"Wacom Tablet Driver Not Found" Message Following Windows 10 Update

Sometimes a regular Windows 10 update can cause minor inconveniences with your system setup, especially when it comes to peripheral hardware. If you use a Wacom drawing tablet, you may find that you suddenly get an error message that says your tablet's driver cannot be found anymore. This is no cause for alarm and the fix is relatively easy.

There are a couple of things you can do if you run into this error message. Both are easy, one is just less intuitive than the other.

First of all, if you get this error, you should reinstall your Wacom tablet driver. Head to Wacom's website and download the respective driver package that matches your tablet's model. Wacom's website usually offers all-in-one packages that contain drivers for all versions of Windows. Whether you still run Windows 7 or Windows 10, you can install your driver using the same driver package.

Download and run the driver installer executable. Follow the installer instructions and finish the process. In some instances, you may need to reboot your computer after the driver install has finished.

In the vast majority of cases, this will be enough to get your Wacom tablet working just fine again and will clear the "Wacom Tablet Driver Not Found" error message.

If the message persists, you can try restarting the Wacom tablet service using the tools supplied in Windows.

Click the start menu, then type "Services" and click the application icon that comes up. Scroll through the list of entries in the new window that comes up and find the respective service. It will be called either "TabletServiceWacom" or "Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service" in the vast majority of cases and tablet configurations.

Right-click on the service and select "Restart" from the drop-down menu. This might take care of the issue in some less commonly encountered cases.

October 13, 2021