you do your Windows updates and don't allow unknown programs to execute (for example, by clicking an exe file sent via e-mail). Also make sure your normal user profile doesn't have full administrative privileges.
  3. Before installing the driver, make sure you are logged in as an administrator. You do not need to be logged in as an administrator to use the pen, only to install the driver for it.

Final tip ! Remember, this is not a Windows application (a program with a user interface). It is a driver. Its purpose is to let your file manager (such as Windows Explorer) read and write to the memory of the pen.

1. See if Windows recognizes the pen. When you plug the pen in, Windows should react somehow to the new USB device (audible beep and/or notification in the system tray). If it does not, then try a different USB port. It must be USB 2.0 or earlier.

2. If Windows does recognize the pen, then look in Windows Explorer and find it in your list of drives.

3. If you see the pen listed in WE (you may need to page way, way down to see your list of drives), what remains is to install the 32-bit or 64-bit driver.

4. Download the appropriate driver for your OS. Some pens do not have a 64-bit driver, and if your OS is 64-bit but your pen doesn't have the 64-bit driver available you'll need to buy a newer model that will work with your computer.

5. Once the driver is loaded, WE can access the pen's memory as if it's just another drive and you can copy files back and forth or do any other function you'd do with files on a drive.

Wizcom makes a variety of scanning pens. The ReadingPen TS connects to PC differently than the other pens.

Follow these steps:

  1. Go to www.wizcomtech.com and click on Downloads.
  2. Find ReadingPen TS in the leftside navigation. Click on it.
  3. Click on PC&Pen Applications.
  4. You almost certainly will choose the 64-bit option. If you do not know whether your OS is 32 or 64, search on Bing for how to determine that.
  5. Download the exe file to your specified download location, preferably in a folder for application downloads on a data drive or data partition.
  6. Run the exe file.
  7. Connect the pen to a USB 2.0 port, and turn the pen on. Windows should beep. Windows should also give a visual indication.
  8. On the pen, go to the main menu. If you don't see it, use the stylus to click the X in the upper right of the window.
  9. Select the option for Scan to PC. This will initiate installation of the software.

Now you can:

  1. Scan directly into any Windows application. See the manual for further instructions.
  2. You can also scan and save to the pen, then later transfer to PC. See the manual for further instructions. You do not need the pen connected to save scanned text to it.

To get the text from the pen to your PC, go into Windows Explorer and look for the Wizcom folder. You may need to click on that to open the Notes folder. You can drag and drop between data locations.

If you are scanning regular words in a regular font of a normal size, with good scanning technique, there is an error margin of approximately 3%. This means that we can guarantee scanning accuracy of approximately 97%.

Errors in OCR recognition may be caused by poor quality printed materials, irregular fonts, scanning too fast or incorrect scanning technique.

Depending on your product, you can easily correct mistakes on the Pen by using the Virtual Keyboard (Virtual Keyboard icon which can be accessed from the application toolbar), the Opticard or the Character Bar. If you are transferring data to your PC, you can also edit it directly on the PC.

Quicktionary TS Premium / InfoScan TS / InfoScan TS Elite

The data storage applications on the Pen can hold up to 500 pages (8 1/2" x 11" pages with 10-12 point font) of scanned text. This is equivalent to 20,000 lines of text.

Quicktionary 2 Premium

The data storage applications on the Pen can hold up to 1000 pages (8 1/2" x 11" pages with 10-12 point font) of scanned text.

Note that the number of pages you can scan will vary if have a SuperPenTM or Quicktionary®2 Premium onto which you have added some dictionaries. The amount of free space on the Pen will vary depending on the number of the dictionaries you have added and how much space they take up on the extension card.

 

A page is estimated to be an 8 1/2" x 11" page (letter size) with 12-point font. It is unlikely that you would ever use this amount of space as you will more than likely periodically tranfer your scanned data to your computer and delete the stored files from your Pen.

Wizcomtech offers the following two year warranty on all its Pens from the date of purchase:

  • Casing and optical head, from defects in materials and workmanship.
  • Pen parts (flash card, display screen, control buttons, USB cable) from breakage or wear which would cause the Pen to fail to capture and display data.
  • All other parts are guaranteed not to fail from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two years from the date of purchase.

Misuse, abuse or unauthorized use of product will void this warranty.

Returns and Exchanges:

Wizcomtech provides a 30-day money back guarantee on all direct sale orders from its offices or online shop. If you purchase one of our products from a reseller, you are subject to their terms and conditions.

Warranty:

Wizcomtech offers the following two year warranty on all its Pens from the date of purchase:

  • Casing and optical head, from defects in materials and workmanship.
  • Pen parts (flash card, display screen, control buttons, USB cable) from breakage or wear which would cause the Pen to fail to capture and display data.
  • All other parts are guaranteed not to fail from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two years from the date of purchase.

Misuse, abuse or unauthorized use of product will void this warranty.

Exit the application you are currently working in. You will reach the Pen Main Menu. Scroll down to Preferences (or Settings if you have a QuickLink Pen Elite) and press ENT. Scroll to Right/Left-handed and press ENT. Press ENT to select Left-handed.

Your Pen will turn itself off automatically after a given period of idle time (i.e., when it is not being used) in order to protect the Pen and preserve the batteries. This feature is called Auto Shut-Off and can be adjusted from within the Preferences or Settings option in the Pen Main Menu.

Like any battery-operated device, battery life depends on Pen usage; whether you use the Pen intensively or only occasionally. The average battery life of the 2 AAA batteries used with the Pen is approximately one month. If you wish to use rechargeable batteries, we recommend using one of the following types: Radio Shack NI-Cadm, and GP Ni-Me-Hydr.

The Pen will notify you when your batteries have reached critical levels. Any data you have scanned is saved either in the Pen's internal memory or on the Pen's extension card so you will not lose any data, even if your batteries run out.

Quicktionary 2 / InfoScan 2 / ReadingPen 2

You can check the battery status on the Pen by accessing the Battery Status option from Pen Main Menu\Information.

Quicktionary TS / InfoScan TS / ReadingPen TS

You can see the battery levels by looking at the battery indicator battery icon which is visible on all Pen screens, next to the product or application name, and shows how much power remains in the current batteries. 

