Oh sketches! Gotcha! First of all - check that your pen actually has a 'nib' a plastic rod/insert. I reversed mine bacause it was getting worn, but it fell out and I had similar symptoms, so I have put it back in the right way round and all works fine now.
I do not know if this tablet works on Win7 - most likely does - check at Wacom.com. It works fine on Vista - just plug it in! It will be recognised straight away, mine was. If you have Windows, you should have at the bare minimum MS Paint, or whatever else it is called. If your tablet is responding and correctly recognised, opening up Paint should let you start sketching right away. But if you have any art talent at all you would be far far better off with Corel Draw (or whatever it is named these days), Photoshop or the like - far more possibilities (Corel Draw has all sorts of creative brushes and effects, I have no artistic talent but can produce great things with it).
on May 08, 2011