After months of waiting, Microsoft has finally released the official final version of Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 for consumer download. Initially when OEM drop version of Touch Pack for Windows 7 been leaked, the Windows 7 Touch Pack is said to be only available via preinstallation on new computers by OEM, but now the standalone setup installer of Windows 7 Touch Pack is available for end-user too.

The Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 is a collection of games and applications based on Microsoft Surface technology that are made available to computers with multi-touch enabled displays running Windows 7.

The Touch Pack includes:

  • Microsoft Blackboard, an intricate game of physics in which you solve a puzzle by creating a fanciful machine on a blackboard.
  • Microsoft Garden Pond, a tranquil game that takes place in serene Japanese water gardens.
  • Microsoft Rebound, a game in which you use your fingertips to control Tesla spheres with an electrical field between them to catapult a metal game ball into your opponent’s goal.
  • Microsoft Surface Globe, a program that you can use to explore the earth as a flat 2-D map or as an immersive 3-D experience.

    Surface Globe

  • Microsoft Surface Collage, a program that you can use to explore and interact with your photos and arrange them as a desktop background.

    Surface Collage

  • Microsoft Surface Lagoon, a screen saver and interactive water simulation, complete with a meditative rock arrangement and playful, shy fish.

    Surface Lagoon

Download Touch Pack for Windows 7 version 1.0.40517.00 from MDC (WGA genuine Windows validation required).

Prior to install Windows 7 Touch Pack, uninstall any versions of Virtual Earth 3D installed on the system. Windows 7 Touch Pack can only be installed on Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate editions, and it reqires a computer or monitor that supports Windows Touch (at least 2 touch input support required), with system powered by at least a 128 MB DirectX 9.0 or later capable 3D video card with Hardware Textures & Lighting.