 

 

Exit the application you are currently working in. You will reach the Pen Main Menu. Scroll down to Information and press ENT. Scroll down to About and press ENT.

You will find two numbers relating to the Pen version, the general Pen version which can be seen in bold on the first line, and the operating system version (Pen OS) which can be found below it. When referring any queries to our support team, please mention BOTH numbers.

Note: On some Pens, the Pen Operating System version is located at the end of all the text in the About menu (please scroll down to the bottom of the text to check the operating system version).

The serial number can be located in 2 ways:

  1. Open the battery compartment. You will find the 10-digit serial number under the batteries.
  2. Exit the application you are currently working in by pressing ESC. You will reach the Pen Main Menu. Scroll down to Information and press ENT. Scroll down to Serial Number and press ENT.

The Quicktionary®2 Premium already contains a 6MB extension card, on which you can install either 2 or 3 one-directional dictionaries at once. The dictionaries you install on the Pen can be removed and replaced by other dictionaries if you want to install other dictionaries and don't have enough space on the extension card. You can buy an 8MB MEK (Memory Extension kit) if you wish to have more than 2-3 dictionaries installed at the one time. The 8MB MEK will give you room for one additional dictionary.

If you have a Quicktionary 2 or Reading Pen, adding extra memory in the form of an MEK will allow you to install additional dictionaries and also to enhance the Pen's capabilities, by adding the Notes, Address Book, Internet Links, Tables and Scan to PC applications which allow you to to scan, store and transfer printed text to the PC.

Only Pens with a base operating system above or equal to version 1.50 can be upgraded with an MEK. You can find the Pen Operating System version by removing the extension card at the back of your Pen and then turning the Pen on. Access the Pen Main Menu and scroll down to Information\About. The Pen Operating System number (Pen OS or OS) can be found in the About section either at the top of the text or right at the very end.

The Reading Pen can benefit any person (adults and children) who needs help recognizing certain words in text. This includes people with learning difficulties, dyslexia, literacy problems and those learning English as a second language.

Very young children, people with visual impairments and individuals with fine-motor problems may experience some difficulty in using the Reading Pen. However, this should be determined on a case-by-case basis.

The Pen is in scanning mode when the red light at the tip of the Pen is blinking. Scanning mode is disabled when you are in the Pen Main Menu or accessing menu options.

Scanning results may be inaccurate for a number of reasons including the use of low quality scanning material, incorrect scanning settings (e.g. Inverse or Numeric mode) on the Pen, holding the Pen at the wrong scanning angle or scanning too fast.

To achieve the most accurate scanning results:

Make sure that you place the scanning material on a flat surface. Ensure scanning material is good quality and pages are not creased. Poorly photocopied materials may provide bad results.

Make sure you hold the Pen at the correct scanning angle. Holding it a certain way at the right angle and speed and allowing for enough space before and after the text help you achieve better scanning results.  Hold the Pen firmly, as you would hold a highlighter, with the Pen tip at an angle of between 75 and 90 degrees to the page.  Start scanning approximately 1cm before the first word so the first few letters of the word do not get cut off. Maintain the same scanning angle while you scan the line and make sure the text is centered between the rollers at the tip of the Pen (directly under the white lines).

Don't scan too fast. If you see that scanning quickly doesn't produce great results, try slowing down slightly and seeing if this helps. You can also try scanning the same text at different angles and even try scanning the test from right to left rather than the other way round.  If you are using scanning more than one line of text  into a text field you should wait until the "Reading..." progress bar disappears from the screen before you scan the the next line. If you jump to the next line before it finishes processing the original scan, it may not provide good results.

If you are using the Pen on very glossy paper, or laminated documents, the Pen should be held more vertically to reduce glare. You should also make sure that the wheels make firm contact with the item you are scanning in order for it to capture the data accurately. If there are pictures on the background and the text is not clearly defined, you may not get good results.

Sometimes poor scanning occurs if the scanning settings are not set correctly. You may have accidentally activated "Inverse" or "Numeric" mode without realizing. If you are in Inverse mode, the Pen will appear to not scan any text. If you are in Numeric mode, the scanning results will appear as gibberish.

To turn off Inverse from within the Quicktionary or Readingpen applications (If Inverse is on, you will see an "A" on the screen when you first turn the Quicktionary on):

  1. Press ESC and scroll to Preferences.
  2. Press ENT and scroll down to Inverse. You will see a checkmark next to the setting.
  3. Press ENT to remove the checkmark
  4. Press ESC twice to return to the Quicktionary scanning screen.

To turn off Inverse or Numeric in all other applications:

  1. From the scanning screen, press ESC to access the Edit Menu. If you are using an application where the entire text field is highlighted, press ENT to reveal the blinking cursor and then press ESC.
  2. Scroll down to Scanning Options and press ENT.
  3. Press ENT to uncheck the Numeric/Inverse options.
  4. Press ESC to return to the scanning screen.

The Pen scans and recognizes printed text in a wide range of languages, font types and point sizes (6-22 points, up to 8mm) and in a variety of colors on contrasting backgrounds (except red on white, white on red, blue on black and black on blue).

It does not recognize handwriting, cursive fonts, mathematical symbols or other profession-specific signs.

The Pen cannot recognize handwritten text.

If your Pen contains PC connectivity and you wish to scan handwriting, small icons and highly stylized fonts as bitmap images, you can install the Image Capture application on the Pen.

When using the Image Capture application, data is saved as a picture file which can be transferred to the PC. This may be helpful for students who need to scan handwritten notes, genealogists wishing to acquire data from original documents, and attorneys and other professionals who wish to capture signatures. The bitmap images saved by the Image Capture application take up a lot of room on the Pen, so make sure to frequently transfer your files to the PC and flush them from the Pen.

You must have sufficient space on your Pen's extension card to be able to install this application.

Click here to download the Image Capture application.

The Pen can scan one line of text at a time.

If you are using the Quicktionary or ReadingPen, you can scan a line and receive word-by-word translation of the scanned text.

In most other applications, you can scan one line immediately after another and each scanned line of text will be inserted directly after the previous line.

The Pen definitely compensates for minor transgressions, so you do not have to scan perfectly straight, however, the smoother you scan, the better the results.

