Microsoft’s Touch Pack for Windows 7 was one of our favorite pieces of software the Redmond giant cooked up for Windows 7. We never understood, however, why they wouldn’t just let you download it. Finally, they have.
While purchasers of desktops like the Dell Studio One 19 or HP TouchSmart have been playing with the software since Windows 7 started coming preinstalled, users who bought the computers last year, or purchased one of several standalone multitouch monitors have been left out in the cold.
Clearly, the public was dissatisfied with the way this turned out and Microsoft finally listened to their fans and business partners. The six-application pack is available for download directly from Microsoft’s servers. To take advantage of the new software, you’ll need a desktop or monitor capable of at least two-finger touch – single point touch is insufficient.