The Pen is great for people who cannot type well due to poor eyesight or lack of typing skills, but it is not particularly accurate for people who have very shaky hands.

No matter who you are, it still takes a little practice at first, but within no time you will find that it will get easier and easier and your scanning results will improve.

The Pen can scan printed text that is 6 - 22 points in size (six points is the small print you see on the bottom of contracts, and 22 points is about a ½ inch high).

Scanning results are best when there is strong contrast, such as black or blue text on white paper. It will not scan red on yellow, but it will scan red on black.

It will capture stylized text including bold, italic, inverted (except for Readingpen Basic and Readingpen Advanced), underlined, as well as caps-small caps, but it will not maintain the style.

You can use the Numeric scanning setting to scan numbers with greater accuracy in all applications except the Quicktionary application.

To activate Numeric mode:

For Quicktionary 2 / Infoscan 2:

  1. From the scanning screen, press ESC to access the Edit Menu. If you are using an application where the entire text field is highlighted, press ENT to reveal the blinking cursor and then press ESC.
  2. Scroll down to Scanning Options and press ENT.
  3. Press ENT to select the Numeric option.
  4. Press ESC to return to the scanning screen.

 

For Quicktionary TS / Infoscan TS:

  1. Select the Settings menu from the application toolbar.
  2. The Numeric option should appear unchecked (icon appears like this: _).
  3. Tap on the option to select it. A check mark should appear next to the option and the language indicator (next to the battery indicator) should change to numeric: 123
  4. Press ESC to return to the scanning screen.

Follow the same procedure as above to de-select the option.

Not as such. The Pen recognizes commas, periods, parentheses, capitals, hyphenations, and other forms of punctuation, but will not recognize mathematical symbols or other symbols specific to a profession.

The Pen is not able to scan off Microfilm, Microfiche, or computer screens due to problems with the backlighting.

When you delete data, such as Notes files, from your Pen, the area that was used by the data is not actually deleted from the flash memory and is left as "dead space". The Optimize Pen File System option in the Desktop application enables you to free up those areas on the Pen's flash memory that are no longer being used by application data.

To use this option:

  1. Turn your Pen on and select PC-Controlled Communications from the Pen Main Menu (Enter Upgrade Mode on the QuickLink-Pen Elite).
  2. Launch the Desktop application and select Optimize Pen File System from the Pen Communications menu. A progress bar appears on the computer that displays the progress of the optimization process.
  3. If you receive an error message, make sure the communications are working correctly between the Pen and the computer. Run the Communications Wizard (from the Desktop Help menu) to check the communications.
  4. When the process is complete, click OK.

Note: Do NOT abort the Optimize Pen File System process before it is completed. Failure to complete the process may result in the loss of all data from your Pen.

You can also select Compact Memory from Information in the Pen Main Menu.

The Inverse option should only be used when scanning light text on a dark background (ie white text on a black background). You can see when the Pen is set to Inverse as both the cursor Inverse cursor and the language settings indicator Inverse language settings indicator appear inverted.

Check the scanning settings within the application by tapping on the Settings Settings icon option on the application toolbar. If there is a checkmark next to the Inverse option Settings option checked, tap on the checkmark to deactivate Inverse and to return to regular scanning.

Inverse should only be used when scanning light text on a dark background (ie white text on a black background).

To turn off Inverse from within the Quicktionary or Readingpen applications (If Inverse is on, you will see an "A" on the screen when you first turn the Quicktionary on):

  1. Press ESC and scroll to Preferences.
  2. Press ENT and scroll down to Inverse. You will see a checkmark next to the setting.
  3. Press ENT to remove the checkmark
  4. Press ESC twice to return to the Quicktionary scanning screen.

To turn off Inverse or Numeric in all other applications:

  1. From the scanning screen, press ESC to access the Edit Menu. If you are using an application where the entire text field is highlighted, press ENT to reveal the blinking cursor and then press ESC.
  2. Scroll down to Scanning Options and press ENT.
  3. Press ENT to uncheck the Numeric/Inverse options.
  4. Press ESC to return to the scanning screen.

Your Pen will turn itself off automatically after a given period of idle time (i.e., when it is not being used) in order to protect the Pen and preserve the batteries. This feature is called Auto Shut-Off and can be adjusted from within the Preferences or Settings option in the Pen Main Menu.

Quicktionary 2, Infoscan 2, ReadingPen 2:

Yes.  Some Pens contain more than one interface language. You can change the interface language on the Pen by accessing the Interface Language option from Preferences in the Pen Main Menu.

If your Pen is able to connect to the PC and came with a CD, you can install extra interface languages from the Install Add-Ons section on the CD. These include German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish and Korean.

Quicktionary TS, Infoscan TS and ReadingPen TS:

Yes you can.  Some Pens contain more than one interface language. If your Pen contains more than one interface language, you can access the Set Menu Display Language option from Preferences in the Pen Main Menu to change the interface language.

Note: The InfoScan™3 Lite can only display menu options in English.

Infoscan TS:

Yes, the Pen can scan in several languages. 

If you are using Notes or Scan to PC, you can choose between the following pre-installed scanning languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese. Change the scanning language for the next new file by accessing the Settings Settings icon menu on the application toolbar and selecting Set Language for New File.

Quicktionary TS Premium:

In the Quicktionary application the Pen will scan in the language defined by the dictionary source language. If you have selected the English→French dictionary for example, the scanning language will be set to English, but if you select the French→English dictionary, you will need to scan in French to see results. 

The scanning languages available in the Quicktionary depend on the dictionaries installed on your Pen.

If you are using Notes or Scan to PC, you can choose between several scanning languages. Change the scanning language for the next new file by accessing the Settings Settings icon menu on the application toolbar and selecting Set Language for New File.

Quicktionary TS:

The Pen will scan in the language defined by the dictionary source language. If, for example, you have selected the English→French dictionary, the scanning language will be set to English and if you select the French→English dictionary, you will need to scan in French to see results.

The scanning languages available depend on the dictionaries installed on your Pen.

Quicktionary 2, Infoscan 2, ReadingPen 2: 

Almost all Pens are able to scan in English. Some Readingpens may only scan in one language, such as English, Dutch, SPanish or German. Other Pens have other scanning languages (Spellers) pre-installed on the Pen. These may include German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian or Swedish.  

These languages are used for scanning in all applications except for the Quicktionary and Readingpen applications. In the Quicktionary and Readingpen applications, the scanning language is defined by the source language of the selected dictionary. For example, if you have selected the French to English dictionary, the scanning language will be French.

For Pens containing other applications, such as Notes or Scan to PC, you can change the default scanning language on the Pen by accessing the Scanning Language option from Preferences in the Pen Main Menu. If you select a scanning language for which a speller exists but is not loaded onto your Pen, you will receive the warning message, "No speller for selected language". Again, this applies to all applications except for the Quicktionary and Readingpen applications.

If your Pen is able to connect to the PC and came with a CD, you can install extra spellers from the Install Add-Ons section on the CD.

Spellers are components that optimize the OCR (Optical Character Recognition) in a particular scanning language. They enhance text recognition by correcting the spelling of the scanned text and assisting the OCR with recognizing hyphenated words and characters that are hard for the OCR to interpret.  

Infoscan TS:

The IS TS and TS Elite Pens contain the following pre-installed spellers: English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese spellers . You can see which spellers are installed by going to Settings Settings icon/Set Language for New File. The list of languages available correlates to the spellers installed on the Pen.

Quicktionary TS Premium

All Pens are able to scan in English. Some Pens have other spellers pre-installed on the Pen. These may include German, French, Spanish or Portuguese.  You can see which spellers are installed by going to Settings Settings icon/Set Language for New File. The list of languages available correlates to the spellers installed on the Pen.

Please note that to change the scanning language in the Quicktionary application you need to change the selected dictionary and not the scanning language. For example, if you have both the English to French and French to English dictionaries installed on your Pen and you want to translate French text in Quicktionary application, you need to select the French to English dictionary from Settings Settings icon\Select Dictionary in the Quicktionary application toolbar in order to change the scanning language to French.

Infoscan 2, Quicktionary 2

All Pens are able to scan in English. Some Pens have other scanning languages (Spellers) pre-installed on the Pen. These may include German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian or Swedish.  

If your Pen is able to connect to the PC and came with a CD, you can install extra spellers from the Install Add-Ons section on the CD. Since the spellers use a fair amount of the Pen's flash memory, it is recommended to only load spellers for languages in which you expect to scan. 

You can change the default scanning language on the Pen by accessing the Scanning Language option from Preferences in the Pen Main Menu. If you select a scanning language for which a speller exists but is not loaded onto your Pen, you will receive the warning message, "No speller for selected language".  

Please note that to change the scanning language in the Quicktionary application you need to change the selected dictionary and not the scanning language. For example, if you have both the English to French and French to English dictionaries installed on your Pen and you want to translate French text in Quicktionary application, you need to select the French to English dictionary from Dictionary\Select Dictionary in the Quicktionary Menu in order to change the scanning language to French.

Only users who have a Quicktionary®2 Premium or who have added extra memory to their Pens with an MEK (memory extension card) can install additional dictionaries onto their Pens.

Dictionaries can be added from the CD accompanying the Quicktionary®2 Premium or by accessing the downloads page for the Quicktionary®2 Premium on the website.

The Image Capture application is used for scanning signatures, small icons, and scraps of handwritten notes. It is not suitable for scanning long handwritten pages.  The captured images are saved as picture files and if desired, can be edited on the PC using a graphics application.

The size of the image that can be scanned is limited to the dimensions of the Pen's optical head, which is up to 1792 pixels wide (approx. half a line of A4). Images are saved as bitmaps (.bmp files) and can be transferred to your PC. When you install the application onto your Pen, it will update the Desktop application to allow you to view the captured images on your PC.

You can install the Image Capture application on your Pen only if your Pen has PC connectivity and it is upgraded with the latest software.

Click here to download the Image Capture application.

When the installation is complete, you will be able to access the Image Capture application from the Pen Main Menu.

To use the application: Select Image Capture from the Pen Main Menu.  Select Scan New File and give the new file a name. You will see the words "Ready to scan an Image:" on the screen. Scan the image horizontally, either from left to right or vice versa. If the scanning results are poor, try scanning slower.

The scanned image will appear on the Pen screen. The scanned image will appear larger than the Pen display. Press ENT to reduce the image size.

The image will be saved on the Pen for future transfer to the PC. After transfer, view the saved images in the Desktop application by clicking on the Image Capture icon on the left of the screen. A list of *.bmp files will appear, and the first image will be displayed on the screen. To open an image in the application on your PC associated with *.bmp files (e.g., Paint), click on the image name and then either double-click on the file name, or right-click on the file name and select Open.

Edit Mode allows text to be edited or inserted using either the Character Bar or the Opticard.

Quicktionary, Reading Pen applications: Press ENT from the Input Screen ("Scan in ..."). to activate Edit Mode. The highlighted field will be replaced by regular text, with a blinking cursor at the beginning of the field. To return to regular scanning mode press ESC until the blinking cursor is replaced by a highlighted field.

Notes, Scan and Store applications: When scanning, you are always in edit mode (blinking cursor appears after the scanned text and can be moved using the direction keys.

Address Book, Internet Links and Tables applications: Press ENT on the field or cell you wish to edit. The highlighted field will be replaced by regular text, with a blinking cursor at the beginning of the field. To return to regular scanning mode press ESC until the blinking cursor is replaced by a highlighted field.   

The Character Bar is used to manually insert or edit text. The Character Bar is only available when the Pen is in Edit Mode. Press ENT to activate Edit Mode. On some Pens you may need to long-press or double click ENT to access the character bar.

Use the direction keys to scroll to the place you wish to insert text and press ENT to access the Character Bar. Press ESC to exit the Character Bar.

Using the Character Bar

The Character Bar works in two modes: Insert Mode and Overwrite Mode which are determined by the setting in the application's Edit Menu. The default mode is Insert Mode.

  • In Insert Mode characters are inserted at the site of the cursor.
  • In Overwrite Mode each character that is inserted replaces the highlighted character.

Use the right and left direction keys to scroll to the character you wish to insert and press ENT. Do the same thing for each character you wish to insert. When you have finished, press ESC to return to the previous screen.

Character Bar Options

The default Character Bar contains the twenty six lower-case ABC characters as well as the option to access numbers, punctuation characters, upper-case and accented characters and symbols.

Insert Upper-Case Characters: Insert upper case (capital) letters by scrolling to the lower-case character and pressing the up key to reveal the upper and lower case options for the character. Scroll to the character you wish to insert and press ENT.

Insert Accented Characters or Symbols: Insert accented characters or symbols created using alphabet characters, such as  or  by scrolling to the lower-case character and pressing the down key to reveal the additional characters available. Scroll to the character you wish to insert and press ENT.

Insert Numbers: Scroll to the numbers symbol and press ENT to reveal the numeric Character Bar.

Insert Punctuation Symbols: Scroll to the "?!" symbol and press ENT to reveal the punctuation Character Bar.

Alphabet: Scroll to the "AB" symbol and press ENT to return to the default alphabetic Character Bar.

Delete: Scroll to the "X" option to delete the highlighted character. If you enter the Character Bar from a field that has reached its maximum number of characters, the cursor immediately jumps to the delete symbol and you will be unable to insert any characters until you delete a character from the field.

Spacebar: Scroll to the "_" option and press ENT to insert a space between characters.

Multiple Characters Mode: The diagonal thumb-tack symbol indicates that you can enter as many characters as you wish into the text field. Scroll to the character you wish to add and press ENT. Keep adding characters in this way. To exit the Character Bar press ESC. Scroll to this symbol and press ENT to change to Single Characters Mode.

Single Character Mode: The vertical thumb-tack symbol indicates that you can insert one character before the Character Bar exits. Scroll to this symbol and press ENT to change to Multiple Characters Mode.

The Opticard is a scanning keyboard found on the back of the Pen case. Use the Opticard to edit scanned text, or to insert text that cannot be scanned due to scanning limitations. To use the Opticard:

  1. On the Pen, press ENT to activate Edit Mode. The highlighted text or field will be replaced by regular text, with a blinking cursor at the beginning of the field.
  2. Hold the Pen case horizontally, with the Opticard facing up and the Opticard title on the right.
  3. Scan the Opticard key in the bottom left corner of the Opticard, from left to right or from right to left, to activate Opticard Mode. When Opticard Mode is activated, the light in the tip of the Pen blinks rapidly.
  4. Slowly scan the character key, from right to left or from left to right, or touch the key gently with the tip of your Pen. The letter appears in the Pen display.
  5. When you are finished, scan the Opticard key again to return to normal scanning mode.

Use the following key combinations to enter the required characters:

  • Lower-Case Characters: Scan the character key.
  • Upper-Case Characters: Scan the Shift key and then scan the character key.
  • Caps Lock: To activate/deactivate Caps Lock, scan Shift twice. Activating Caps Lock enables you to enter letters in upper case only.
  • Punctuation Symbols: Scan the Ctrl key and then scan the symbol.
  • Accented characters: Scan the Ctrl key, scan the accent, and then scan the character corresponding to the accent.
  • Accented characters in upper-case: Scan the Ctrl key followed by the Shift key, scan the accent, and then scan the character corresponding to the accent.
  • Space: Scan the spc key.
  • Delete: Scan the Shift key and then scan the del key.

The Virtual Keyboard is an on-screen keyboard which you can use to insert new text or edit scanned text with the Pen stylus. The Virtual Keyboard is accessible from the Notes,  Quicktionary and ReadingPen applications by selecting Edit Virtual Keyboard icon from the application toolbar.

If you have bought a Pen with a USB cable for PC connectivity, or if you have upgraded your Pen with an MEK and are having trouble establishing communications between your Pen and PC, it may be that your Pen and PC settings are incorrect, or that the USB driver has not been installed correctly.

Download the following document to help you establish communications between your Pen and PC.

Download Pen-PC Communications Troubleshooter.

 

In order to check if the Pen and PC are communicating you should access the Communication Wizard from the Desktop application. The wizard will check your Pen and Desktop settings to see if they are configured correctly and then will attempt to establish communications.

The Communications Wizard can be accessed from the Help menu on the Menu Bar of the Desktop application.

If the Communications Wizard cannot establish communications (you receive an error message), download the document below to check that all communications settings are correct.

Download Pen-PC Communications Troubleshooter.

The drivers are available in the downloads section of the website. 

To install the USB driver:

  1. Do not connect the USB cable to the PC until after you have completed the driver installation.
  2. Run the driver installation from one of the above links.
  3. Once the installation is complete, connect the USB cable to the PC and check that the prolific driver has been installed correctly.

To check if the driver has been installed correctly:

On your PC go to Start/Setting/Control Panel/System/Hardware/Device Manager.

  • If the driver hashas been installed correctly, the "Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port" should appear under Ports in the Device Manager when the cable is connected to the PC. If the cable isn't connected, it won't appear.
  • If you can't see the driver in the Device Manager, reinstall the driver. If at any stage you are requested to restart the computer, do so before continuing the installation.

You will need to buy a USB to 9-pin serial converter cable.  

We use the Prolific USB-to-Serial cable which is available either at our online store -the USB Cable Round Plug, or through most of our distributors. 

It is possible to manually back up the data you have transferred to the Desktop application by going to the File menu and choosing the Save As option. The files will automatically be saved in the Desktop folder. You can save the file in a different location according to the appropriate extension (either .txt or .doc for Notes, .xls for Tables, .csv for Address Book files).

If you wish to save the data in other applications (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Internet Explorer or Netscape), set the Host application settings in the Desktop application before you transfer data from your Pen to the PC.

Open the Desktop application and go to the View menu. Select Interface Language from the menu. Choose the interface language you want from the list and click ok. Exit the Desktop application by going to the File menu and selecting Exit. Open the Desktop application again to view the change.

If the Interface Language option is disabled it means that you didn't install any additional interface languages when installing the Desktop application. To install additional interface languages rerun the Desktop installation from the installation CD. You will see a screen entitled "Select Components" or "Select Features" Check the Desktop Interface Languages option and select the  languages you wish to install.

Host applications are external Windows applications into which data can be sent in addition to the Desktop application.

The available host applications are:  MS Word, MS Excel, MS Internet Explorer, MS Outlook, Netscape (latest version).

If you want your files to be saved in Microsoft Office compatible formats you must activate the Host Settings function in the File Transfer Settings menu in the Desktop application.

  1. Select File Transfer Settings from the Pen Communications menu on the Menu Bar of the Desktop. The File Transfer Settings menu appears.
  2. Check the option This Pen Name will transfer files with host applications.
  3. Click on the Host Settings button (now enabled).
  4. Look at the information for each application in the Host Application column. Click on the line for each application and a drop-down menu will appear.
  5. Select the option you wish to activate for each application.

Note: Only one Pen can be associated with host applications. If the option This Pen Name will transfer files with host applications is disabled (greyed out) it means another Pen has already been selected to interact with these applications. If you wish to change it, go through the list of Pen names, find the one where the option is checked and deselect it.

The files will be saved in a folder in My Documents.

Yes, you may. You will have to activate the Host Settings function in the File Transfer Settings menu in the Desktop application.

  1. Select File Transfer Settings from the Pen Communications menu on the Menu Bar of the Desktop. The File Transfer Settings menu appears.
  2. Check the option This Pen Name will transfer files with host applications.
  3. Click on the Host Settings button (now enabled).
  4. Look at the information for each application in the Host Application column. Click on the line for each application and a drop-down menu will appear.
  5. Select the option you wish to activate for each application.

Note: Only one Pen can be associated with host applications. If the option This Pen Name will transfer files with host applications is disabled (greyed out) it means another Pen has already been selected to interact with these applications. If you wish to change it, go through the list of Pen names, find the one where the option is checked and deselect it.

The files will be saved in a folder in My Documents.

Yes, the Pen is compatible with Win7.

If the CD that came with your Pen does not contain Win7 drivers for the Prolific USB-to-Serial cable, click on the following link to download the Win7 driver:

Download Win7 driver

Make sure the USB cable is not connected to your PC when you run the driver installation.

The Pen is compatible with all Windows XP 32 bit systems.

Quicktionary TS Premium, Infoscan TS:

All our TS Pens are currently compatible with Vista 32. We are currently developing a driver that will allow the Pens to work with Vista 64. The driver should be available as a Desktop and Pen upgrade in the near future. If you have purchased a Pen and wish to use it with Vista 64, check the Updates section for your product on the website to see if the download is available.

Infoscan 2, Quicktionary 2:

Yes, the Pen is compatible with Vista.

If the CD that came with your Pen does not contain Vista drivers for the Prolific USB-to-Serial cable, click on the following link to download the Vista driver:

Download Vista driver

Make sure the USB cable is not connected to your PC when you run the driver installation.

 

Our Pens are tested on Windows-based operating systems only and are currently not Macintosh compatible.

We cannot guarantee that installing one of our Pens on a Mac which is running a Windows operating system will work.

No, it runs on Windows-based operating systems.

Do the following:

  1. From the Pen Main Menu scroll down until you see Preferences menu and press ENT.
  2. Scroll down until you see Interface Language menu and press ENT.
  3. Scroll up or down using or until you see the word English on the screen and press ENT.

This should return the Pen to the English interface.

If you have bought a Pen with a USB cable for PC connectivity, or if you have upgraded your Pen with an MEK and are having trouble establishing communications between your Pen and PC, it may be that your Pen and PC settings are incorrect, or that the USB driver has not been installed correctly.

Download the following document to help you establish communications between your Pen and PC.

Download Pen-PC Communications Troubleshooter.

There could be one of two problems: Either the USB cable driver has not been installed correctly or you have a faulty cable. To check this, do the following:

  1. Make sure you are an administrator on your computer.
  2. Unplug any devices that sync data between the device and your PC, ie PDAs or digital cameras. If the icon for the device appears in the notification area of the windows taskbar (bottom right of the screen next to the time display) right-click on the icon and exit the application.
  3. Run the USB cable installation from the CD. If you have already tried to install the USB driver you will receive several options. Select the remove option. Once the driver has been removed, restart your computer and reinstall the driver from the CD.
  4. Connect the USB cable to both the Pen and PC. Make sure the cable jack is pushed all the way into the Pen and confirm that you hear the last little 'click' when the cable is fully inserted.
  5. The Windows "Add New Hardware Wizard" should appear and the complete the driver installation.
  6. On your PC go to Start/Settings/Control Panel and select System. Click on the Hardware tab and then click on Device Manager.
  7. Find Ports (COM & LPT) and check that the "Prolific USB to Serial Comm Port" is listed.

If you can't see the driver in the Ports list, try the following:

  1. Try to reinstall the driver
  2. Try using a different USB port. Sometimes the cable will be recognized when plugged into one USB port and might not be recognized on another.

If you follow the above process and the cable is still not detected, contact support at support@wizcomtech.com for a replacement cable.

  1. Make sure you have new, fresh batteries in your Pen.
  2. Make sure you are an administrator on your computer. Sometimes installations will be unsuccessful if you try to install new software n a computer where you do not have full administrator rights.
  3. Unplug any devices that sync data between the device and your PC, ie PDAs or digital cameras. If the icon for the device appears in the notification area of the windows taskbar (bottom right of the screen next to the time display) right-click on the icon and exit the application.
  4. When you connect the USB cable to both the Pen and PC, make sure the cable jack is pushed all the way into the Pen and confirm that you hear the last little 'click' when the cable is fully inserted.
  5. If this doesn't help, try inserting the USB cable into a different port on the computer.
  6. If you are using a laptop and the baud rate in the device manager is set to 115200, try changing the baud rate in the Device Manager as follows:

a. On your computer go to Start/Settings/Control Panel and select System.
b. Click on the Hardware tab and then click on the Device Manager.
c. Scroll down to Ports (COM & LPT) and open the drop-down list of ports.
d. Find the "Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port".
e. Double-click on the prolific driver and go to Port Settings. Try changing the Port Settings in the Device Manager (do not try to change the settnigs on the Desktop or Pen).
f. Try a few different settings and test communication between each try. This should help.

The Setup.exe error is an error generated by Microsoft. It occurs sporadically and is usually resolved by restarting your computer.

It can also be caused by the following:

  1. The Desktop application running at the same time as the installation.
  2. Trying to install applications or dictionaries using a computer where you don't have administrator rights.
  3. Another program running on your PC which is interfering with the installation.

Please try the following:

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. Make sure that you are administrator on the computer you are using.
  3. Close any programs that may be running, especially any devices that sync data between the device and your computer, such as a PDA or digital camera. This may also include closing programs such as printer software and anti-virus software. You can see which programs are currently running by looking in the notification area of the windows taskbar (the bottom right of your PC screen, next to the clock).
  4. Replace the batteries in the Pen with new, fresh batteries.
  5. Try inserting the USB cable into a different port on the computer.

The extension card at the back of your Pen may not be inserted properly. 

Please try the following: Open the battery compartment. Remove the extension card from its slot above the batteries and blow on it and into the extension card compartment to remove any dust particles that may have accumulated. Replace the extension card firmly into the slot. This should restore the components to the Pen.

 

If you have upgraded your Pen and now it looks as though it won't turn on, or shows a blank grey screen, try the following:

  1. Make sure the Pen is off.
  2. Verify that the extension card is firmly inserted (above the battery compartment).
  3. Verify that you have fresh batteries.
  4. Now either:
    • Press the power key and then press either the ESC key or one of the arrow keys immediately after this.
    • Press the ESC key - and hold it down - while you press the power key.
    • Press the ENT key twice immediately after pressing the power key.

When your pen turns on, it may display very few menu choices. Often the PC Controlled Communications or Enter Upgrade Mode item will not be seen, but in its place you will see Communications Mode. These two items perform the same function. 

To restore the Pen components do the following:

  1. Delete the upgrade package you downloaded fro the website, restart your computer and download the upgrade package again.
  2. Insert new batteries into the Pen or make sure that the battery status (found under Information from the Pen's main menu) is above 2.5 volts. If it is not, you should replace your batteries before continuing.
  3. Connect the USB cable to both Pen and PC, find the PC Controlled Communications or Communications Mode option on the Pen and run the upgrade file to begin re-installation. Carefully follow the installation instructions.

There may be two points during the installation when you will see a message on your PC, "Compacting flash memory. Note: If your Pen is not responding please press the ENT button." On the Pen screen you should see a progress bar which indicates the progress of the compaction. If this process pauses for more than five or ten seconds after reaching 100% you must press the Enter (ENT) key on the pen for the update to continue properly. When the update is completed your Pen should function properly.

The file you have downloaded may have been damaged during the download process.  You should delete the file and download it again. This should solve the problem.

If you are having trouble downloading files form the internet, you may have to modify the web security settings on your  internet browser. If the security settings on your browser restrict the download of unrecognized Active X files, you will receive an error message. Therefore, you must have the Active X controllers on prompt as opposed to disabled.

If you are using Internet Explorer, please change the settings on your browser as follows:

  1. Open Internet Explorer browser
  2. Go to Tools/Internet Options
  3. Select the Security tab
  4. Select the Internet icon (the "world") and click on the custom level button
  5. In the settings, fix the following:
    • ActiveX controls and plugins -- change to prompt
    • Download unsigned ActiveX controls -- change to prompt
    • Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe - Change to prompt
  6. Run ActiveX controls and plugins -- change to enable
  7. Script active X controls marked safe for scripting -- enable.

Click OK to both screens and then restart the browser to make sure the settings take effect.

If applications are missing after you upgraded your Pen it indicates that that the upgrade was incomplete. Replace the batteries in your Pen and rerun the upgrade. 

Note: The "PC-Controlled Communications" or "Enter Upgrade mode" option may appear as "Communications" "r "Upgrade Mode" in the Pen Main Menu.

If you upgraded your Pen and suddenly the "PC-Controlled Communications" option disappeared, it may now appear as "Communications" or "Communications Mode" in the Pen Main Menu. Rerun the upgrade to restore the previous menu options.

If this does not fix the problem, or you did not try to upgrade your Pen, do the following: Open the battery compartment. Remove the extension card from its slot above the batteries and blow on it and into the extension card compartment to remove any dust particles that may have accumulated. Replace the extension card firmly into the slot. This should solve the problem.

 

You will only be able to hear scanned words read aloud your Pen contains support for reading aloud in the source language of the selected dictionary. This means that that language you are scanning must be supported. All Pens contain support for reading aloud in English but not necessarily in other languages.

If the dictionary you are using contains support for reading aloud you will see the speaker icon on the split screen if you have scanned more than one word. Use the left arrow key to move the cursor to the speaker icon in order to hear the scanned text read aloud. If you have scanned one word, pressing ENT should allow you to hear the scanned word read aloud.

If your dictionary contains support for reading aloud and you can't hear the word, you may need to adjust the volume settings on the Pen. From the Pen Main Menu scroll down to Preferences/Settings and access the Voice Settings option to adjust the volume settings. If you are using earphones, check that theyare firmly inserted into the earphone outlet on the Pen (you should hear a "click" sound which verifies that the earphone is indeed connected).

Note: Not all Pens are voice-enabled. When using the InfoScan2 Elite, please check that the scanning language is set to English in order to hear scanned text read aloud from within the Notes application.

The message could appear for any of the following reasons:

  1. The word was not scanned correctly. Simply scan the text again.
  2. A proper name was scanned. Proper names will not be found unless they are listed as headwords in the selected dictionary. The name can, however, be read aloud. To hear the word read aloud: press the left arrow button until the speaker icon is highlighted.

This problem can occur when the earphones are not inserted properly into the earphone outlet on the Pen. If they are not inserted firmly, the loose connection may cause the Pen to switch itself off automatically. This can be solved by simply inserting the earphones firmly into the outlet, and making sure you hear the "click" sound which means that they have been inserted fully.

Try inserting new batteries into the Pen. This should solve the problem.

If the message still appears, your Pen will need to be sent to our offices for calibration. Please contact support at support@wizcomtech.com in order to determine where to send your product. Please include your name and location.

Calibrating the Pen is free. You will only need to pay shipping costs. If, when the Pen is being checked, we discover other problems that are not related to calibration, you will be contacted prior to any work being done, to check if you have a valid warranty and if not, whether you agree to pay the extra repair charges.

If your pen does not seem to turn on when you press the power key, or if it seems to show a blank gray screen, make sure the Pen is off and do the following:

  • Open the battery compartment and insert new AAA batteries.
  • Remove the extension card from its slot above the batteries and blow on it and into the extension card compartment to remove any dust particles that may have accumulated.
  • Replace the extension card firmly into the slot. Place the flash card firmly back in place.
    Close the battery compartment.
  • Press the ESC button - and hold it down for 3-4 seconds - while pressing the power ON button.

If you receive this message, it most likely means that the extension card at the back of your Pen is loose, not that you have no memory left in your Pen.

All you have to do to fix this is open the back of the Pen (where you inserted the batteries) with your fingernail and press down firmly on the extension card with your finger.

If this does not fix the problem, open the battery compartment. Remove the extension card from its slot above the batteries and blow on it, and into the extension card compartment to remove any dust particles that may have accumulated. Replace the extension card firmly into the slot. This should solve the problem.

Hold down the ESC button for a few seconds and press the power key. The Pen should turn on and display the Main Menu.

To prevent this from recurring:

  1. If you have any large Notes files stored on the Pen, transfer them to your computer and flush them from the Pen.
  2. If the auto shut-off time selected on your Pen is fairly short, reset it to a longer time.
  3. Avoid creating large Notes files - store the data in a number of smaller files instead.

If the display is frozen for more than 5 seconds, press the ENT button to continue the update process.

When the communications with the Pen are disabled, the Desktop cannot detect communications with the Pen, and cannot initiate communications with the Pen. Make sure the Pen Communications in the Desktop are ON.  To toggle Pen communications ON, go to the Pen Communications menu in the Desktop and select "Turn Pen communications ON".

If the Interface Language option is disabled it means that you didn't install any additional interface languages when installing the Desktop. To install additional interface languages rerun the Desktop installation from the installation CD. You will see a screen entitled "Select Components" or "Select Features" Check the Desktop Interface Languages option and select the  languages you wish to install.

If you receive the message "Another instance of this setup is running. Please wait for the other instance of the setup to finish and then try again"  followed by the message "Are you sure you want to exit the Setup?" when trying to reinstall the Desktop or install additional Desktop interface languages, do the following:

  1. Press "Yes" when you receive the message "Are you sure you want to exit the Setup?"
  2. Go to Start/Settings/Control Panel and uninstall the Wizcomtech Desktop from Add or Remove Programs (Programs and Features in Vista)

This should enable you to re-run the Desktop installation.

 

If this message appears it simply means that you are scanning too fast. Scan a bit slower and the message should stop appearing.

 

If this message appears, move the Pen away from a strong light source (such as the sun or a lamp). This should stop the message from appearing.

The wheels should not squeak, and they really do not tend to squeak.

If you do find that the Pen wheels squeak even slightly, either run the tip of the Pen back and forth on paper with just a bit of pressure to eliminate the noise, or use the edge of a Pencil-tip to cause a tiny amount of graphite to fall between the wheels and the tip which will lubricate the axle.

If you wish to use your Pen to scan data in different languages, your PC settings must be configured to support the required language. If the PC is not configured correctly, text that is sent to the PC will appear incorrectly.

To confirm that your PC is set up to support the required language, do the following:

Using Windows XP

  1. Go to Start/Settings/Control Panel and double-click on the Regional and Language Options icon.
  2. Select the Languages tab.
  3. If the language you are scanning in is a non-Western European language, for example, Thai, Hebrew, Chinese, make sure that the "install files for complex script and right-to-left languages" box is checked.
  4. Click on the Details button to open the Text Services and Input Languages window.
  5. In the Settings tab, check that the keyboard of the language you wish to use is installed. If the required language doesn't appear in the Installed services window, click on the Add button and select it from the list.
  6. Click on the OK button to return to the Regional and Language Options window.
  7. Click on the Advanced tab and change the language in the Language for non-Unicode programs box to the language you wish to use.
  8. Scroll down the list of Code page conversion tables and make sure all the relevant conversion tables are checked.
  9. Click on the Apply button to confirm changes.

Using Windows 2000

  1. Go to Start/Settings/Control Panel and double-click on the Regional Options icon.
  2. In the General tab, choose the language you wish to use from the list in Language settings for the system and click on the Set Default button. The Select System Locale window will appear.
  3. Select the required language from the list and click OK.
  4. Click on the Advanced button to open the Advanced Regional Options window and make sure all the relevant conversion tables are checked. Click on the OK button to return to the Regional Options window.
  5. Select the Input Locales tab and check that the keyboard of the language you wish to use is installed. If the required language doesn't appear in the Installed input locales window, click on the Add button and select it from the list.
  6. Click on the Apply button to confirm changes.

Using Windows 98

  1. Go to Start/Settings/Control Panel and double-click on the Keyboard icon.
  2. Select the Languages tab and check that the keyboard of the language you wish to use is installed. If the required language doesn't appear in the Installed keyboard languages and layouts window, click on the Add button and select it from the list.
  3. Click on the Apply button to confirm changes.

To scan text directly to the PC using a different language, the PC must be configured to support the required language (see How do I configure my computer to receive data scanned in various languages?), and the Wizcomtech Desktop must be set to the required scanning language.

To set the Wizcomtech Desktop language:

  1. Launch the Wizcomtech Desktop application.
  2. If the Wizcomtech Desktop is already running and minimized in the Windows taskbar, open the window by clicking on the icon and selecting Show Window.
  3. Switch the keyboard input language to the required scanning language by clicking on the language indicator in the taskbar and selecting the language from the list of available keyboards.
  4. Minimize the Wizcomtech Desktop and return to the Windows application you are using with the Scan to PC application.

Note: If you follow the above procedure and are still unable to view the language correctly, it may be that a different Windows application is causing the Windows default settings to change after startup.

If this is the case, restart Windows and do not activate any other applications while using the Wizcomtech Desktop.

It is important to note that some applications may be activated automatically upon Windows Startup. If so - deactivate them before restarting Windows by modifying the settings within the specific application, or by removing them from the Windows Startup folder (Start/Programs/Startup).

 

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